Current and Past Projects
Book: Designing Learning Tools - Methodological insights (2010)
Designing Learning Tools - Methodological Insights relies on experience gained by
participating in the design processes of four distinct experimental software tools that
aimed to enhance learning in different contexts. The book introduces a research framework by
referring to excerpts from selected theoretical and philosophical background sources
relating to the design of the learning tools. By building on the framework, the book
presents reflection on the design action within the four design cases and concludes with
> In the TAIK Bookshop
iTEC - Innovative Technologies for an Engaging Classroom EU-FP7-ICT (2010-2014)
iTEC is a large-scale pilot involving over 1 000 classrooms focused on Learning in the 21st
Century and the design of the future classroom.
> iTEC Website
LeMill is a Web community for finding, authoring and sharing open educational resources.
> LeMill Website
MobilED is mobile learning / mobile audio wiki project with partners in South Africa.
> MobilED Website
CALIBRATE - Calibrating eLearning in School EU-FP6-IST (2005-2008)
CALIBRATE brings together eight Ministries of Education to carry out a multi-level
project designed to support the collaborative use and exchange of learning resources in schools.
UNESCO Young Digital Creators Educators' Kit
The UNESCO YDC Educator's Kit is designed to help teachers and educators working in schools, youth
clubs, community centres, and training institutes to generate and manage project-based learning
activities with young people.
> UNESCO YDC Website
Sound of Our Water - UNESCO Young Digital Creators
The Sound of our Water project gives young people around the world an opportunity to develop their
personal relationship with one of the most important matters in the world, water, through their own
> Sound of Our Water Website
Fle3 - Future Learning Environment 3
Fle3 is a web-based learning environment.
To be more specific Fle3 is a server software for computer supported collaborative l
> Fle3 Website
ITCOLE - Innovative Technology for Collaborative Learning and Knowledge Building EU-FP5-IST
ITCOLE project focuses on developing innovative pedagogical models, design principles and
technology for collaborative knowledge building to be used in European education.
> ITCOLE Website
Bisociation Tool - Papanek's Paper Computer
My "small is beautiful" -project:
> Bisociation Tool
How it works?
Other Areas of Interest
Pedagogical Design / Instructional Design
Instructional design for computer supported collaborative learning and online courses. Design of pedagogical
practices, processes and user interfaces for online lerning, learning environments and course materials.
Environments for Creative Team Work
Methods and technologies helping us in our creative working,
innovation and design processes. Master's Degree Work (Master of
Arts in New Media):
The Art of Second Thought - Communication and Cooperation
Framework for European Research Project and FLE Research and
> Study Report in pdf (37 MB)
International Education Politics
By whom, to whom, where and how - why? Master's Degree Study (Education):
Equality of Education
- A Comparative Study of Educational Ideologies of the World Bank
and the Governments of Zambia in 1971 -1996.
> Study Report in pdf
Free and Open Source Technology for Learning
> Open Letter to the World Bank's
(even though we never received any "thank you" e-mail,
our list of open source resources for schools ended up
to the project's website:
Latest Publications and Presentations
research database: Leinonen Teemu - it is not up to date but I am working on it.
Teaching and Online Learning Materials
Master's Thesis Seminar.
Introduction to Media Art and Culture.
New Media Concepts for the Third Sector Study project. Course blog of
the study project that explores the role of social media tools and
services in increasing the effectiveness and reach of the activities and communication of third
sector organizations. The approach is based on design research and prototyping activities carried out
collaboratively with a partner organization.
2008 - Composing free and open online educational resources. Experimental online class of
ten weeks started on March 3rd 2008 and was finished in May 5th 2008 using Wikiversity.
2004 - Media and Culture. An experimental "Weblog" and Fle3 course in
Oulu Polytechnic. Not much content, just the blog in Finnish.
2004 - New Media and Learning Workshop.
2002 - New Media and Learning Seminar. Not much materials, just the programme.
2002 - A Brief History of New Media. Online learning material
for MA study course of UIAH Media Lab, University of Art and Design Helsinki.
The material and the course was co-produced with Ms Andrea Botero Cabrera.
1999 - Filosofian Kaupunki (City of Philosophy).
Online learning material of philosophy course and
online knowledge building environment for upper
secondary school pupils. The environment was
co-produced with Pekka Himanen. No more (freely) online.
1998 - Terevetuloa Uuteen Mediaan (Welcome to New Media).
Online learning material of New Media Production for University Students.
No more online.
1997 - Ympäristöverkko (Environmental Net).
Online learning material of environment questions and online web-environment for
secondary school project learning.
Updated: 10.04.2012 / Teemu Leinonen - ToDo updated 10.04.2012 / Teemu Leinonen