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Information and communication technologies (ICTs) at School’s Everyday Life

The ICTs at School’s Everyday Life is a national project carried out by the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications (co-ordinator), Ministry of Education and Culture and the Finnish National Board of Education in co-operation with industry and commerce. The project is included in the Finnish Government Programme and National Information Society Policy of Finland.

The goal is to produce new knowledge and know-how for schools and educational administration about the latest developments in ICT, but more importantly also to develop the educational use of ICT in a multi-dimensional way.

The end results of the project will include a strategy for the Finnish government’s next term of office. The strategy is comprised of pedagogical models, recommendations and practices related to:

  • ICT tools, infrastructure and usability
  • Learning environments and pedagogical models
  • Content creation and learning materials
  • Development of school communities
  • Development of public-private partnership models

Schools in the project
Altogether 12 schoolprojects from around Finland have been selected for the project. ICTs at School’s Everyday Life project is also linking broader research and development activities to the work done in schools. Both existing good practices and new innovations related to ICTs in teaching and learning are going to be tested and evaluated in practical school settings. Universities and researchers are invited to create research partnerships with schools.

Contact information
Project manager Sanna Vahtivuori-Hänninen,
sanna.vahtivuori()helsinki.fi, tel. +358 40 5712442

Project secretary Merita Heikkonen,
merita.heikkonen()helsinki.fi, tel. +358 50 5688593

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Educational Technology at School’s Everyday Life (OPTEK)

The OPTEK Project is a large research endeavour linked closely to the ICTs at School’s Everyday Life Project. Joint research effort is carried out in the multidisciplinary OPTEK Project which is mostly funded by Tekes (Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation).

The research consortium consist of

  • 12 multidisciplinary research units
  • 28 enterprises
  • 20 schoolprojects

The OPTEK Project aims to study and produce well-founded and lasting solutions to the educational use of ICT in the every­day life of schools. The project will develop models, metamodels, processes and contents which will enable the efficient use of ICT in the study and learning environments of schools.

Contact information
Leader of the OPTEK research consortium Marja Kankaanranta,
marja.kankaanranta()jyu.fi, tel. +358 40 8669085

Co-ordinator of the OPTEK research consortium Sanna Vahtivuori-Hänninen,
sanna.vahtivuori()helsinki.fi, tel. +358 40 5712442

Materials

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