Author Archives: Tarmo Toikkanen

Edukata, The Innovative Learning Activity Design Toolkit

The culmination of three years of work by the design team in Aalto is here: Edukata, the innovative learning activity design toolkit. There is an abundance of inspiring scenarios about innovative schools and groundbreaking educational practices. However, practices that work … Continue reading

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Winter School schedule

Here’s the preliminary Winter School schedule. Some things may change as reality meets plan, but that’s only to be expected. TUESDAY 12.03.2013 13.00 ONWARDS Arrival to Oulu 18.00 ONWARDS Meet and Greet at the hotel bar 18.30 – 19:30 Guided walking … Continue reading

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Design briefs for a teacher workshop

We are organizing a teacher workshop / focus group. The following six design briefs will be presented to teachers who can choose which ones they are interested in. Time is limited, as this is only a 1,5 hour session, but … Continue reading

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Cycle 4 pre-pilots can start

Cycle 4 pre-pilot material is ready for classroom piloting. Please familiarize yourself with the learning stories and packages of learning activities and our instructions for reporting and performance. Remember that the stories are not meant as prescriptions, but rather represent examples … Continue reading

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Cycle 4 participatory design workshops

The cycle 4 scenarios are ready. We request all pre-pilot partners to organize PD workshops (at least one, just like in the 3 previous cycles) with teachers and if possible students. Choose 2-3 scenarios from these five scenarios: Audio/video feedback … Continue reading

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Pondering about flipped classrooms

Flip the classroom and make it more engaging. Image: Taylor Hand @ Flickr, CC BY-SA A flipped classroom is often mentioned when discussing the future classroom. Ideas and aspects related to the flipped classroom have also been juggled with in … Continue reading

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Scenario work results from Århus

Small groups in Århus discussed various scenarios. Here are summaries of their findings. They looked at practical implementation issues, learning outcomes, technical requirements, etc.

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Notes from the Århus developers’ workshop

I’m posting here some main points from the first day of the developers’ workshop that relate to scenario and prototype affordances, technical possibilities and limitations. This is going to be a bit technical – be forewarned!

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Participatory Design workshops are commencing

We have finalized instructions and materials needed for Participatory Design (PD) workshops and we’ve sent e-mail to National Pedagogical Coordinators allowing them to organize the workshops in their countries. The 9 scenarios are divided among the various workshops. The PD … Continue reading

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