About CICERO Learning

CICERO Learning is a network for distinguished researchers and research groups on learning. The researchers of the network are based in different universities and research institutes in Finland. The network builds co-operation with research groups and units around the world.

Currently CICERO Learning Network members are University of Helsinki, Aalto University, Aarhus University, Research Foundation for Studies and Education Otus, Tampere University of Technology, University of East London, University of Eastern Finland, University of Lapland and University of Oulu. CICERO Learning Network was established in 2006, and is coordinated by the University of Helsinki.

CICERO Learning network promotes cutting edge research on learning across the boundaries between diverse scientific fields. The network aims to nurture academic innovations and synergies among research communities, businesses and industry, for the benefit of the Finnish society in particular and global community in general.

Research focuses

Learning and the impact of technology
Digital technology, mobile technology, web-based communication and learning, technology-supported collaborative learning, human-computer interaction, learning machines

Learning across the lifespan
Educational systems, teaching and learning, informal learning, learning at work, life-long learning

Learning, the brain and the mind
The biological, neural, philosophical, psychological and social processes of learning

Learning and the Society
Changes in society and the nature of work, competence building, knowledge management, social innovations, access to learning, issues of inclusion and exclusion

New understandings about learning
Theories of learning, methodologies of and for learning

CICERO Learning Board of Members

Each partner of CICERO Learning Network has a representative at the board of members. The University of Helsinki is the coordinating partner and has five representatives.

Chair
Dean of the Faculty of Education, Professor Johanna Mäkelä, University of Helsinki

Members
Professor Elvira Brattico, Aarhus University, DK
Executive Director Jarmo Kallunki, Research Foundation for Studies and Education
Professor Minna Huotilainen, University of Helsinki
Professor Auli Toom, University of Helsinki
Professor Teija Kujala, University of Helsinki
Dr Elena Kushnerenko, University of East London, UK
Professor Emerita Hannele Niemi, University of Helsinki
Professor Jari Multisilta, Tampere University of Technology, University Consortium of Pori
Professor Heli Ruokamo, University of Lapland
Head of Learning Services Eija Zitting, Aalto University
Professor Eija Kärnä, University of Eastern Finland
Professor Kirsi Pyhältö, University of Oulu

CICERO Learning Board of Directors

Chair
Dean of the Faculty of Education, Professor Johanna Mäkelä, University of Helsinki
Members
Professor Auli Toom, University of Helsinki
Professor Teija Kujala, University of Helsinki
Professor Emerita Hannele Niemi, University of Helsinki
Head of Learning Services Eija Zitting, Aalto University
Professor Jari Multisilta, University Consortium of Pori
Professor Heli Ruokamo, University of Lapland
Professor Minna Huotilainen, University of Helsinki

Members of CICERO Learning Network's International Advisory Board are:

Dr Keith Devlin, Stanford University, USA
Dr Elena Kushnerenko, University of East London, UK
Prof Marcus Specht, Open University of Netherlands

Coordination Unit

 

Research Director Mari Tervaniemi
mari.tervaniemi()helsinki.fi
Phone: +358 2941 29456
Web: Tervaniemi

 

Project Coordinator Taru Auranne
taru.auranne()helsinki.fi
Phone: +358 50 318 5291

 

Facebook: facebook.com/cicerolearning
Twitter: CICERO_Learning

Researchers

 

Ms Marianna Vivitsou
Post Doctoral Researcher
marianna.vivitsou()helsinki.fi     

Ms Vilhelmiina Harju
Doctoral Student
vilhelmiina.harju()helsinki.fi

Ms Shuanghong Jenny Niu
Post Doctoral Researcher
shuanghongjenny.niu()helsinki.fi

 

CICERO Special Interest Groups

 

CICERO Special Interest Groups (SIG) facilitate researchers’ collaboration and the aim is to boost multidisciplinary research activities through theme groups. The collaboration within the groups can include, for example, preparation of joint research projects, publication of scientific articles together with different research groups or organization of research events.  The current SIGs and their leaders are:

Games and Learning
Kristian Kiili, Tampere University of Technology, Pori

Brain and Learning
Minna Huotilainen, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health and University of Helsinki

Educational Data Mining and Learning Analytics in Digital Learning
Ari Korhonen, Aalto University

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CICERO SIG:ien tavoitteena on aktivoida verkoston monitieteistä toimintaa synnyttämällä CICERO:n teema-alueiden ympärille tutkijoiden muodostamia ryhmiä. Verkoston johtoryhmä päättää SIG:ien määrän ja sisältöalueet. Syyskuussa 2014 johtoryhmä päätti perustaa seuraavat ryhmät. Alla mainitut henkilöt toimivat SIG:ien johtajina:

Games and Learning
Kristian Kiili, Tampereen teknillinen yliopisto, Pori

Brain and Learning
Minna Huotilainen, Työterveyslaitos ja Helsingin yliopisto

Educational Data Mining and Learning Analytics in Digital Learning
Ari Korhonen, Aalto-yliopisto

SIG:n tavoitteena on tutkijoiden verkottuminen, esimerkiksi yhteinen tutkimushankevalmistelu, tutkimusryhmien tieteelliset yhteisjulkaisut, tai tieteellisten tapaamisten järjestäminen. SIG:n johtaja (yksin tai yhdessä ryhmän kanssa) laatii toimintasuunnitelman (max. yksi A4), joka toimitetaan CICERO:n johtoryhmälle joulukuun loppuun mennessä. Toimintasuunnitelmassa käy ilmi millä tavoin SIG edesauttaa tutkijoiden verkottumista, esimerkiksi mitä aktiviteetteja järjestetään SIG:n puitteissa ja ketkä osallistuvat SIG:n toimintaan. SIG laatii toiminnastaan lyhyen raportin johtoryhmälle seuraavan vuoden joulukuun loppuun mennessä.

Partners

CICERO Learning network works with researchers from different universities in Finland and globally. CICERO Learning also has a number of partners in the public and private sectors through our projects.

Public Sector

City of Espoo
The Finnish National Board of Education
City of Järvenpää
Municipality of Kirkkonummi
City of Pori
Municipality of Sipoo
City of Vantaa
Finnish Ministry of Culture and Education
Finnish Ministry of Transportation and Communications

Companies and organisations

Aronet / Smart Technologies
Curriki.org
Datafisher
Datapolis
Deep Lead
Edukustannus
Elisa
Entresse library
Fronter
FX Pal
Haltu Oy
Hedcom / Promethean
Hitlab
Intoloop Oy
Living Junction Oy
Microsoft
Nec Finland
Nokia
Opinsys
Oppifi
Otava
Rovio
Senior home Villa Lauriina
SkillPixels ltd.
Tieke
Webmie
Wikistudia