CONFERENCE

Keynote speakers

Mikko-Jussi Laakso

Keynote 17.8.2021 morning


Nationwide Research-Based Development of Education with Learning Analytics

Background:

The Centre for Learning Analytics at the University of Turku, Finland, aims to advance the utilization of education technology and learning analytics for the entire span of the Finnish education system. The centre is a multidisciplinary research unit and main research areas are eAssessment, blended learning, math & programming education, gamification, digital pedagogies and learning design, learning analytics, machine Learning & AI in Education. It works in conjunction with the Finnish schools and institutions, Finnish education authorities to utilize research-based methods in teaching and learning in Finland, and serves as a national hub in its research field. The centre is developing the #1 digital learning platform in Finland: ViLLE – the collaborative education tool. The system is utilized by more than 300 000 students, 14000 teachers, and 50% of schools an institutions in Finland. Students are conducting more than 150 000 000 tasks with immediate feedback annually.

Firstly, the presentation starts with short introduction to the Learning Analytics. Secondly, case examples of successful utilization of Learning analytics from different education levels are are presented. For example, Digital learning path in Mathematics education emphasizes active learning, gamification, and learning analytics. The student are utilizing one digital lesson in a week with interactive exercises with homework, in which we can automatically identify student typical errors. Thirdly, university level analytics case studies from from course level to year level. We can identify struggling student early in the courses. Utilizing this systematic collection of multifaceted data we were able to identify bottle-necks in your studies and create targeted interventions. The final part of the presentation is focusing on principles of developing research-based & data-driven Teaching and Learning ecosystem at large scale, and conclusion are drawn.

Minna Huotilainen

Keynote 18.8.2021 morning


Well-learning – Changing Education with Perspectives from Well-being and E-learning

Background:

Neuroscience can offer new insight into developing education and reacting to the changing world around us. The use of technology, be it in learning or in the society as a whole, is affecting the way that we encounter information, learn, develop ideas, and interact with each other. Studying the activation patterns of the brain can help us understand the multitude of effects that the use of technology has on learning and wellbeing. A combined view of learning and wellbeing - well-learning - will be drafted on the basis of recent knowledge on how choices made in planning education can affect the way that pupils and students can learn. This view is multimethodologial, combining understanding from neuroscience and learning sciences but also from societal and wider perspectives.

Katariina Salmela-Aro

Keynote 18.8.2021 afternoon


Digitalization, Learning and Resilience

Background:

This keynote will address interrelated topics of digitalization, learning and resilience. Digitalization offers young people both opportunities and risks. New findings how young people use digital tools, what are their key digital competences, and how these are related to their wellbeing are presented based on the new Youth Skills EU Horozon2020 program. Key questions are how digitalization can promote and prevent young people's wellbeing? What are the roles of digital resilience and digital parenting? How digitalization can promote student engagement and prevent burnout?

Program skeleton

Preliminary conference program overview. Changes may take place.

Tuesday 17.8.
Wednesday 18.8.Thursday 19.8.Friday 20.8.
9:00-9:30
Registration & coffee
9:00-9:30
Demos
9:00-10:30
Symposium: WG3.4
9:30-10:30
Opening
9:30-11:00
Keynote & discussion:
Minna Huotilainen
9:30-10:30
Parallel sessions &
WG meetings
9:30-10:30
Parallel sessions
10:30-12:00
Keynote & discussion:
Mikko-Jussi Laakso
11:00-12:00
Parallel sessions &
Meet the editors
10:30-12:00
Keynote & discussion
10:30-11:30
Parallel sessions &
WG meeting
11:30-12:00
Closing of the conference
12:00-13:30
Lunch
12:00-13:30
Lunch
12:00-13:30
Lunch
12:00-13:30
Lunch
13:30-15:00
Parallel sessions
13:30-15:00
Keynote & discussion:
Katariina Salmela-Aro
13:30-15:00
Parallel sessions
15:00-15:30
Coffee break
15:00-15:30
Coffee break
15:00-15:30
Coffee break
15:30-17:00
Parallel sessions &
Online Keynote Q&A
15:30-17:00
Parallel sessions &
Online Keynote Q&A
TBA
Social program:
Excursion
17:00-18:00
Parallel sessions
17:00-18:00
Parallel sessions &
Online Keynote Q&A
Time TBC, 19:00-
Social program:
City of Tampere reception,
Museum Centre Vapriikki
19:30-
Social program:
Conference dinner,
Restaurant Periscope

Mikko Ruohonen, OC Chair

Katriina Vartiainen, Coordinator for Web presence and symposia activities

Mari Ainasoja, Coordinator for Marketing communications

Tomas Front, Coordinator for Social events

Elina Tiainen, TAU conference bureau coordination for Registration and payments

With any questions, please contact: occe2021@tuni.fi

Abstract book and Proceedings

Forthcoming.