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Dissertation: “Interesting comments” – Online learning is peer action at its best

Posted on 24/10/16.


Liisa Kääntä (MA) describes university students’ digital communication in her PhD study in Modern Finnish. The digitalisation of education is currently a ‘hot potato’, and various means with which to develop teaching, learning and researching in and through the Web are being considered in different media and situations both nationally and locally. Kääntä’s study peeks into this world by focusing on interaction and language use. What kind of interaction between students does learning in the Web enable?

– It’s not as scattered, isolated and unidirectional as one might think. Especially, if you consider that here we are talking about task-based exercises made within a virtual learning environment, replies Kääntä, who defends her thesis in the University of Vaasa.