Heli Ruokamo

Centre for Media Pedagogy, Univ. of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland

June 2012-June 2013. Hosted by Roy Pea, H-STAR

My research focuses on the development of pedagogical models for educational use of ICT’s and on-line learning. My visit to H-STAR is a part of the “TravEd – Research and Developmentof Traveling Services through Mobile Education” project, the main objective of which is to develop pedagogical models appropriate especially for decentralized tourism education in resorts. We examine mobile technologies and mobile social media applications that may enhance teaching and learning processes outside classrooms. In addition to exploring the possibilities of flexible learning our focus is on new work solutions in the resorts. modified for the purposes of tourism to promote year-round activities in ski resorts.