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Vor-und Nachteile der Digitalisierung bei der Arbeit von Sprachexpertinnen und –experten (2020)


Selkälä, S., & Virtaluoto, J. (2020). Vor-und Nachteile der Digitalisierung bei der Arbeit von Sprachexpertinnen und –experten. In H. Hirsto, M. Enell-Nilsson, H. Kauppinen-Räisänen, & N. Keng (Eds.), Työelämän viestintä III, Arbetslivskommunikation III, Workplace Communication III, Kommunikation im Berufsleben III : VAKKI-symposiumi XL. Vaasa 6. – 7.2.2020 (pp. 224-237). Vaasan yliopisto. VAKKI publications, 12. https://vakki.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/VAKKI2020_SelkalaVirtaluoto_pdf.pdf


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Selkälä, Satu; Virtaluoto, Jenni

Parent publication: Työelämän viestintä III, Arbetslivskommunikation III, Workplace Communication III, Kommunikation im Berufsleben III : VAKKI-symposiumi XL. Vaasa 6. – 7.2.2020

Parent publication editors: Hirsto, Heidi; Enell-Nilsson, Mona; Kauppinen-Räisänen, Hannele; Keng, Nicole

Conference:

  • VAKKI Symposium

Place and date of conference: Vaasa, 6.7.2.2020

eISBN: 978-952-68538-9-5

Journal or series: VAKKI publications

ISSN: 2242-6841

eISSN: 2242-685X

Publication year: 2020

Number in series: 12

Pages range: 224-237

Number of pages in the book: 294

Publisher: Vaasan yliopisto

Place of Publication: Vaasa

Publication country: Finland

Publication language: German

Persistent website address: https://vakki.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/VAKKI2020_SelkalaVirtaluoto_pdf.pdf

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/74068


Abstract

While the future of work is discussed from many perspectives, discussions on how an individual's own work
tasks are changing are relatively rare (Dufva et al. 2017). This article builds on our alumni study (Selkälä,
Tahkokorpi & Virtaluoto 2018), in which we discovered that despite the perceived changes in working life
- often called the disruption of work - the foreign language alumni of the Oulu University have found permanent positions in the traditional professions of language graduates with relative ease. For them, the
disruption of work has not affected employability or the terms of employment. To investigate how working
life has changed for people in these professions, we gathered group and individual interview data in 2018-
2019 on the career development of language professionals. We transcribed the data and analyzed it through
thematic analysis (Braun & Clarke 2012). This article discusses the main theme we discovered in the data:
the digitalization of work. Based on the data, digitalization has had a profound impact on the work of
language professionals, but teachers and other language professionals experience this impact very differently. We conclude by suggesting ways in which the effects of digitalization could be managed.


Keywords: foreign languages; specialists (experts); language teachers; working life; change; digitalisation; higher education (teaching); alumni

Free keywords: Alumni; Digitalisierung; Lehrende; Sprachexpertinnen und -experten; Veränderungen im Arbeitsleben


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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2020

JUFO rating: 1


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