Teaching and Projects

I enjoy teaching and I am constantly thinking of ways to  improve my teaching approaches. It’s a never ending project and that’s probably one of the many reasons it’s so interesting.  I have 20 years teaching experience with students ranging from 5 to over 70 years. I have experience of teaching in several educational institutions:

In 2011 I was awarded the University of Lapland’s Teacher of the Year 2011 prize, which gave me that extra boost of energy to continue with the challenge of trying to become a better teacher. Since 2008 I have been teaching Media Education, Educational use of ICTs, and Education at the University of Lapland’s Faculty of Education. These are the courses that I will be teaching during the academic year 2017-2018:

  • KYLE0207 Opetus ja oppiminen uusissa oppimisympäristöissä (3 ECTS)
    [Teaching and Learning in New Learning Environments]
  • TVTO0105 Median ja digitaalisen teknologian opetuskäyttö (4 ECTS)
    [Educational Use of Media and Digital Technology]

  • MEDU2207 Introduction to Global Media Education (5 ECTS)
  • KKAS1116 Oppiminen ja opetuksen suunnittelu (5 ECTS)
    [Learning and the Design of Teaching]
  • KKAS2126 Oppiminen, vuorovaikutus ja ohjaus (5 ECTS)
    [Learning, Interaction and Tutoring]

I am presently working in the following research & development projects:

  • HARVEST – eHealth and Ageing in Rural Areas: Transforming Everyday Life, Digital Competences and Technology, Finnish Academy 2018-2021.
  • OpenDigi Opettajat oppimistaitojen ja digipedagogiikan kehittäjäyhteisöissä, OKM 2017-2020.
  • LOVO – Lappilaiset osallistavat verkko-oppimisratkaisut, ESR-hanke 2016-2018 [LOVO – Participatory eLearning Solutions in Lapland] (website in Finnish only).
  • Arktista pedagogiikkaa, ESR-hanke 2016-2018 [Arctic Pedagogy]
    (website in Finnish only).
  • DigiGO! – Digitalisaatio koulutuksessa, oppimisessa ja osaamisessa, ESR-hanke 2017-2019 [Digitalization in Teaching and Learning]
    (website in Finnish only).