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Biography

Dr Hanna Teräs is Principal Lecturer (Digital learning environments) at Tampere University of Applied Sciences. She has broad international experience in research, development and practice concerning online learning, education technologies and adult learning. She has been involved in several international research projects in the area, most recently in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) in developing fully online professional development programs for vaccine management in developing countries. Dr Teräs has also been Program Director of a fully online Postgraduate Certificate Program for teaching in higher education in the United Arab Emirates, as well as led a professional development project in digital pedagogies for the Faculty of Teacher Education at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Before her current role, Dr Teräs held a Lecturer position at Murdoch University, Australia, where her responsibilities included teaching and research in the area of education technology and digital learning environments. She has published widely in acclaimed international journals and books.