Courses and People of Educational Technology
Two classroom teaching sessions are planned – one week in the beginning of the programme and one at the end. For the rest of the year, studies are online-based – independent teamwork is supported through the Moodle environment, cloud-based solutions and webinars.
The studies are also characterised by an innovative approach to the graduation thesis – the MA thesis is done as teamwork in small groups to foster students’ teamwork skills and help them create an international network of alumni for future cooperation.
The Educational Technology programme consists of three main parts.
|General: pedagogical approaches – online interactive lectures and seminars|
Optional courses (6 ECTS needs to be taken):
|Technical: practical coursework in teams, mentoring of others, seminars|
Optional courses (9 ECTS should be taken) – additional courses to support DIGCOMP framework:
|Evaluation (research) – research design (mainly action research and design-based research), publishing|
- Dr. Margus Pedaste is Professor of Educational Technology at the Institute of Education of the UT’s Faculty of Social Sciences, where he is leading the Centre for Educational Technology. He is also Vice Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and head of Pedagogicum, which is a consortium for coordinating teacher education at the University of Tartu. In the past five years he has been involved in many national and international research and development projects.
- Dr. Äli Leijen is Professor of Educational Sciences at the Institute of Education of the UT’s Faculty of Social Sciences. She is head of the Institute of Education and coordinator of the doctoral programme in Educational Sciences.
- Dr. Robert-Jan Simons is Visiting Professor at the Institute of Education of the UT’s Faculty of Social Sciences.
- Dr. Leo Siiman is Senior Research Fellow of Educational Technology at the Institute of Education of the UT’s Faculty of Social Sciences. He is Head for the Centre for Learning Analytics and working in the project Ark of Inquiry.
- Dr. Emanuele Bardone is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Education of the UT’s Faculty of Social Sciences. He has authored the book “Seeking Chances: From Biased Rationality to Distributed Cognition” (Springer 2011).
- Dr. Mario Mäeots is Research Fellow at the Centre for Educational Technology. He obtained his PhD in Science Education at the University of Tartu in 2014. His work focused on revising the theoretical framework of inquiry-based learning in order to emphasise the role of inquiry meta-processes.
- Külli Kori is Junior Research Fellow of Educational Technology at the Institute of Education of the UT’s Faculty of Social Sciences. She is a member of the Centre for Educational Technology.
- Dr. H. Ulrich Hoppe is a full professor in Collaborative and Learning Support Systems and directs the Collide group. Ulrich Hoppe had been working for about ten years in the area of intelligent user interfaces and cognitive models in HCI (FhG-IAO Stuttgart, 1984-87; GMD Darmstadt 1987-95) before he re-focused his research on intelligent support in educational systems and distributed collaborative environments. He joined the University of Duisburg as a full professor in 1995. He has been a programme co-chair for the international AI in Education and CSCL conferences in 2003. He coordinated the EU project COLDEX and contributed to the NoE Kaleidoscope as a member of the executive board.
- Dr. Auli Toom, Assistant Professor, works at the Centre for Research and Development of Higher Education, Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki. Her main research interests are teachers' pedagogical knowledge, teacher agency and teacher education as well as scholarship of teaching and learning and student learning in higher education. She has also strong theoretical and practical expertise in the video observation methodology. Her research articles have been published in several scientific journals and edited books. Dr. Toom leads and co-leads several externally funded research projects on basic education, teacher education and higher education. She supervises several MA and PhD students within her areas of expertise. She has worked as an expert in several international teacher education research and development projects. In this project, Auli Toom is a contact person of the University of Helsinki and participates in activities related to university pedagogy and teacher education, in designing and carrying out the project activities, and in reporting the project outputs.
- Ton de Jong is full professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Twente, Faculty of Behavioral, Management and Social Sciences and chair of the department of Instructional Technology. From 2003-2008 he has been director of the Dutch national research school (approx. 100 person staff and 100 PhD students) on Educational Science. He was project manager of the EC-telematics SERVIVE project (SimQuest), of the EC (5th framework) KITS project (KM Quest) and Co-Lab project and (7th framework) SCY project and Go-Lab project and of the SURF ZAP project (interactive visuals for psychology). He has won the European Academic Software Award 2000 (EASA) for SimQuest and the same award in 2004 for ZAP. Ton de Jong was the coordinator of a multi-university project sponsored by the Dutch NSF on modelling discovery behaviour, of a Dutch-German (NWO-DFG) project on external representations in multimedia environments, and currently of a Flemish-Dutch (FWO-NWO) project on games for mathematics learning. Ton de Jong is (co-)author of over 200 journal papers and book chapters and was the editor of three books on the editorial board of seven ISI journals and associate editor for the Journal of Engineering Education. He has published three articles in Science. Ton de Jong has been appointed fellow of the American Educational Research Organization (AERA) and is a member of Academia Europaea. Click here for more information.
- Dr. Marieke van der Schaaf is Associate Professor and Director of the master's programme Educational Sciences at Utrecht University. Her PhD study concerned the validity of teacher portfolio assessment (2005, awarded). She earned research grants and prizes and coordinated 11 research projects about performance assessment, feedback, teacher expertise and digital assessment. She supervises 8 PhD students and over 100 master's students in these themes. She publishes and presents her work frequently in international journals and serves as a reviewer for international peer-reviewed journals, conferences and grants. She leads the FP7 project WatchMe.