Screen Time App to Assist 21st Century Parenting

In my home country, I avoid giving my kids smart phones and constantly discussed with them to reduce peer pressures. After moving to Finland, I decided to give them smart phones believing that the way they’re using them can be shaped via discussion and supportive monitoring app. As a student of the learning sciences and technology, I am not experimenting them with my kids, but I what makes the difference is the level of confidence. With knowledge, and fulfilling education my kids have, I think that learning to use technology for both education and living can be nurtured.

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Flipped Classroom: Designing Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL)

This semester, we are using the Claned as our learning platform, specifically to test the collaborative learning features on it. In ‘Designing Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL)’ course, articles are shared on Claned, we can read and highlights the text, seen by other collaborators when switched on, commenting and many other features that make reading a journal article more interactive and engaging.

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Between Academic Research and Classroom Examples

sig27

SIG27 was a unique experience for me especially when I reflect it as a part of the process  in transforming a novice to an expert.  On top of all the introductory and core courses we had this Autumn semester, SIG27 also exposed me not only to the theories, researches and current trends in the field of learning sciences, but also to experience constructively in a very coherent way how a student and research-to-be should have, cognitively, emotionally, socially and perhaps spiritually too.

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