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Tiainen, Tarja; Berki, Eleni – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Women's under-representation in the fields of science and technology is strong; both in software houses and academic posts. We focus on the academic field by gender sensitive analysis of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) academics. The general picture given by statistics' meta-analyses illustrates male dominance even in Finland, which…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Science Education, Technology Education, Information Technology
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Aittola, Helena; Ursin, Jani – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
We investigated how students in Finland perceive short-cycle higher education programmes. In line with the European trend, Finland has piloted short-cycle study programmes in order to attract adult students into higher education. We found that the students were mainly satisfied with their studies, and that their orientations to studies and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Adult Students, Higher Education, Program Descriptions
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Pitkälä, Kaisu H.; Finne-Soveri, Harriet; Immonen, Susanna; Lehti, Tuuli; Tiilikainen, Ida; Vesterinen, Teppo; Saarinen, Esa – Educational Gerontology, 2018
This article describes a new type of team training that involves undergraduate students of medicine, students from the Aalto University (industrial engineering and management, architecture, information networks, collaborative and industrial design and bioinformation technology) and specialized home care nurses. During the course, the students…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Teamwork, Older Adults, Medical Students
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Mavengere, Nicholas; Ruohonen, Mikko – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
Learning is integral in the present dynamic environment characterized by factors, such as intense technological innovation and global economy. Thus, learning is constantly required as, for example, rapid development of technologies is both a push factor in learning requirements and a vehicle to advance the learning process. The global nature of…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Simulated Environment, Masters Programs
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Hujanen, Jaana – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2018
Relying on theories of journalistic ideals and critical discourse analysis, a case study was conducted to investigate how journalism students (re)define journalism ideals in the era of social media. Data were gathered from focus group interviews with European and African students participating in a joint journalism program. The results indicate…
Descriptors: Social Media, Journalism Education, Student Attitudes, Cooperation
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Häkkinen, Päivi; Järvelä, Sanna; Mäkitalo-Siegl, Kati; Ahonen, Arto; Näykki, Piia; Valtonen, Teemu – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
With regard to the growing interest in developing teacher education to match the twenty-first-century skills, while many assumptions have been made, there has been less theoretical elaboration and empirical research on this topic. The aim of this article is to present our pedagogical framework for the twenty-first-century learning practices in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Cooperative Learning
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Pekkarinen, Virve; Hirsto, Laura – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
In this paper, we investigate university lecturers' experiences of and reflections on the development of their pedagogical competency during a 9-month university pedagogical course. The effects of long-term university pedagogical training are considered through experienced pedagogical competency by analysing university lecturers' evaluations of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Competencies, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Questionnaires
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Valtonen, Teemu; Sointu, Erkko Tapio; Kukkonen, Jari; Häkkinen, Päivi; Järvelä, Sanna; Ahonen, Arto; Näykki, Piia; Pöysä-Tarhonen, Johanna; Mäkitalo-Siegl, Kati – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
This study focuses on Finnish pre-service teachers' perceptions of their twenty-first century skills, especially their learning strategies, collaboration and teamwork, as well as knowledge and attitudes related to ICT in education. The target group consist of 263 first-year pre-service teachers from three universities. The results outline how…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Information Technology
Bryant, Rebecca; Dortmund, Annette; Malpas, Constance – OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 2017
This report provides university and research library leaders with useful insights on emerging practices and infrastructures in European research information management (RIM), on the current and future role of persistent person and organization identifiers, and, more specifically, on incentives and barriers to adoption in three different national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Management, Research Administration, Research Libraries
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Vartiaien, Henrikka; Pöllänen, Sinikka; Liljeström, Anu; Vanninen, Petteri; Enkenberg, Jorma – Design and Technology Education, 2016
This socioculturally informed study aims to apply learning by collaborative designing (LCD) as an instructional model for the creation and studying of new kinds of connected learning systems in teacher education. A case study was organized at the University of Eastern Finland in the context of an information and communication technology (ICT)…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Content Analysis, Information Technology, Handicrafts
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Haaranen, Ari; Saarti, Jarmo; Miettola, Juhani; Erkkilä, Arja T. – Africa Education Review, 2016
The HEI-ICI project involves cooperation between the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) and three African partners. The main aim of the project, now in its fourth year, has been to develop education in health sciences and to improve the quality of teaching. The target has been to develop the skills of selected junior faculty from the Public…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Partnerships in Education, Educational Development
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Laakkonen, Ilona; Taalas, Peppi – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2015
This article provides readers with an understanding of the concept of the personal learning environment (PLE). It suggests that PLEs can be used in two complementary ways: as a developmental lens for integrating ICT and creating new pedagogical practices and digital literacies for academic language learning, and as a context in which learners can…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Environment, Information Technology, Technology Integration
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Xia, Belle Selene; Rekola, Mika – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2013
Learning outcomes, as a conceptual base, are a recognised phenomenon in higher education. Advances in technology, such as web-based technologies in teaching, have facilitated learning efficiency, while such technologies relation to learning outcomes remains a popular topic of research. In this article, we have employed the feedback of 312 Finnish…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries, Forestry, Educational Experience
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Juvonen, Pasi – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2013
Icaros is an information technology (IT) cooperative that was originally owned by 11 IT degree programme students of Saimaa University of Applied Sciences. This article describes experiences and challenges of team building of these students who are called "teampreneurs" during their first year as team entrepreneurs. The findings provided…
Descriptors: Group Dynamics, Teamwork, Interviews, Learning Experience
Jalkanen, Juha; Laakkonen, Ilona – European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL), 2012
Despite the national strategies and major efforts to promote pedagogical use of ICTs in education, training programs for in-service teachers have often failed to develop sustainable pedagogical practice. For sustainable development, teachers need to be offered opportunities to explore the role of technology in relation to their concept of language…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Sustainable Development, Expertise, Language Teachers
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