Learning Environments Research Group - Media Lab Helsinki
Portfolio of prototypes designed and researched at the Learning Environment Research Group at the Media Lab Helsinki, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. The earliest prototypes are from 1998 and the latest from 2018.
The presentation starts with some historical examples from the later 1990's and early 2000. The latest examples are from mobile learning and workplace learning. The idea of open education is present in all the projects.
The presentation ends with a description of current technology and learning mega-trends that are intertwined.
LeGroup - What?
"The Learning Environments Research
Group (short name: LeGroup) is
involved in research, design and
development of New Media tools, as
well as their use and application, in the
field of learning.”
- theory-based, design-orieeornted -
LeGroup - How?
In the daily work of the group this
means that we practice design and
research in the field of New Media
related to tools and applications for
collaborative learning, collaborative
group work and creative work.
New Media and Learning
More information about us at: https://legroup.aalto.fi/prototypes/
Poldoja, H. (2016). The
Structure and Components for
the Open Education Ecosystem
- Constructive Design Research
of Online Learning Tools.
Helsinki: Aalto University.
formal and informal learning
analytics, reflection, self-regulation
Leinonen, T., Keune, A., Veermans, M. & Toikkanen, T (2016)
Mobile apps for reflection in learning: A design research in K-12
education. British Journal of Educational Technology.
Põldoja, H., Duval, E., Leinonen, T. (2016) Design and evaluation
of an online tool for open learning with blogs. Australasian
Journal of Educational Technology 32 (2).
Pejoska, J., Bauters, M., Purma, J., Leinonen T. (2016) Social
augmented reality: Enhancing context‐dependent communication
and informal learning at work. British Journal of Educational
Durall, E. & Leinonen, T. (2015). Why Do We Want Data for
Learning? Learning Analytics and the Laws of Media. in The Future
of Ubiquitous Learning Learning Designs for Emerging Pedagogies.
Springer International Publishing.
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