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Mathematics teaching material in a digital environment: Aspects of importance in relation to students´ interaction with multimodal text

Research project The overall purpose of this project is to contribute to research concerning how multimodal resources in mathematics teaching material in digital environments can provide opportunities for learning, but also entail potential challenges. The project contains two different phases, the first about features of digital teaching material, and the second about students’ interaction with such materials.

The project is based on a social semiotic perspective, where the analyses rely on a framework that includes layout, cohesion, and acts of communication. Phase one focuses on analysing modern digital teaching materials, while phase two involves creating and testing dynamic digital items with varying interactivity and dynamism. Data collection includes eye-tracking, and stimulated recall interviews with students. Analyses of how students interact with the items depending on textual features and previous digital experience contribute knowledge about teaching materials in a digital setting.

Head of project

Anneli Dyrvold
Associate professor, research fellow

Project overview

Project period:

2020-01-01 2023-12-31

Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Department of Science and Mathematics Education

Research area

Educational sciences

External funding

Swedish Research Council

External funding

Latest update: 2024-01-31