Jani Kontkanen

Jani Kontkanen
University of Eastern Finland | UEF · School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education

BSc, MSc

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October 2011 - present
University of Eastern Finland
Position
  • University Teacher

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Publications (10)
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Abstract: In this paper we explore virtual communities of practice (VCoPs) and the way in which educational professionals learn and generate innovations therein. The point of departure is that innovation practice is based mainly on the interaction and communication between professionals and that virtual communities add a new dimension to this inter...
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The original presentation can be found here (in Finnish): http://prezi.com/embed/1fst6jp-l5zn/?bgcolor=ffffff&lock_to_path=1&autoplay=0&autohide_ctrls=0#
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Contemporary education is changing with portable devices coming to schools. The borders between formal and informal learning are diminishing. The use of tablet-computers in teaching provides teachers and students with tools that can facilitate teaching and learning in and out of formal learning environments. Our paper is based on a pilot study laun...
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ABSTRACT Visual databases are increasingly important resources through which individuals and groups can undertake species identification. This paper reports research on the collaborative processes undertaken by pre-service teacher students when working in small groups to identify birds using an Internet-based taxonomic resource. The student groups...

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