EveLINE

EveLINE is a multidisciplinary research group, which is interested in our everyday life in technology-rich neo-communities. The members of the group have come from the fields of English Philology, Finnish Language, Information Processing Science, Marketing and Social Sciences. EveLINE is continuation for the MOTTI project (Multidisciplinary research team), which was launched by virtual university funding.

EveLINE focuses on everyday life in technology-rich environments. It has examined engaging children as active citizens, the emergence of the future school and participatory design with language students with the aim of strengthening their agency as designers of future language learning. Studies have also been conducted on communities of different kinds with special interest on the complexity of change (e.g. of experience, beliefs, and practices). The research group also aims at developing methods of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research collaboration.

As a research framework EveLINE uses nexus analysis and related research approaches (e.g., activity theory and participatory action research). Nexus analysis (Scollon & Scollon, 2004) is an approach, which is interdisciplinary in nature, focuses on social action, and combines different research approaches in a sequence of steps from engaging, navigating and changing (e.g. ethnography, interaction analysis and qualitative study of different types). It involves a participatory stance in the researcher stepping into the community itself.

The PI of the research team in the Humanities is Leena Kuure. The EveLINE members from English Philology are also members in COACT. Please see the EveLINE website for more information on team members and activities.

Last updated: 12.12.2016