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How to learn and what to learn: reflect and regulate; humanities and arts

It looks that in the edu. tech. research field we constantly forget two things. These are: (1) learners are humans; (2) what is important for humans. For instance, in research related to e-learning and learning objects and later to massive open online courses and learning analytics there is very little consideration of these topics. Why […]

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Children learning by themselves and progressive inquiry

A couple of weeks ago — actually it was the May Day — I gave a talk in a conference in Ankara Turkey. Here are the slides from my talk: %CODE1% One reason to accept the invitation (in Finland the May Day is an important festival of academia) was, that among the invited speakers there […]

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Imagine courses that take place in wikis, blogs, social networks…

I am this week in the WikiSym / Wikimania double conference. Its’ another great opportunity to spend some time with the world’s brightest wiki-minds: academics, developers, community members and bureaucrats. I am going to give a short talk on Friday in the Wikiversity session. I am going to present the EduFeedr, a small and beautiful […]

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Design thinking and education

The Nordic Conference on Activity Theory and the Fourth Finnish Conference on Cultural and Activity Research (FISCAR10) started today. This time the conference takes place at the Aalto University School of Art and Design. The keynotes are video streamed online. The recording will be available in the same site, too. The original home of the […]

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18.04.07 workshop on social software (hands-on) – Hämeenlinna

We (Teemu Arina and Teemu Leinonen) are running a beginner friendly practical hands-on workshop called “Uudet sosiaaliset ohjelmistot käytännössä” (new social software in practice) with three facilitators at Interactive Technology in Education -conference on 18th of April, 2007 in Hämeenlinna, Finland. The main language of the full day workshop is finnish (tervetuloa vaan kaikki mukaan […]

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Distance working the Australian way

I have understood that in the field of distance learning there is one country that is very much ahead of everybody else. Australia. In an audio interview Martin Dougiamas, Creator of Moodle, tells how he grow up in a middle of Australia. In 1970’s he did his first years of school with four or five […]

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ITK’06 conference blog reportage

Interactive Technology in Education (ITK) –conference is the largest conference in Finland about information- and communication technology in educational use. This year the theme is Carpe Diem – create the future. There are some interesting presentations including several blogging related presentations this year. I’m also sitting with representatives from the finnish media in the Web […]

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A summary of the Open source for Education in Europe conference

Back with a very good feeling from the NL, where the first Open source for Education in Europe conference took place. I got my hands full of little goodies to bring home. I picked up a few TheOpenCDs to bring home for Christmas, a Kubuntu installation Cd, and brochures produced by OSS Watch, which is […]

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State of finnish eLearning

I attended as an assisting organizer a conference entitled “eLearning & Corporate Competence” at Kalastajatorppa, a Hilton hotel in Helsinki. Attendees included high-profile people from the sector of eLearning in Finland, both providers and customers. I was asked by Juha-Matti Arola from KONE corporation to work on the interactivity part of the conference, especially the […]