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Researching digital education practices – The IUDE framework

Education and learning

The aim of this lecture is to give a theoretical and methodological introduction in platform studies; that is, in providing adequate tools in order to qualitatively research ‘digital education platforms’.

17 nov 2022
09:30 - 11:45
IT Faculty, Lindholmsplatsen 1, room: Quark OR online on Zoom
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Online participation on Zoom

Mathias Decuypere, professor at KU Leuven, Belgien

In a first part, a conceptual elaboration of what digital education platforms are (and do) will be provided. In a second part, through a series of worked examples, the IUDE (Interface-Usage-Design-Ecology) framework will be presented; a methodological framework
that allows to research digital education platforms from a variety of analytical perspectives.

Mathias Decuypere is professor of Qualitative Research in Education (Tenure track), Methodology of Educational Sciences Research Group at KU Leuven, Belgium. A short bio can be found here:


09:30-10:30 Keynote by Mathias Decuypere

10:3-11:00 Coffee and talk

11:00-11:45 Discussion with Mathias


Decuypere, M. (2021). The topologies of data practices: A methodological introduction. Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research, 10(1), 67-84. doi: 10.7821/naer.2021.1.650

Recent publications

Decuypere, M., & Hartong, S. (2022). Edunudge. Learning, Media and Technology. doi:10.1080/17439884.2022.2086261

Decuypere, M., Hartong, S., & van de Oudeweetering, K. (2022). Introduction. Space- and time-making in education: Towards a topological lens. European Educational Research Journal. doi:

Decuypere, M., & Lewis, S. (2021). Topological genealogy: A methodology to research transnational digital governance in/through/as change. Journal of Education Policy. doi:10.1080/02680939.2021.1995629

Decuypere, M., Grimaldi, E., & Landri, P. (2021). Introduction: Critical studies of digital education platforms. Critical Studies in Education, 62(1), 1-16. doi: 10.1080/17508487.2020.1866050