KERG - Knowledge Environments Research Group

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KERG - Knowledge Environments Research Group

  1. 1. KERG — Knowledge Environments Research Group Kai Pata & Hans Põldoja Tallinn University
  2. 2. Tallinn University • Established 1919 • 8500 students • 17 institutes and 4 colleges • 56 BA, 72 MA and 13 PhD curriculums Centre for Educational Technology, Tallinn University, Narva mnt 25, 10120 Tallinn, Estonia | Phone/fax +372 6409 355 | http://htk.tlu.ee
  3. 3. Focus areas • Educational sciences • Humanities • Fine arts • Mathematics and natural sciences • Social sciences • Health sciences • Film and media Centre for Educational Technology, Tallinn University, Narva mnt 25, 10120 Tallinn, Estonia | Phone/fax +372 6409 355 | http://htk.tlu.ee
  4. 4. KERG research group • Institute of Informatics • Centre for Educational Technology Centre for Educational Technology, Tallinn University, Narva mnt 25, 10120 Tallinn, Estonia | Phone/fax +372 6409 355 | http://htk.tlu.ee
  5. 5. Institute of Informatics • 1989 – Chair of Informatics • 2001 – Department of Informatics • 2008 – Institute of Informatics • Staff 22 • 4 PhD • 1 PhD student Centre for Educational Technology, Tallinn University, Narva mnt 25, 10120 Tallinn, Estonia | Phone/fax +372 6409 355 | http://htk.tlu.ee
  6. 6. Curricula • BA: Informatics • MA: Multimedia and Learning Systems • MA: Interactive Media and Knowledge Environments • MA: Teacher of Informatics • MA: Information Technology Management • PhD: Educational Sciences (Didactics of Informatics) Centre for Educational Technology, Tallinn University, Narva mnt 25, 10120 Tallinn, Estonia | Phone/fax +372 6409 355 | http://htk.tlu.ee
  7. 7. Centre for Educational Technology • Established 1996 • Staff 12 (7 researchers and 5 developers) • 1 PhD • 5 PhD students Centre for Educational Technology, Tallinn University, Narva mnt 25, 10120 Tallinn, Estonia | Phone/fax +372 6409 355 | http://htk.tlu.ee
  8. 8. Research areas • Design and architecture of distributed and hybrid learning systems • Ecological learning design • Cross-institutional knowledge construction • Soft-ontology based exploratory tools for community analysis • Theory of mixed method research Centre for Educational Technology, Tallinn University, Narva mnt 25, 10120 Tallinn, Estonia | Phone/fax +372 6409 355 | http://htk.tlu.ee
  9. 9. Centre for Educational Technology, Tallinn University, Narva mnt 25, 10120 Tallinn, Estonia | Phone/fax +372 6409 355 | http://htk.tlu.ee
  10. 10. Current projects • 7FP project IntelLEO (2009–2012) • 7FP project S-TEAM (2009–2012) • eContentplus project iCoper (2008–2011) • TRF: Distributed learning environments, their interoperability and models of application (2008–2013) • ESF: Self-directed learning in hybrid environments (2008–2010) Centre for Educational Technology, Tallinn University, Narva mnt 25, 10120 Tallinn, Estonia | Phone/fax +372 6409 355 | http://htk.tlu.ee
  11. 11. Past projects • 6FP project iCamp (2005–2008) • 6FP project CALIBRATE (2005–2008) • DeerLeap (2005–2008) Centre for Educational Technology, Tallinn University, Narva mnt 25, 10120 Tallinn, Estonia | Phone/fax +372 6409 355 | http://htk.tlu.ee
  12. 12. Future projects • Tallinn Living Lab (mobile city) Centre for Educational Technology, Tallinn University, Narva mnt 25, 10120 Tallinn, Estonia | Phone/fax +372 6409 355 | http://htk.tlu.ee
  13. 13. Development projects • Learning management systems: IVA, Krihvel, VIKO • Learning resource authoring platform: LeMill • Repositories: Waramu • Assessment tools: TATS, PETS • Educational portals: Koolielu, KooliPlone Centre for Educational Technology, Tallinn University, Narva mnt 25, 10120 Tallinn, Estonia | Phone/fax +372 6409 355 | http://htk.tlu.ee
  14. 14. IVA is an open source LMS platform http://www.htk.tlu.ee/iva/ Centre for Educational Technology, Tallinn University, Narva mnt 25, 10120 Tallinn, Estonia | Phone/fax +372 6409 355 | http://htk.tlu.ee
  15. 15. LeMill is an international teacher community for collaborative authoring of learning resources. http://lemill.net Centre for Educational Technology, Tallinn University, Narva mnt 25, 10120 Tallinn, Estonia | Phone/fax +372 6409 355 | http://htk.tlu.ee
  16. 16. Ideas for collaboration • Developing joint industrial doctoral program • Seminar on design and architecture of distributed and hybrid learning systems • Doctoral summer school Centre for Educational Technology, Tallinn University, Narva mnt 25, 10120 Tallinn, Estonia | Phone/fax +372 6409 355 | http://htk.tlu.ee
  17. 17. Thank you! • Centre for Educational Technology • http://htk.tlu.ee Centre for Educational Technology, Tallinn University, Narva mnt 25, 10120 Tallinn, Estonia | Phone/fax +372 6409 355 | http://htk.tlu.ee

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