University of Turku - The Centre for Learning Analytics

"The future of any education system lies in learning analytics."

Learning Analytics

Learning analytics allows the development of teaching and learning by analysing data collected from students.

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Our work

The role of the Centre is to sharpen the profile of the University of Turku in the field of learning research in the digital age.

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ViLLE is a learning platform developed in the Department of Future Technologies in the University of Turku. It includes various exercise types suitable for teaching programming, mathematics, languages, and other subjects.

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About us

 

The Centre for Learning Analytics is a research group focused on different learning technologies and digital learning solutions. The Centre is based in the University of Turku and its research is mainly concerned with learning analytics and its applications in digital learning platforms, communal learning, pedagogics of programming, and integrating psychometrics into learning technologies.

The Centre is also developing ViLLE, a digital learning platform that includes content for studying mathematics, programming, Finnish, and English. ViLLE is used widely in Finland with every third school having adopted it into their teaching in one way or another. We aim to advance the application of pedagogically sound and diverse learning technologies and analytics in Finland as well as internationally.

Mission

Our goal is to improve our society by maximising the quality of teaching and learning.

Vision

We aim to:

  • become leading experts in the field of educational technology and learning analytics
  • play a leading role in research of the field.

Our work

 

Introduction

Introduction

The University of Turku Centre for Learning Analytics is a research group focused on educational technologies. We focus on research, informing our society, and developing technological tools for teaching and learning. Our group includes a wide range of professionals from researchers and IT-experts to teachers but we all share a common desire to make the world a better place by improving the way people learn and teach.

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Projects

Projects

The Centre for Learning Analytics is involved in a number of projects that are central to developing education, learning analytics and technologies related to these fields. These are just a few of the projects that we are proud to be a part of:

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Research

Research

Our research is focused on the many aspects of eduational technologies and learning analytics. Currently we are especially focusing on:

  • combining psychometrics with learning analytics
  • programming pedagogy
  • automatic identification of learning disabilites
  • A learning path for mathematics
  • sensor data in learning analytics

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