Hanna Teräs

Hanna Teräs
Tampere University of Applied Sciences | TAMK · Pedagogical Innovations

PhD

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Introduction
Dr Hanna Teräs is Principal Lecturer (Digital learning environments) at the School of Professional Teacher Education at Tampere University of Applied Sciences. Her research interests include authentic learning, adult and professional education, and digitalization of education.
Additional affiliations
January 2014 - February 2015
Curtin University
Position
  • Professional learning consultant
February 2013 - January 2014
University of Wollongong
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  • Learning Designer
August 2004 - January 2012
Tampere University of Applied Sciences
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  • Professor (Associate)

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This chapter reflects on the seemingly self-evident reified phantasmagoria of the digitalized future of education, which frequently appears in influential educational policy documents. We take a critical look at selected policy documents in the light of the Frankfurt School critical theory by exploring two questions. First, we examine how the futur...
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Although digitalization has become an everyday phenomenon in higher education (HE), there is still limited understanding on how HE teachers experience the digitalized work environment. In this article we utilize narrative research methodology to share HE teachers’ voices, addressing the following questions: What is the lived experience of being a t...
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ZET Covid-19 salgını ve beraberinde gelişen sosyal mesafe, eğitim dahil olmak üzere toplumun tüm kurumlarında etkisini gösterirken özellikle eğitim kurumunun, devam etme gerekliliğinden ötürü, pandemi koşullarına hızla uyum sağlaması gerekiyordu. Bu noktada çevrimiçi eğitim/öğrenme daha önce eşi benzeri görülmemiş bir ilgi ile karşılandı. Çoğu tica...
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The Covid-19 pandemic and the social distancing that followed have affected all walks of society, also education. In order to keep education running, educational institutions have had to quickly adapt to the situation. This has resulted in an unprecedented push to online learning. Many, including commercial digital learning platform providers, have...
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https://www.digitalcultureandeducation.com/reflections-on-covid19/reflections-from-5-countries
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Recent research has suggested that in learning analytics research and development, students as the users of learning analytics have been left in the periphery. There is a need to engage students as the users of learning analytics. This paper presents common findings from two national level projects in higher education in Finland that focus on devel...
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This brief paper describes a student-centered approach to the research and development of pedagogical learning analytics solutions. The context of the study is a national Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture funded learning analytics project, in which eleven Finnish HEIs partner in developing a roadmap for the scalable use of learning analytic...
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This research study was undertaken to investigate innovative solutions for building the ICT capacity of student teachers in an effective way, using student-centered, interactive and engaging learning environments and innovative teaching practices. The research was conducted within the context of a large first year semester unit for teacher educatio...
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Virtual learning spaces provide the opportunity to create authentic, immersive and high-fidelity experiences for learners; often enhanced with new technology to increase the interaction and perception with the learning space. Instead of creating mock-ups in classrooms, educators are able to recreate a controlled replica of the real world, i.e. scen...
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p class="3">Online professional development (OPD) programs have become increasingly popular. However, participating in professional development does not always lead to profound professional learning. Previous research endeavours have often focussed on measuring user acceptance or on comparing the effectiveness of OPD with a face-to-face delivery, b...
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Online professional development (OPD) is gaining increasing popularity. However, online learning environments are not always considered effective venues for supporting authentic learning experiences, and the suitability of OPD for practical learning has not been widely explored. This case study paper presents findings of a pilot implementation of a...
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A high level of concern is placed on the storage, handling, transportation, and distribution of vaccines and other pharmaceutical products, particularly those that are time and temperature sensitive. While active and passive cooling equipment and monitoring devices are important, it is the various personnel responsible for executing and writing pro...
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Virtual environments (VEs) are making their way into various sectors of life to enhance and support human activity, including learning. VEs have been used in various contexts for training, and in many cases they are designed to model or simulate - as accurately and authentically as possible - a specific work context. In striving for authenticity, v...
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Virtual environments (VEs) are making their way into various sectors of life to enhance and support human activity, including learning. VEs have been used in various contexts for training, and in many cases they are designed to model or simulate-as accurately and authentically as possible-a specific work context. In striving for authenticity, visua...
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Gamified and game-based learning are becoming increasingly widespread in formal education. While the primary motivation for employing gamification and game-based learning tends to be the attempt to motivate and engage learners, the results of these endeavours are varied and there is still limited understanding of the success factors and design prin...
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Teachers want their lessons to be enjoyable, immersive, productive and full of learning. In this regard, digital games have everything we want. Successful digital games maintain players’ attention, require them to solve problems, acquire new knowledge and learn new skills. Moreover, despite the considerable amount of learning, emotional investment...
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Enhancing teaching quality has become a priority for many universities. The need for high-quality professional development for university teachers is therefore crucial. Earlier research has indicated that isolated workshops often fail to result in significant changes in teaching practice. It has been suggested that the desired transformation requir...
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Gamification is one of today’s hot topics in education. However, the concept is new and sometimes gets mixed up with others, such as virtual worlds or game-based learning. Understanding of what gamification actually is and what the educational benefits are is also diverse. The nDiVE research team explores how learning work related skills in supply...
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This paper describes three general groupings for professional education staff that use technology for educational purposes. The three groupings can be identified based on personal interaction styles with their use of Educational Media technologies. These groups are significant as they have an impact on student engagement, achievement and enjoyment....
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Teaching in higher education in the 21st century can be a demanding and complex role and academic educators around the globe are dealing with questions related to change. This paper describes a new type of a professional development program for teaching faculty, using a pedagogical model based on the principles of authentic e-learning. The program...
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In the rapidly globalizing 21st century knowledge society, multicultural understanding plays a major role. However, what do we mean by “culture” in the educational context, what aspects have or should have an impact on our learning environments, and might some of these assumptions direct the development of our learning environments in an unintended...
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One major element of supply chain management education is helping learners to grasp the complexity, the challenges, and the efficient management of the multiple dimensions in supply chains. Each decision made can ‘ripple’ through supply chains and have serious repercussions that may include causing millions of dollars in damage or triggering a chai...
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The Finnish education system has received a lot of media attention due the results of PISA examinations. Many countries have considered ways to implement the 'Finnish model' into their own context. This paper examines the experience gained from the first graduating cohort of a fully online Finnish teacher development program in a Middle Eastern cou...
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This research paper was reviewed using a double blind peer review process that meets DIISR requirements. Two reviewers were appointed on the basis of their independence and they reviewed the full paper devoid of the authors' names and institutions in order to ensure objectivity and anonymity. Papers were reviewed according to specified criteria, in...
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Gamification is the application of game-based elements to non-game systems. Within education this can incorporate many game-based mechanisms. We review the use of some of these specifically: rewind, ghost images, save points and multiple lives, and time and space control. The opportunities to use these game-based mechanisms to assist assessment...
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This paper addresses the largely ‘inauthentic’ pedagogical approaches in current classroom and distance-learning environments, and will propose a methodology that utilises existing technologies to provide an immersive and authentic experience in education; that is to bridge the gap between the academic perspective and the real-world requirements. I...
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In the rapidly globalizing 21st century knowledge society, multicultural understanding plays a major role. However, what do we mean by “culture” in the educational context, what aspects actually have or should have an impact on our learning environments, and might some of these assumptions direct the development of our learning environments in an u...
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Tampere University of Applied Sciences has developed a postgraduate certificate program for teaching in higher education that is currently being implemented at Higher Colleges of Technology in the United Arab Emirates. In the design of the program, the principles of authentic e-learning (Herrington, Reeves, & Oliver 2010) have been used as a guidel...
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This article examines the design and implementation of an alternative approach to online faculty development, intended to enhance 21st century skills for a knowledge society. The program is based on the principles of authentic e-Learning as described by Herrington, Reeves & Oliver (2010). These have been used, together with social technologies, to...
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In the 21st century knowledge society context, the role of innovation as a success factor for organizations and enterprises has become ever more central. Therefore, education is facing new challenges: how to equip the graduating students with skills needed in the contemporary working environment, such as creative problem solving, team work and inno...
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Universities are facing new challenges as working life evolves and places new skills requirements on graduating students. There is a pressure to change educational practices but often resources and lack of relevant expertise hinder the implementation. This paper describes a new type of collaboration between university and business life; a unique mo...
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This paper identifies and describes the challenges higher education is facing on the brink of the knowledge society, and presents one solution through a novel approach to teacher training through a learning program based on authentic, social media assisted learning. Many researchers see a gap between higher education and 21st century skills. Althou...
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The rapid social and technological development in the knowledge society has changed the working environments, organizational structures and ways of collaboration. This requires new skills from the graduating students entering working life. The need for change is acknowledged in universities, but very often insufficient resources or lack of expertis...

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Digitalization is reshaping roles and practices in higher education (HE). HE is becoming increasingly digital and data-driven. In these future scenarios, datafication, big data, learning analytics, and artificial intelligence promise more efficient and predictable HE. The visions and practices of data-driven education tend to reduce teachers in HE merely as objects of digitalization, rather than active subjects participating in the shaping of digital futures. This research project explores the perspectives and trajectories of teachers in HE and fosters awareness of their educational experiences and practical creativity and innovation in their reflective practices. Also, it envisions possible digital futures in teaching and learning in HE and conceptualizes a humanized digital future in HE. Furthermore, the project explores and develops innovative methodologies to reimagine digital education and a more humanized and emancipatory educational data science development. The project applies a methodology of institutional ethnography and narrative speculative social science fiction. The project makes a unique contribution to the highly topical research area of data-driven education with an emancipatory approach that explores teachers’ perspectives of datafication. The project is funded by the Academy of Finland.
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The APOA project is a Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture funded project on researching and piloting learning analytics in the Universities of Applied Sciences. Website: http://apoa.tamk.fi/in-english APOA, “Oppimisanalytiikka - avain parempaan oppimiseen AMKeissa”, on Suomen Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriön rahoittama hanke jossa pilotoidaan ja tutkitaan oppimisanalytiikan käyttöä ammattikorkeakouluissa. Lisätiedot: projektipäällikkö Hanna Teräs. Verkkosivut: http://apoa.tamk.fi/