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This page includes a list of graduated doctoral students from the IMPDET studies. Besides of name and home country of the graduate, the page also includes a link to the online version of the doctoral dissertation, as well as shows the supervisors of the graduate.

2022

Veruschka Pelser-Carstens, South Africa

Developing a Serious Game Design Framework for Educational Tabletop Games with Digital Components

Supervisors: Prof. Markku Tukiainen, UEF; Prof. Seugnet A. Blignaut, Prof. Verona Leendertz, North-West University, Dr. Carolina Islas Sedano, University of Turku.

Friday Joseph Agbo, Nigeria

Co-Designing a Smart Learning Environment to Facilitate Computational Thinking Education in the Nigerian Context

Supervisors: Associate Prof. Solomon Sunday Oyelere, Luleå University of Technology; Dr. Jarkko Suhonen, Prof. Markku Tukiainen, School of Computing, UEF.

2021

Godfrey Isaac Mwandosya, Tanzania

Mobile Technology for Innovative Teaching and Learning in Tanzanian Higher Education

Supervisors: Dr. Calkin Suero Montero, School of Educational Sciences and Psychology, UEF; Dr. Esther Mbise, College of Business Education; Prof. Markku Tukiainen, School of Computing, UEF.

Björn Stockleben, Germany

Collaborative Online Creativity for Interdisciplinary Desing Processes: A Framework for Supporting Online Creative Processes Through Socio-Technical Environments.

Supervisors: Associate Prof. Artur Lugmayr, Umeå University; Prof. Matti Tedre, UEF.

Rosalina Babo, Portugal

Improving Individual and Collaborative E-assessment through Multiple-Choice Questions and WebAVALIA – A New E-assessment Strategy Implemented at a Portuguese University.

Supervisors: Prof. Markku Tukiainen, Dr. Jarkko Suhonen, UEF.

Ezra Misaki, Tanzania

Mobile Technology for Enhancing the Flow of Agricultural Information Between Small-Scale Farmers and Other Crop Farming Stakeholders in Chamwino, Tanzania.

Supervisors: Prof. Matti Tedre, UEF; Dr. Mikko Apiola, University of Turku, Dr. Silvia Gaiani, University of Helsinki.

2020

William Clifford Gomera, Tanzania

The Use of Mobile Technology to Enhance the Interaction Between Microfinance Institutions and Micro Businesses in the Tanzanian Context.

Supervisors: Dr. Jarkko Suhonen, Prof. Markku Tukiainen, UEF; Prof. George S. Oreku, The Open University of Tanzania.

Tapani Toivonen, Finland

Open Machine Intelligence in Education.

Supervisors: Dr. Ilkka Jormanainen, Prof. Markku Tukiainen, UEF.

Alsen Florian Kapinga, Tanzania

Mobile Technology for Empowerment: A Case of Women Entrepreneurs in the Food Processing Sector in Tanzania.

Supervisors: Dr. Calkin Suero Montero, Prof. Markku Tukiainen, UEF; Dr. Esther Mbise, College of Business Education, Tanzania.

2019

Sandhya Venkata Kode, India

Enhancing Information Technology Education in Indian Context: A Design Story

Supervisors: Prof. Markku Tukiainen, UEF; Prof. Erkki Sutinen, University of Turku; Dr. Jarkko Suhonen, UEF.

2018

John Loewen, Canada

Framework for Authentic and Relevant Learning Systems for Indigenous Learners

Supervisor: Prof. Kinshuk, University of North Texas; Dr. Jarkko Suhonen, Prof. Markku Tukiainen, UEF

Nasibu Rajabu Mramba, Tanzania

Mobile Technology for Street Traders in Tanzania

Supervisors: Prof. Markku Tukiainen, UEF; Dr. Mikko Apiola, University of Turku, Finland

Solomon Sunday Oyelere, Nigeria

Design and Development of a Mobile Learning System for Computer Science Education in Nigerian Higher Education Context.

http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-61-2705-7

Supervisors: Dr. Jarkko Suhonen, Prof. Markku Tukiainen, UEF; Prof. Erkki Sutinen, University of Turku

Richard A.W. Tortorella, Canada

Framework for Context-Aware Learning Systems

Supervisors: Prof. Kinshuk, University of North Texas; Prof. Vivekanandan Kumar, Athabasca University; Prof. Markku Tukiainen, UEF

2017

Emmanuel Awuni Kolog, Ghana

Contextualising the Application of Human-Language Technologies for Counselling

Supervisors: Dr. Calkin Suero Montero, Prof. Markku Tukiainen, UEF; Prof. Erkki Sutinen, University of Turku; Prof. Emerita Marjatta Vanhalakka-Ruoho, UEF

Myriam D. Munezero, Rwanda

Leveraging Emotion and Word-Based Features for Antisocial Behavior Detection in User-Generated Content

Supervisors: Prof. Markku Tukainen, Prof. Erkki Sutinen, Dr. Tuomo Kakkonen, Dr. Calkin Suero Montero, UEF

2015

Marcus Duveskog, Sweden

Digital Storytelling for HIV and AIDS Education in Africa

Supervisors: Prof. Erkki Sutinen, UEF; Prof. Johannes C. Cronje, Cape Penisula University of Technology

2014

Marjo Virnes, Finland

Four Seasons of Educational Robotics: Substantive Theory on the Encounters between Educational Robotics and Children in the Dimensions of Access and Ownership

Supervisors: Prof. Erkki Sutinen; Prof. Eija Kärnä, UEF

Gaetano La Russa, Finland

Towards an Understanding of Humanoid Robots in eLC Applications

Supervisors: Prof. Markku Tukiainen; Prof. Erkki Sutinen, UEF; Prof. Johannes C. Cronje, Cape Penisula University of Technology

Jyri Kemppainen, Finland

Appropriating IT Service Management Education in a Tanzanian University: Global and Local Perspectives

Supervisors: Prof. Erkki Sutinen, UEF; Associate Prof. Matti Tedre, Stockholm University

Guangbing Yang, Canada

Contextual Text Summarization for Content Processing in Mobile Learning

Supervisors: Prof. Erkki Sutinen, UEF; Prof. Kinshuk, Associate Prof. Dunwei Wen, Athabasca University

Andrés Moreno, Spain

Re-Designing Program Animation

Supervisors: Prof. Erkki Sutinen, UEF; Associate Prof. Mike Joy, University of Warwick

Ilkka Jormanainen, Finland

Supporting Teachers in Unpredictable Robotics Learning Environments

Supervisors: Prof. Erkki Sutinen, UEF; Dr. Meurig Beynon, Emeritus Reader, University of Warwick; Prof. Kinshuk, Athabasca University

2013

Yue Dai, China

Designing Text Mining-Based Competitive Intelligent Systems

Supervisors: Prof. Erkki Sutinen, Dr. Tuomo Kakkonen, UEF

Joseph Kizito Bada, Uganda

Integrating Digital Learning Objects for HIV/AIDS Prevention: A Contextualized Approach

Supervisors: Prof. Erkki Sutinen, Dr. Jarkko Suhonen, UEF

2012

Carolina Islas Sedano, Mexico

Hypercontextualized Games

Supervisors: Prof. Erkki Sutinen, UEF; Prof. Jan Pawlowski, University of Jyväskylä

Teemu H. Laine, Finland

Technology Integration in Context-Aware Learning Spaces

Supervisors: Prof. Erkki Sutinen, UEF; Associate Prof. Mike Joy, University of Warwick

2011

Tuija Tiihonen, Finland

Information System in Context: Building a Tool for Analysing the Sociotechnical Context of Organisational Information Systems

Supervisors: Dr. Mikko Korpela, UEF; Dr. Anja Mursu, Salivirta & Partners, Ltd; Prof. Erkki Sutinen, UEF

2009

Jussi Nuutinen, Finland

Nucleus Model for Designing Social Mindtools – Woven Stories

Supervisors: Prof. Erkki Sutinen, University of Joensuu; Assoc. Prof. Piet Kommers, University of Twente

Niko Myller, Finland

Collaborative Software Visualization for Learning: Theory and Applications

Supervisors: Prof. Erkki Sutinen, University of Joensuu; Prof. Moti-Ben Ari, Weizmann Institute of Science

2008

Philip Bonanno, Malta

Learning Through Collaborative Gaming: A Process-Oriented Pedagogy

Supervisors: Prof. Päivi Atjonen, Prof. Erkki Sutinen, University of Joensuu; Assoc. Prof. Piet Kommers, University of Twente

2007

Maxim Mozgovoy, Russia

Enhancing Computer-Aided Plagiarism Detection

Supervisors: Prof. Erkki Sutinen, University of Joensuu; Dr. Kimmo Fredriksson, University of Kuopio

Mikko Vesisenaho, Finland

Developing University-Level Introductory ICT Education in Tanzania: A Contextualized Approach

http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-219-011-6

Supervisors: Prof. Erkki Sutinen, University of Joensuu; Prof. Henrik Hautop Lund, Technical University of Denmark