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IMPDET-LE Workshop in August 2013, Kick off session

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Sides from the kick off session of the IMPDET-LE workshop in August 2013

Sides from the kick off session of the IMPDET-LE workshop in August 2013

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  • 1. IMPDET-LE Kick Off Workshop Jarkko Suhonen School of Computing University of Eastern Finland August 5, 2013 jarkko.suhonen@uef.fi
  • 2. INTRODUCTION TO edTechΔ RESEARCH GROUP AT SCHOOL OF COMPUTING, UEF http://www.uef.fi/edtech
  • 3. Numbers – edTechΔ 5 Senior researchers > 20 PhD students Extensive international collaboration network Over 8 M€ of external funding (since 2001) In average 23 peer-reviewed publications per year (since 2001)
  • 4. Research@ edTechΔ Open & Distance Learning HIV/AIDS Educatio Computer Science Education Educationa l Games Leadership Story Telling & Text Mining Semi- automatic assessment of essays SURA YA UKMWI – The Faces of AIDS Jeliot Mobile games in museums, UFractions 1) Minining opinions of customers via Social environments 2) Automatic analysis of customer feedback Smart Design Participatory, Strength-based design methods, Intercontextual design NETAIDS in Uganda Contextualised IT Education, Social tools in collaborative work/distance learning Hypercontextu alised game design Sentimental analysis - Detecting emotions in texts
  • 5. SURA YA UKMWI – The Faces of AIDS http://www.surayaukimwi.com/
  • 6. Jeliot
  • 7. Mobile game example 1: Bagomoyo Caravan
  • 8. Mobile game example 1: UFractions
  • 9. Tools for special education children – The CASCATE project Symbol recognition Story telling Modelling Physical gaming
  • 10. International Annual SciFest - Festival of Science and Technology http://www.scifest.fi/home_en.php Outgoing activities - SciFest
  • 11. Upcoming dissertations 1. Designing Text Mining-Based Competitive Intelligent System – Yue Dai 2. Data Mining in Robotics Class Room – Ilkka Jormanainen 3. Robotics with Special Education Children – Marjo Voutilainen
  • 12. IMPDET-LE STUDIES
  • 13. The main research interests 1. Fresh computing innovations in education 1. Digital story telling & narratives in education 2. Learning analytics - novel text mining and data mining applications in education 3. Smart design: agile, participatory, inclusive and inter-contextual design methods in educational technology, Bottom-up & creative approaches 4. Technologies for children with individual needs
  • 14. Study requirements in Computer Science - 1 •Doctoral dissertation – Article-based dissertation • Part I: Introduction • Part II: 5-6 published papers in peer-reviewed scientific forums (conferences, scientific journals and book chapters) – Monograph • Needs to be included references to 5-6 published articles – List of suggested journals in edtech
  • 15. Study requirements in Computer Science - 2 2) Course work – 30 ECTS • 4 ECTS General postgraduate studies – Scientific writing – Scientific presentation skills • 26 ECTS Research specific studies – Online and campus-based courses, individual scholarly tasks and learning activities, online research seminars, presenting a paper in a scientific conference etc.
  • 16. Applying •Computer Science students apply to ECSE – East Finland Doctoral Programme in Computer Science and Engineering •Deadlines: February 28, May 31, August 31, November 30 •Application documents – Filled out application form – Copies of your Master's degree certificate and transcript of academic records. If the degree certificate is awarded by another university than University of Eastern Finland, the copies must be certified – Research proposal – Study work plan – Prove of English proficiency in the case of foreign applicants
  • 17. English language requirements •Foreign applicants must prove their English language proficiency by any of the following language tests – PTE (Academic), minimum of 59 – TOEFL, minimum PBT 580 and in writing minimum of 4 / IBT 90 and in writing minimum of 22 – IELTS (Academic), minimum overall score 6.5, in writing minimum of 5,5 • The English language test is not required for applicants who have completed their previous higher education studies in English OR taken the matriculation examination in English language in Finland (IB degree or English as A1 language) OR conducted their secondary education in English • An official statement given by that institution and indicating that the medium of instruction of the previous studies has been English must be included to the application

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