Building a Value Network Model for the Design and Use of Learning Solutions


It is generally agreed on that ICT can have a meaningful role in teaching and learning. However, learners – children and young people – are still in an unequal position in regard of access to ICT and its pedagogically varied use in learning environments. There are also wide differences in how children use ICT at diverse life spheres, namely at school, home and with their friends. An essential concern is how well the existing ICT solutions apply to the personal needs and capabilities of learners as well as the teaching practices at the different levels of educational system. This paper presents a value network model for the implementation of learning solutions in close interaction between research, pedagogical experts and designers of technology-based learning solutions. The aim is to build research-based principles for the design and use of learning solutions. The design principles focus especially on user-driven design process and usability evaluation. The use principles determine ways of support and good practices in the actual use of learning solutions and effects on learning. The value network currently includes seven partner countries, which enables and requires also focus on issues of localization and globalization. The paper presents experiences of the value network in Finland as well as in the six partner countries.

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Marja Kankaanranta, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Pekka Neittaanmäki, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Heta Kangasniemi, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Qasim Alshannag, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Okhwa Lee, Chungbuk National University, South Korea

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Conference: ACSET2014
Stream: Education and Technology: Teaching

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