Hannele Niemi

Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, CICERO Learning Network, University of Helsinki, Finland

September 2010 – November 2010. Working with Roy Pea, H-STAR

My research focuses on how new technology and social media create learning environments that empower learners in their every day life. Research environments are schools and teacher education institutes, libraries and students’ time outside formal learning institutions. I am also pursuing the project “Senior Talent at Work” related with aging, where I explore how senior knowledge workers use different learning strategies and environments. While at Stanford my aims are to collect empirical comparative data and to strengthen future collaboration between Stanford researchers and Finnish researchers on learning and learning environment, with support from TEKES and the multidisciplinary CICERO Learning Network.