25221 New Media and Learning Seminar

target group: 2nd year students
credits: x (24 h total)
term: spring02
teachers: Teemu Leinonen
preliminary dates: 22.1.- 19.3. (Tue 14-17)

Content description

The Internet, mobile services and digital television are offering new and interesting possibilities for learning, education and training. The seminar will explore the area of new learning environments and learning materials thought students written and/or application-like works. Students' work may vary from theoretical study paper to production of digital learning material, learning simulation, educational software etc. Student's work may relate to such areas as Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), Problem based learning (PBL) with computers, technology-rich environments for learning, visualizing structured learning process, use of Self-Organizing Map's (SOM) in learning etc. The seminar work can be done in pairs or in small groups.

The seminar takes place weekly. In a few first sessions several visiting experts are giving lectures and presentations related to the field. After this student's start their own working leading to seminar paper or work which will be presented in seminar meeting. In each seminar meeting we will discuss on one paper. A paper of the presentation must be delivered to all participants one week beforehand. Each work is commented by named opponent and discussed within the group. The seminar is suitable for instance students planning to do MA thesis on topic related to learning, education and training.

Course language: Finnish, English

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Suggested Readings

Phillips, D.C. & Soltis, J.F. (1998): Perspectives on Learning. Teacher College Press, Columbia University 1998. [in my shelf]

Hakkarainen K., Lonka K. & Lipponen L. (1999): Tutkiva oppiminen. Älykkään tominnan rajat ja niiden ylittäminen. WSOY 1999. [In the Media Lab library or in my shelf]

Tynjälä, P. (1999): Oppiminen tiedon rakentamisena. Konstruktivistisen oppimiskäsityksen perusteita. [In my shelf] Kirjayhtymä, 1999.

Rinne, R.; Kivirauma, J. & Lehtinen, E. (2000). Johdatus kasvatustieteisiin. WSOY 2000.

Berieter, C. & Scardamalia, M.: Surpassing Ourselves : An Inquiry into the Nature and Implications of Expertise. [In the Media Lab library or in my shelf]

Papert, S.: The Children's Machine: Rethinking School in the Age of the Computer. [In the Media Lab library or in my shelf]


History of education & childhood

Growing Up Digital

useit.com: Jakob Nielsen's Website

Johdatusta Paulo Freiren pedagogiikkaan

Verkko-oppimisen ja tiedonrakentelun tutkimuskeskus (lot of good articles in English too)

the eLearning jump page

Innovative Technology for Collaborative Learning and Knowledge Building


Radical Constructivism

22.1. Session: Introduction and orientation


Intro, objectives, schedule, criterias of the seminar work.

introduction to medialab's research, development and design work in the field of learning:
Learning Environments for Progressive Inquiry
Innovative Technology for Collaborative Learning and Knowledge Building (ITCOLE) project
Fle3 - Future Learning Environment 3


Past Paradigms of Studying Educational Technology
Lasse Lipponen, University of Helsinki.

Schools as Knowledge Building Organizations
Marlene Scardamalia and Carl Bereiter, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto

29.1. Session: Design and CSCL


Design, computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL) and new media.


Giedre Kligyte: 'I Think I Know What is Good for You'. User Interface Design for a CSCL system


Contributions to a Theoretical Framework for CSCL
Gerry Stahl

Study of functionality and interfaces of existing CSCL/CSCW systems (document in PDF)
Report Prepared for ITCOLE project by: Giedre Kligyte UIAH; Teemu Leinonen, UIAH

5.2. Session: Web accessibility

Accessibility, usability and learning.

Web Accessibility Workshops
Take part in the workshop on 5.2. and/or 6.2.


Ajankohtaista W3C:stä
by Marja-Riitta Koivunen

12.2. Session

- Session canceled -

19.2. Session: ICT and student-exppertise


Development of student-expertise with ICT, research case.


Liisa Ilomäki: Intensive use of information and communication technology (ICT) in lower secondary school: development of student-expertise
Paper (.doc)


Liisa Ilomäki's paper

26.2. Session: Digital and virtual learning environments

From WebCT to Fle3, start of Fle3 knowledge building working.


Kari Lehtonen: DLEs and VLEs in Helsinki Polytechnics

Kari Lehtonen's homepage

5.3. Session: E-learning and business


Mia Mantere, Hewlett-Packard, Finland

5.3 - 26.3 Fle3 Knowledge Building working

26.3. Session: One page theme papers

Everybody brings one page paper of the theme on which they are writing their seminar paper.

26.3. - 16.4. Writing seminar papers

16.4. Session: Paper 1

30.4. Session: Paper 2

7.5. Session: Paper 3

14.5. Session: Paper 4