Faculty of Education, Centre for Media Pedagogy, University of Lapland, Finland
August 2011 – July 2012. Working with Roy Pea, H-STAR
My research focuses on the educational use of mobile technologies and mobile social media applications. My visit at H-STAR is a part of “TravEd – Research and Development of Traveling Services through Mobile Education” project, funded by Tekes and European Regional Development Fund. The main objective of the project is to develop a pedagogical model applicable especially for decentralized tourism education in tourism destinations with extremely mobile students. The researchers of the TravEd project are also interested in applications that could contribute to learning outside classrooms (e.g., work-based learning) or, for example, telecommuting in tourism destinations and could possibly be modified for the purposes of tourism to promote year-round activities in ski resorts.