I am interested in the multimodal practices of (language/literacy) learning in our everyday, technology-rich world. Recently my research has focused on language learning in informal, networked settings, on children's and young people's genuine participation as well as on language students' and teachers' challenges in anticipating future prospects of technology-development, and the affordances they will provide for language education. In the past I have also studied learner language, bilingualism and aspects of text accessibility. My methodological framework draws on mediated discourse and nexus analysis and I use multiple types of data. My research is often conducted in multidisciplinary collaboration (Languages, Sociology, Information Processing Science). I am one of the principal investigators in the research community COACT and the multidisciplinary research group EveLINE
- Principles of accessibility and design in English texts (Academy of Finland, 1994-1996)
- Shape - Sharing and constructing perspectives in virtual interaction (Academy of Finland, 2000 - 2004)
- ScandLE - NordForsk Network on Teaching Problem-Based Learning in Virtual Environments, 2011–2013
- Multimodal action and interaction in networked learning and work (MAILL), Project Head
- NB! See the Eveline website for projects completed in the field of technology-rich everyday life.