Medi Peda II

New Pedagogy and New Tools for Designing and Implementing Teaching, Studying and Learning Processes in Virtual Learning Environments

The Centre for Media Pedagogy, part of the Faculty of Education at the University of Lapland , will be implementing a project entitled Medi Peda II. The project is intended to prepare a more comprehensive and long-term research and development effort. The research and development project, MediPeda III, has been established to answer the needs of the future by developing pedagogical model, user-centred design methods and a value creation model for simulated and virtual learning environments for health care. Also, the comparative research between simulation-centres will be conducted. Moreover, the important objective of the MediPeda III project is to execute international researcher exchange between University of Lapland , Finland and Stanford University , USA . The MediPeda III project will yield new information for the ongoing development of simulation-based pedagogy and for similar learning environments in the future, as well as to help commercialize and internationalize them. The MediPeda III project entails transdisciplinary and international research work on education, media science, technology and medical research.

Aim of this preliminary preparation project is to find international as well as national research partners and prepare project application to Tekes. Duration of the second preliminary project is from 1 May 2008 to 30 September 2008. Project financing has been provided by the Tekes (The Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation).


Contact information:

University of Lapland
Faculty of Education / Centre for Media Pedagogy
P.O.Box 122
FI-96101 Rovaniemi
firstname.surname@ulapland.fi

Resbonsibility director, Professor Heli Ruokamo +358 40 587 9090
Researcher Tuulikki Keskitalo +358 40 352 4432


Conferences and Events 2008

30.6–4.7.2008
ED-MEDIA conference, Vienna, Austria
Keskitalo, T.
Towards Expertise – Pedagogical Approaches and Educational Tools in a Virtual Learning Environment for Health and Welfare.

19–21.6.2008
SESAM 2008 conference
(14th Annual Meeting of the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine) Hatfiel, England

Publications

Keskitalo, T. (2008). Towards Expertise – Pedagogical Approaches and Educational Tools in a Virtual Learning Environment for Health and Welfare. Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications. June 30–July 5, 2008. Vienna, Austria (pp. 3799–3808). CD-ROM. Electronic version of papers presented at ED-Media 2008 conference.