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Tuomi, Pauliina; Multisilta, Jari Antero; Saarikoski, Petri; Suominen, Jaakko – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
Digitalization is one of the most promising ways to increase productivity in the public sector and is needed to reform the economy by creating new innovation related jobs. The implementation of digital services requires problem solving, design skills, logical thinking, an understanding of how computers and networks operate, and programming…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Coding, Programming, Computer Science Education
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Liikanen, Eeva; Björn, Marko; Nielsen, Marianne – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
Seventeen degree programmes of Biomedical Laboratory Science (BLS) in all Nordic countries collaborate in BioNord under NordPlus. For some years, BioNord focused on the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in the biomedical laboratory science education. The purpose of the study was to explore the use of ICT among teachers and…
Descriptors: Biomedicine, Laboratories, College Science, Educational Technology
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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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Lantz-Andersson, Annika – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
The aim of this study is to gain insights into students' language use on social media as part of the specific linguistic activities of second language (L2) learning, including development of sociopragmatic competence. Two Facebook groups were introduced in different English-as-L2 classes that were part of an international collaborative project…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Social Media, Second Language Learning, Language Skills
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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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Pöntinen, Susanna; Dillon, Patrick; Väisänen, Pertti – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
This research is a contribution to issues of digital technology use at the interface of formal and informal learning contexts. The research was conducted in the discourse tradition and investigates Finnish teacher training students' 'manners of speaking' as resources for, and obstacles to, making pedagogical changes in response to the potential of…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Discourse Analysis, Informal Education
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Passey, Don – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
The subject of computer science (CS) and computer science education (CSE) has relatively recently arisen as a subject for inclusion within the compulsory school curriculum. Up to this present time, a major focus of technologies in the school curriculum has in many countries been on applications of existing technologies into subject practice (both…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Integrated Curriculum, Required Courses, Educational Policy
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Stockleben, Björn; Thayne, Martyn; Jäminki, Seija; Haukijärvi, Ilkka; Mavengere, Nicholas Blessing; Demirbilek, Muhammet; Ruohonen, Mikko – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
The OnCreate project was initiated by ten universities with expertise in collaborative work in online-based learning environments and explores the specific challenges of implementing university courses in creative disciplines in such an environment. The first research phase comprises a literature search on creativity and its contextual factors in…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Cooperation, Higher Education, Barriers
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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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Niemelä, Pia; Isomöttönen, Ville; Lipponen, Lasse – Education and Information Technologies, 2016
Education is increasingly enhanced by technology, and at the same time, the rapid pace of technology innovation and growing demand of consumers introduces challenges for providers of technological learning solutions. This paper investigates Finnish small and medium size companies who either develop or deliver technological solutions for education.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Small Businesses, Technology Uses in Education, Interviews