Sylvi Vigmo’s research takes an interest in learning and teaching practices in which digital technologies are integrated, in formal education contexts as well as learning in everyday life. This research focus involves addressing and exploring the materiality of digital technologies and how these impact conditions for participation and interaction in digital social practices. Methodologically, video and interaction analysis together with ethnographies are of particular interest. Previous research has investigated students’ interaction and communication in social media. Other recent research has examined open educational resources in open educational practices in two European funded projects. She is also currently involved in studying university teachers’ experiences from participating in training of teaching and learning and digitalization in higher education.
Before defending her dissertation (New spaces for language learning: A study of student interaction in media production in English, 2010) and PhD degree in language didactics, University of Gothenburg, she worked for two decades as a language teacher (Master of Arts in German and English). As a senior lecturer, she has focused on the development and directing of international master programme in IT and learning, and responsible for the doctoral programme (University of Gothenburg). Presently, she is involved as a guest professor at the School of Education and Communication in Jönköping, linked to the LeadMe project.