FUNDERSUniversity of Joensuu
Department of Computer Science and Statistics @ University of Joensuu
Academy of Finland
European Social Fund
TEKES - National Technology Agency of Finland
SIGCSE - ACM Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education
INDUSTRIAL PARTNERSAssa Abloy
Sordino Information Systems
CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS & SUMMER SCHOOLS
PastIEEE 4th International Workshop on Technology for Education in Developing Countries, July 10 -12, 2006, Iringa, Tanzania
Malta International Summer School on Educational Technology in Cultural Context, June 20 - 25, 2005
Taiwan International Summer School on Educational Technology in Cultural Context, Taiwan, June 28 - July 3, 2005
International Conference on Educational Technology in Cultural Context, Taiwan, July 7, 2005
Mekrijärvi International Summer School on Educational Technology in Cultural Context, Finland, September 25 - 29, 2005
WELCOME TO THE FASCINATING FIELD OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY!
Educational technology research at the School of Computing, University of Eastern Finland, develops novel tools for learners with particular challenges or barriers in learning.
The learning gaps that need to be bridged might be due to several reasons, like physical distance, time constraints, lacking learning resources, mental or physical disabilities, or cultural differences, to mention but a few.
These difficulties inspire us to overcome them.
They take us to create learning environments for Tanzanian students, develop a distance education scheme for pupils in the rural villages of Northern Karelia, design mindtools for better comprehension of interrelated concepts, analyze reasons for dropping out of courses, inspire students into more creative and unconventional thinking.
We emphasize the feedback from potential users at the very early phase of technology development. We are happy to have active user groups at our Kids' Club as well as in our Virtual Studies in Computer Science project - they help us to identify specific requirements for quality education.
Our team wants to be a truly interdisciplinary and international one. We have been lucky to find people from such diverse areas as education, engineering, and theology. However, based at a Computer Science department, we are particularly interested in how to use available technologies in a fresh way, but also in developing new innovations to meet existing educational challenges in order to create exciting future technologies.
We carry out our research tasks in close collaboration with other major institutions working in the area, such as the University of Twente (NL), the University of Warwick (UK), Weizmann Institute of Science (IL), University of Southern Denmark (DK).
We are looking forward to your joining our team!
Professor Erkki Sutinen, email@example.com
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