Saana Korva

Faculty of Education, Centre for Media Pedagogy, University of Lapland, Finland

March 2012 – April 2012. Working with Roy Pea, H-STAR

My visit to H-STAR is part of the “TravEd – Traveling Services through Mobile Education” research project. The project’s main goal is to research and develop a pedagogical model for decentralized tourism education which takes place in travel destinations such as ski resorts, using mobile technologies and mobile social media applications. In addition, the research focuses on (1) exploring the possibilities of mobile telework in the resorts and (2) how the tourism industry could benefit from the mobile telework, for example to promote off-season activities. During my stay at H-STAR, I will focus primarily on these two research topics.