Author Archives: Matti Nelimarkka

Learning & Design meetup

Interested to have a chat around learning and design with likeminded people? Join our learning & design meetup on Thursday November 27th in Aalto School of Business to meet researchers, practitioners and people interested here. Glögi and some food will be … Continue reading

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LEAD researchers contribute to Wikipedia

We’ve accumulated a lot of knowledge and understanding during the LEAD project and our question is how shall we share it? And the natural answer is to make Wikipedia pages even better for others! We’ve created a new page on … Continue reading

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Aalto Digi Platform meets on e-learning and MOOCs

Aalto University has set up what is called as Digi Platform to examine how digitalization influences society and industries. The next meeting focuses on MOOCs and e-learning and takes place on Wednesday 28th 8am. We invite all blog readers to come … Continue reading

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EdMedia 2014 in Tampere, LEAD is here too

The international EdMedia conference is starting now at Tampere, and the LEAD research group is extreamly visible in the conference. We have our own LEAD Symposium: Design for Learning: Enhancing Participation in Learning through Design Thinking with participants from every LEAD research … Continue reading

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Social shift in MOOCs

Executive summary: Matti has been looking some MOOC related research taking place in UC Berkeley. One emerging theme is adding peer-to-peer interaction into the exercises to support learning. Matti suggests that this might be a weak signal and learning platform … Continue reading

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Education Research in Berkeley

Originally published in my personal blog Science & Industry. Greetings from Berkeley Education Research Day, one day event exploring education research and practice around education. The US education sector is highly different from Finnish context, so not all topics were that relevant … Continue reading

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The Backchannel Study and few notes on experiments

The school is over, and so is the extensive studies (5 classes, total of circa 75 students) conducted in Hämeenlinna have come to end. The idea was that the classes used a hacked version of a backchannel tool where we … Continue reading

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Middle school intern Nico at HIIT

In Finland, there is a practice of middle school students doing a short term internship (TET) in work places. We had Nico, a 8th grader visiting us for one week. Nico wrote about his experiences with us: HIITissä työskentely oli … Continue reading

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LEAD @ ITK 2013

Interaktiivinen tekniikka koulutuksessa (ITK, Interactive Technology in Education, ITE) -conference is the largest conference in Finland related to information and communication technology in educational use, and this year takes place 10-12.4. in Hämeenlinna. LEAD participants are actively present in the conference, presenting … Continue reading

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Mobile tools good in social context

In this blog post, I summarize learning Squire’s & Dickers’ article “Amplifications of learning: Use of mobile devices among youth” published in Convergence. Their work is a small qualitative study with ten teenagers in U.S., so the results might not … Continue reading

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