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Research group of Technologies for Learning and Development  at the School of ComputingUniversity of Eastern Finland, designs, carries out research and develops solutions for learning and development in a digitalised society. Our research involves studies of tools and models for computational thinking, digitalisation, computing education and artificial intelligence in education, as well as inventing digital solutions for tackling societal challenges together with learners, teachers, companies, parents and other stakeholders.

Our research group is organised in three Research Labs (Edtech lab, Interactive technologies lab, and VR lab), and in four overarching Research Focus Groups (Computing Education, ICT4D, Learning Analytics, and Robotics and AI). See more detailed info about this structure here.

Our R&D projects have been funded by prominent governmental, academic and commercial organisations such as the Academy of Finland, the European Commission, the European Social Fund, the National Technology Agency of Finland, and Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

An important aspect of our research activities is the IMPDET online doctoral study programme, which provides doctoral training around the globe. We have also launched a doctoral training hub at the College of Business Education in Tanzania for providing local support and guidance to edTech doctoral students based in Tanzania.