Keynote Speakers

Professor Paul Kirschner, Utrecht University, The Netherlands:
Instructional design for effective and enjoyable computer-supported learning
Associate Professor Ricki Goldman, New York University, USA:
In-Sites: Orion™ for Sharing Perspectives on Video Projects
Associate Professor Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver, Rutgers University, USA:
The power of technology for supporting complex learning

Invited Speaker

Lecturer Jonathan Foster, University of Sheffield, UK:
Collaboration in learning-related information seeking

Final Programme(PDF)

Wednesday 13 June 2007




Opening of the Conference
• Professor (Chair) Heli Ruokamo, Director, Centre for Media Pedagogy,
  University of Lapland, Finland
• Rector Mauri Ylä-Kotola, University of Lapland, Finland


Keynote Speaker
• Associate Professor Ricki Goldman, New York University, USA
  In-Sites: Orion™ for Sharing Perspectives on Video Projects


Coffee Break


Session I: ICT in Teaching and Learning


• Intertextual Elements of Children’s Explanations:
  The Development of Children’s Explanation Processes
  in Technology-Enriched Science Classrooms

  Satu Vasama, University of Tampere, Finland & Kristiina Kumpulainen,
  University of Helsinki, Finland


• The Roles of the Teacher in Using ICT:
  Examples of Four Types of Teachers
  Krista Uibu & Triin Marandi, University of Tartu, Estonia


• Suitability of Web-Based Learning for Different Learners
  Piret Luik, University of Tartu, Estonia


Lunch Break


Keynote Speaker
• Associate Professor Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver, Rutgers University, USA
  The Power of Technology for Supporting Complex Learning


Coffee Break


Session II: Technological Tools in Education


• Streaming Media Lectures - a High Quality but Cost Effective
  Distribution of Learning Content

  Constance Richter, Bruno Jans, Michael Bauer,
  Helmut M. Niegemann, University Aalen, Germany


• Knowledge Management in Educational Organizations –
  Designing a Knowledge System Supporting Teachers in
  their Leadership

  Narin Mayiwar & Anneli Edman, Uppsala University, Sweden




• Enhancing Learning with a Group Support System Facility
  Kalle Piirainen, Kalle Elfvengren,
  Samuli Kortelainen & Markku Tuominen,
  Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland


• Underpinnings of Naturegate® R&D and Business Program for
  Teaching and Learning about, in and for Natural Diversity

  Mauri Åhlberg, Eija Lehmuskallio & Jouko Lehmuskallio,
  University of Helsinki, Finland


Welcoming Reception, Rovaniemi City Hall

Thursday 14 June 2007




• Professor Kristiina Kumpulainen, Director of CICERO Learning,
  University of Helsinki, Finland


Keynote Speaker
• Professor Paul Kirschner, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  Instructional Design for Effective and
  Enjoyable Computer-Supported Learning


Coffee Break


Session III: Play and Game-Based Learning


• Teachers’ Expectations of Playful Learning Environments (PLEs)
  Pirkko Hyvönen, University of Lapland, Finland


• Space Treasure Outdoor Game in the Playful Learning
  Environment: Experiences and Assessment

  Marjaana Kangas, Pirkko Hyvönen, University of Lapland, Finland &
  Suvi Latva, University of Oulu, Finland


• Learning by Teaching: a Case Study on Explorative Behaviour
  in an Educational Game

  Harri Ketamo & Marko Suominen,
  Tampere University of Technology, Finland


Lunch Break


Invited Speaker
• Lecturer Jonathan Forster, University of Sheffield, UK
  Collaboration in Learning-Related Information Seeking


Coffee Break


Session IV: Mobile Technologies in Teaching and Learning


• Reflective Learning and Facilitating Reflection with
  Authentic Learning Tools

  Antti Syvänen & Vesa Korhonen,
  University of Tampere, Finland


• Students’ Expectations of Data Security, Mobility and Computer-   Supported Collaborative Learning on a Wireless Campus
  Hanna Räisänen, University of Lapland, Finland


Conference Dinner, Santamus, Arctic Circle
Best Paper Award
Closing of the Conference

Friday 15 June 2007

- Optional Excursion "Play Evolution"
- Optional Visit to Arktikum Exhibitions

For more information see Social Programme below.

Social Programme

The two evening events are included in the registration fee, but advance registration is required.
The organisers reserve the right to change the program.

Welcoming Reception

Wednesday 13 June at 20.00-21-00
The Welcoming Reception will be hosted by the City of Rovaniemi and it will be held at the Rovaniemi City Hall (Hallituskatu 7) At walking distance from the hotels.

Conference Dinner

Thursday 14 June at 19.00
Conference Dinner, Santamus, Arctic Circle.
Bus transfer will be provided.

Excursion "Play Evolution"
"Play Evolution"- excursion to SmartUs playground on Kauko`s school on Friday 15 June,
at 10.00- 12.00. At the playground you`ll see and try the latest play functions and learn more about
innovative SmartUs interactive learning environment. You will love this event!
The organizer is one of the European biggest playground equipment manufacturer
Lappset Group Oy and it`s daughter company SmartUs Ltd. Advance
registration required on the conference online registration form.

Visit to Arktikum Exhibitions
Arktikum is a science centre, museum and unique architectural sight. The Provincial
Museum of Lapland researches and presents the Lappish wilderness and cultural
heritage moulded by it. The Arctic Centre presents the interaction between man
and nature in the northern areas. The new exhibition of the Arctic Centre,
The Arctic in Change, was opened for public 18 April. For more information see Arktikum is open every day at 10-18.
The entrance ticket is 10€/person. No advance registration.

Programme Committee

Ruokamo Heli (Chair), University of Lapland

Kangas Marjaana, University of Lapland
Lehtonen Miika, University of Lapland

Alho Kimmo, University of Helsinki
Engeström Yrjö, University of Helsinki
Enkenberg Jorma, University of Joensuu
Häkkinen Päivi, University of Jyväskylä
Järvelä Sanna, University of Oulu
Järvinen Pertti, University of Tampere
Kumpulainen Kristiina, University of Helsinki
Krause Christina, University of Helsinki
Lehtinen Erno, University of Turku
Lindblom-Ylänne Sari, University of Helsinki
Lonka Kirsti, University of Helsinki
Multisilta Jari, Tampere University of Technology
Niemi Hannele, University of Helsinki
Näätänen Risto, University of Helsinki
Otala Leenamaija, Helsinki University of Technology
Pohjolainen Seppo, Tampere University of Tampere
Poikela Esa, University of Lapland
Sams Mikko, Helsinki University of Technology
Scheinin Patrik, University of Helsinki
Seitamaa-Hakkarainen Pirita, University of Art and Design, Helsinki
Smeds Riitta, Helsinki University of Technology
Ståhle Pirjo, Turku School of Economics and Business Administration
Sormunen Eero, University of Tampere
Tirri Henry, University of Helsinki
Vartiainen Matti, Helsinki University of Technology

(Board members of CICERO and the Doctoral Programme for Multidisciplinary Research on Learning Environments, and contact persons in Web-Seal research project)