Schedule

Monday, June 23rd

  • 12:30 PM-5:00 PM

    Registration
  • 1:30 PM-5:00 PM

    W1: Let’s Moodle! Getting Up and Running with Moodle 2.6
    Are you tired of bringing papers to class, watching bored faces, and complaining about the lack of participation and incomplete assignments? You are invited to join the workshop to transform your classes with Moodle 2.6. Participants will learn about the socially engaging resources and activities available in a Moodle course. They will access the features from a student's perspective and practice as teachers. Attendees will discuss models and techniques in creating a course and showcase the features they choose during the workshop. Interaction and practice will occur both in person and on the Moodle for Teachers (M4T) website. The advantages of using Moodle are (a) accessibility from anywhere and anytime, (b) saving time and money by using online resources, (c) creating a paperless classroom, (d) ease of sharing documents, (e) use of tools for collaboration and interaction, and (f) employment of video and audio to flip the classroom.
  • 1:30 PM-5:00 PM

    W2: Using Cloud Technologies to Put Pop, Pizzazz & Power into Your Teaching
    This interactive session will demonstrate some of the newest features of Google Drive, Prezi, and Webspiration that will include a variety of strategies utilizing the collaborative features of these Web 2.0 sites. The strategies shared will be applicable to K-12 teachers and college faculty who are looking to increase their technology integration skills. Educators teaching online who are looking for some fresh ideas and ways to increase engagement and collaboration will benefit also. Additionally, participants will be shown the benefits of could computing via these Cloud based resources as well as be shown ways to enhance learning in the classroom through Google, Prezi, and Webspiration’s collaborative features. Finally, participants will work together in small groups to synchronously create a presentation or product utilizing one of these sources, which will allow them to learn a new program of their choice
  • 1:30 PM-5:00 PM

    W3: Creating Value for Local, Global and Sector Impact: Analyzing and Leveraging the Power of Relationship Networks for Educational Media & Technology
    Martha Russell , Kaisa Still, Neil Rubens, Jukka Huhtamäki, Rahul Basole & Jarmo Viteli
    This workshop will provide participants with hands-on teamwork experiences in assessing and building strategies for the introduction of new learning technology companies into regional and global innovation ecosystems. Educational institutions are a wellspring of innovations that are inspiring the creation of new products, services and companies in the learning technologies – social media, software as a service, content curation and distribution, hosting services, on-demand learning, evaluation tools, and instructional support. Networks of investors complement the networks of entrepreneurial innovators and early adopting educators in accelerating the launch of these new initiatives. Talent, information, and financial resources flow through these networked relationships. This workshop provides a conceptual foundation of relationship networks and innovation ecosystems, through which three contrasting cases are described, followed by hands-on interaction.
  • 1:30 PM-5:00 PM

    W4: Science Teaching, Teachers and ICT in the Finnish Schools
    Finnish school students have in the top ten in the OECD PISA studies during the last 14 years in mathematics, reading and science. Typical for Finnish schools is that there is very little variance in the performance between the lowest and highest performing students and also between sexes. There are several reasons for the good test results. One of them is evidently the quality of overall pedagogy in the classrooms. Teachers’ pedagogical knowledge includes such factors as - Skills related to maintaining pedagogical relationships with students; meeting the students as individuals having individual needs and goals - Knowledge and understanding of the subject matter; pedagogical subject matter knowledge (pedagogical content knowledge) - Knowledge and skills in applying different working methods during the sessions - Knowledge and skills in using different materials and equipment during instructions In this workshop you will get and introduction to the Finnish teaching and teacher educa

Tuesday, June 24th

  • 8:00 AM-6:15 PM

    Registration
  • 8:00-8:30 AM
    "Good Morning" Beverage

  • 8:30 AM-9:45 AM

    Welcome, General Session & Keynote: Jill Jameson: Why we Need Distributed, Transformational e-Leadership and Trust in the Fifth Age of Educational Media and Technology
    Abstract: The field of educational media and technology is growing into a fifth, more advanced ‘age’ in which new forms of e-leadership are emerging (Jameson, 2013) following four prior ‘ages’ (Winn, 2002) of: (1) instructional design; (2) differentiated media design; (3) constructivist scaffolding and (4) distributed cognition/social learning. These ‘ages’ are still with us, but we are also now moving inexorably into a new era. With around ten billion web connected devices, technology is now rated as the most trusted global industry sector. Yet, paradoxically, unprecedented web-based media challenges are emerging about surveillance, ethics, cybercrime and reputational risk, for which new forms of distributed, transformational e-leade Citation Jameson, J. (2014). Why we Need Distributed, Transformational e-Leadership and Trust in the Fifth Age of Educational Media and Technology. Presented at the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, 2014.
  • 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

  • 11:15 AM-12:15 PM

  • 12:15 PM-1:30 PM
    Lunch Break

  • 1:30 PM-2:30 PM

  • 2:45 PM-3:45 PM

  • 3:45 PM-4:00 PM in Univ. of Tampere, Pinni B, Floor 2
    Beverage Break

  • 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

  • 5:15 PM-6:15 PM

Wednesday, June 25th

  • 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Registration
  • 8:00-8:30 AM in Tampere Hall
    "Good Morning" Beverage

  • 8:30 AM-9:45 AM

    General Session, Paper Awards & Keynote: Simon Buckingham Shum: Learning Analytics: Welcome to the Future of Assessment?
    Education is about to experience a data tsunami from online trace data (VLEs; MOOCs; Quantified Self) integrated with conventional educational datasets. This requires new kinds of analytics to make sense of this new resource, which in turn asks us to reflect deeply on what kinds of learning we value. We can choose to know more than ever about learners and teachers, but like any modelling technology or accounting system, analytics do not passively describe sociotechnical reality: they begin to shape it. What realities do we want analytics to perpetuate, or bring into being? Can we talk about analytics in the same breath as the deepest values that a wholistic educational experience should nurture? Could analytics become an ally for those who want to shift assessment regimes towards valuing the qualities that many now regard as critical to thriving in the ‘age of complexity’?
  • 8:30 AM-9:30 AM

  • 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

  • 11:15 AM-12:15 PM

  • 12:15 PM-1:30 PM
    Lunch Break

  • 1:00 PM-2:30 PM

    TOUR: Demola Learning Environment
  • 1:00 PM-2:30 PM

    TOUR: School of Information Sciences Future Learning Labs at University of Tampere
  • 1:00 PM-2:30 PM

    TOUR: Tammerkoski High School
  • 1:30 PM-2:30 PM

  • 2:45 PM-3:45 PM

  • 3:00 PM-5:00 PM

  • 3:45 PM-4:00 PM in Univ. of Tampere, Pinni B, Floor 2
    Beverage Break

  • 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

  • 5:15 PM-6:15 PM

Thursday, June 26th

  • 8:00 AM-5:15 PM

    Registration
  • 8:00-8:30 AM in Tampere Hall
    "Good Morning" Beverage

  • 8:30 AM-9:30 AM

    General Session, Poster Awards & Keynote: Erno Lehtinen: How ICT challenges our beliefs of learning?
    Since the early years of information technology it has been used as a metaphor for developing a more detailed description of human cognition and learning. Later on computers and other information technologies have been seen as extensions of human cognition, which have made it possible for people to comprehend increasingly complex processes. In the presentation I will analyse how the ubiquitous ICT will challenge the basic beliefs about the gradual construction of cognitive structures and knowledge accumulation. Are our theories of learning and development prepared to explain consequences of new cultural practices when infants play with tablets, young children extend their communication networks far beyond their close communities and adolescents have access to information that previously was only available for experts? I will also discuss what could be the role of institutional education in this development.
  • 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

  • 11:15 AM-12:15 PM

  • 12:15 PM-1:30 PM
    Lunch Break

  • 1:15 PM-3:00 PM

    Future Learning Environments at University of Tampere
  • 1:30 PM-2:30 PM

  • 2:45 PM-3:45 PM

  • 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Virtual Papers