Mogens Olesen

Mogens Olesen

Associate Professor

Current research

I am interested in the ways our media, especially digital media, shape us. My research addresses the challenges and potentials that follow from the ubiquitous influence of digital media and technology in our society - on an individual, social and societal level.

In particular, I focus on how digital media such as laptops, smartphones and tablet computers are reconstructing our classrooms. How digital, interactive media create educational environments affording didactic possibilities - i.e. in terms of  new forms of activating, multimodal, student-centered learning. On the other hand, the new environment also causes a range of challenges. My work aims to provide guidelines for developing digital media didactic solutions.

Another research interest of mine concerns the relation between media and sports. This includes the interplay between mass media and social network media, e.g. as expressed in hashtag-based football fan activism, and in communities and user patterns among Tour de France fans on Twitter. 

Lately, I have focussed on the group of digital phenomena known as short-form media. This includes TikTok, YouTube shorts, stories on Instagram, Snapchat, memes etc.

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