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Biosketch: Dr. Sylvi Vigmo

Sylvi Vigmo holds a position as a senior lecturer and researcher in education at the Department of Education, Communication and Learning. In 2010 Vigmo defended her dissertation and received a doctoral degree specializing in language didactics. Grounded in a research interest in the changing conditions for learning with digital technologies, Vigmo investigated students’ interactions and collaborative use of digital technologies in a media production. Perspectives taken in previous research have included research exploring young people’s language learning activities in social media, investigating actual uses of language that go beyond the institutional framing of what it means to know a language. Recent involvement in international collaboration includes one EU-funded research project investigating open educational resources in less used languages, two EU-funded strategic partnerships focusing on open educational practices, open educational resources in higher education and mobile technologies applied for assessing language learning activities. With a research focus on changing conditions for communication, interaction, and learning with digital technologies, Vigmo contributes to the theme “Young citizens: Literacy and participation in new media ecologies” in LETStudio 3, which is one of the prioritized research areas at the University of Gothenburg.

Vigmo’s teaching is mainly within teaching and learning in higher education, and courses linked to IT and learning. Part of her responsibilities is as a Director of studies, courses in education, national and international master’s programmes in education.

Recent publications


Wernholm, M., & Vigmo, S. (2015) Capturing children's knowledge-making dialogues in Minecraft, International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 38:3,230-246, DOI: 10.1080/1743727X.2015.1033392

Lantz-Andersson. A., Vigmo, S., & Bowen, R. (2015/in press). Students’ frame shifting - Resonances of social media in schooling. Learning, Media and Technology, DOI:10.1080/17439884.2015.1051051


Bourbour, M., Vigmo, S., & Pramling-Samuelsson, I. (2014). Integration of interactive whiteboard in Swedish preschool practices. Early Child Development and Care, 185 (1).

Vigmo, S., & Lantz-Andersson. A. (2014). Language in the wild - Living the carnival in social media. Social Sciences, 3(4), 871-892; doi:10.3390/socsci3040871

Vigmo, S. (2014). Mellanrum för språk. [Spaces in between for languages.] In A. Lantz-Andersson & R. Säljö (Eds.), Lärare i den uppkopplade skolan, s. 13-37 [Teacher in the connected school]. Malmö, Sweden: Gleerups.


Bradley, L., & Vigmo, S. (2013). Futures for language learning and teaching practices. In E. Christiansen, L. Kuure, A. Mørch & B. Lindström (Eds.), Problem-Based Learning for the 21st Century - New Practices and Learning Environments. Aalborg: Aalborg University Press.

Vigmo, S., & Lantz-Andersson, A. (2013). Elevers gränsöverskridande framträdande på sociala nätverksplatser i ett utbildningssammanhang. Pedagogisk forskning i Sverige, 18(1-2), 36-61.

Lantz-Andersson, A., Vigmo, S., & Bowen, R. (2013). Crossing boundaries in Facebook: Students’ framing of language learning activities as extended spaces. International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 8(3), 293-312. DOI 10.1007/s11412-013-9177-0 http://www.springer.com/alert/urltracking.do?id=L2d51aa6Mcdfd8cSa82f379

Lantz-Andersson, A., Vigmo, S., & Bowen R. (2013). New spaces for learning - language learning practices in social networking sites. Invited symposium at the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction conference, EARLI, August 27-31, Munich, Germany

Vigmo, S., Lantz-Andersson, A., & Bowen, B. (2013.) What and who is behind the curtain - Students’ front and back stage languaging in social media Paper presentation at the 2013 Worldcall conference, July 10-13 Glasgow, Scotland.

Lantz-Andersson, A., Bowen, R., & Vigmo, S. (2013). Frontstage and backstage in social networking sites - The case of internationally collaborating language students. Paper presentation at the NERA (the main association for educational researchers in the Nordic countries) 41st Congress March 7-9. Reykjavik, Iceland.


Lantz-Andersson, A., Vigmo, S. (2012). Students’ framing of language learning practices in new media ecologies., Eurocall 2012 Conference: CALL: using, learning, knowing, Gothenburg 22-25 August, 2012

Lindström, B., Godhe, A-L., Hillman, T., Vigmo, S. (2012). Kunskapsbildning om IKT och lärande, Skoldagarna, invited address. Malmö

Vigmo, S., Lantz-Andersson, A., Bowen, R. (2012). Linguascapes - language learning in social media worlds, Next Generation Learning Conference 2012, Dalarna University, Falun, Sweden. February 21- 23.

Vigmo, S., Lantz-Andersson, A., & Bowen, R. (2012). Linguascapes - language learning in social media worlds. Next Generation Learning Conference 2012, Dalarna University, Falun, Sweden. February 21-23.

Lantz-Andersson, A., Vigmo, S., & Bowen, R. (2012). Students' Framing of Language Learning Practices in Social Networking Site. Eurocall 2012 Conference: CALL: using, learning, knowing, Gothenburg, August 22-25, 2012.


Sylvi Vigmo

Ph.D., Senior Lecturer

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