Digital Literacy Practices in Education. An Investigation of the Use of Blogs in a Norwegian High School.

This thesis investigates ho students and their teacher use blogs in the classroom. The thesis is comprised of three articles each investigating different aspects of the blogging activities, from observations of the class’ activities during lessons and the students’ own account of the blogging activities to discursive and linguistic features of the blog texts.

The main findings of this thesis are that the conditions for participation and agency change through the use of blogs in this class, and that there are indications of student authority strengthening at the discursive as well as linguistic level. Moreover, findings suggest that, contrary to common beliefs about teenagers being particularly skilled users of digital media and teachers being outdistanced, schools can make important contributions when it comes to introducing digital tools for literacy to the students.