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Kontkanen, Sini; Dillon, Patrick; Valtonen, Teemu; Eronen, Lasse; Koskela, Hannu; Väisänen, Pertti – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
This research focuses on Finnish students' (n = 84) experiences of using personal iPads in their studies through 3 years of upper secondary schooling. It is based on results from one of the first schools in Finland where all the new students were provided with iPads at the start of their studies. Data consists of: (i) 127 short stories written by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Experience, Handheld Devices
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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
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Kontkanen, Sini; Dillon, Patrick; Valtonen, Teemu; Renkola, Sami; Vesisenaho, Mikko; Väisänen, Pertti – Education and Information Technologies, 2016
Many pre-service teachers are members of the net generation and are expected to be familiar with different ICTs, yet several studies have indicated that they are not necessarily able to use them for teaching and learning. The notion of teachers' technological pedagogical knowledge (TPK) is central to this concern. In this study we use the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Information Technology, Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Valtonen, Teemu; Kontkanen, Sini; Dillon, Patrick; Kukkonen, Jari; Väisänen, Pertti – Education and Information Technologies, 2014
This study focuses on upper secondary and vocational level teachers as users of social software i.e. what software they use during their leisure and work and for what purposes they use software in teaching. The study is theorised within a technological pedagogical content knowledge framework, the emphasis is especially on technological knowledge…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Vocational Schools, Computer Software, Mass Media Use