I am working as a senior researcher at the educational technology research group at the School of Computing (UEF Joensuu campus).
Docent (Technologies for Learning and Development), University of Turku.
My major research fields are computational thinking, educational data mining, educational robotics, learning environments, technology education in K-12 settings, as well as ICT for development. I'm currently supervising four PhD research work in these fields, and teaching some of the related courses at the School of Computing. I was recently leading "ICT for Education in Eritrea" project, funded by Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the HEI-ICI capacity building program. I have been involved in several EU initiatives, for example CONSTRUIT! and TACCLE3 (Erasmus+ KA2), as well as in eCraft2Learn H2020 projects. I have been playing an active role in development of the annual SciFest science and technology festival at Joensuu. I was also leading the festival for three years at the beginning of 2010s. I have gained teaching, research, and project administration experience from several international collaboration initiatives from number of European and African countries, for example Eritrea, South Africa, Nepal, Tanzania, Zambia, and Mozambique.
Faculty of Science and Forestry, School of Computing
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RESEARCH GROUPS - UEF
Vartiainen, Henriikka; Toivonen, Tapani; Jormanainen, Ilkka; Kahila, Juho; Tedre, Matti; Valtonen, Teemu. 2021. Machine learning for middle schoolers: Learning through data-driven design International journal of child-computer interaction 29: 100281. 2021
Attractive Educational Robotics Motivates Younger Students to Learn Programming and Computational Thinking. Jormanainen, Ilkka; Tukiainen, Markku / TEEM'20: Eighth International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality. 2020. 2020
Co-Designing Machine Learning Apps in K-12 With Primary School Children. Toivonen, Tapani; Jormanainen, Ilkka; Kahila, Juho; Tedre, Matti; Valtonen, Teemu; Vartiainen, Henriikka / Proceedings: IEEE 20th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies ICALT 2020. 2020. 2020
Educational Robotics initiatives in Namibia and worldwide. Shipepe, Annastasia; Jormanainen, Ilkka; Sutinen, Erkki / TEEM'20: Eighth International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality. 2020. 2020
Escape Room Game for CT Learning Activities in the Primary School. Kahila, Juho; Parkki, Tuomo; Gröhn, Anssi; Karvinen, Atte; Telimaa, Elmeri; Riikonen, Pekka; Tiitta, Riku; Haantio, Pasi; Keinänen, Anssi; Kerkkänen, Tero; Jormanainen, Ilkka; Penttinen, Silja; Tedre, Matti / Koli Calling '20: Proceedings of the 20th Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research. 2020. 2020
Exchanging Challenge Based Learning Experiences in the Context of RoboSTEAM Erasmus+ Project. Conde, Miguel Á; Rodríguez-Sedano, Francisco Jesús; Fernández-Llamas, Camino; Jesus, Manuel; Ramos, María-João; Celis-Tena, Susana; Gonçalves, José; Jormanainen, Ilkka; García-Peñalvo, Francisco J / Learning and Collaboration Technologies Designing, Developing and Deploying Learning Experiences 7th International Conference, LCT 2020, Proceedings, Part I. 2020. 2020
Machine learning for middle-schoolers: Children as designers of machine-learning apps. Vartiainen, Henriikka; Toivonen, Tapani; Jormanainen, Ilkka; Kahila, Juho; Tedre, Matti; Valtonen, Teemu / 2020 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE). 2020. 2020
Machine Learning Introduces New Perspectives to Data Agency in K-12 Computing Education. Tedre, M; Vartiainen, H; Kahila, J; Toivonen, T; Jormanainen, I; Valtonen, T / 2020 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE). 2020. 2020
Screams of joy yield creative projects at the educational robotics workshop in Namibia. Shipepe, A; Jormanainen, I; Duveskog, M; Sutinen, E / Proceedings: IEEE 20th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies ICALT 2020. 2020. 2020
Adaption of RoboSTEAM Project to the Pandemic Situation. Conde, Miguel Ángel; Rodríguez-Sedano, Francisco; Fernández, Camino; Ramos, Maria-João; Alves, Jonny; Celis-Tena, Susana; Gonçalves, José; Lima, Jose; Reimann, Daniela; Jormanainen, Ilkka; García-Peñalvo, Francisco José / TEEM'20: Eighth International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality. 2020. 2020