Tehtyä

Coordinates

Professional adress University of Oulu – The Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit (LET)
KTK230, Snellmania
Po.Box 2000, 90014 University of Oulu
+358-8-553 3653
email: jari.laru@oulu.fi
Date of birth: March 9th, 1975, Vihanti
Citizenship: Finnish
Marital status: Married, three childen
Languages: English, Finnish, Swedish
Military service: 1995, AA missile officer, sergeant in reserve (2004)
Professional positions: Doctoral Student:

  • Research in the field of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL)
  • Focus on distributed scaffolding and cognitive tools based on ubiquitous and pervasive technologies

 

University Studies

2012 Doctoral degree in Educational Sciences
Faculty of Education, University of Oulu
Thesis: “Scaffolding collaborative learning with cognitive tools based on ubiquitous and pervasive technologies”
1997-2003 Master’s degree in Educational Sciences
Technology Oriented Teacher Education Programme, Faculty of Education, University of Oulu. (grade: Good)
  Thesis: “Langattomat päätelaitteet hajautetun asiantuntijuuden ja yhteisöllisen tiedonrakentelun tukena [Supporting collaborative knowledge building with mobile tools in distributed teams]” (grade: Magna Cum Laude)
1999- Master’s degree in Information processing sciences
Faculty of Sciences, University of Oulu

 

Professional Experience

2006-2009 Doctoral Student.
Internal position at Doctoral Programme for Multidisciplinary Research on Learning environments
2005-2006 Researcher
One year research grant awarded by Finnish Cultural Foundation
2004-2005 Researcher (Mosil)
Research Unit for Educational Technology. Project funded by EU FP6 IST,Kaleidoscope-project (NoE)
2003-2004 Researcher (Rotuaari)
Research Unit for Educational Technology. Project funded by National Technology agency of Finland
2002-2003 Research assistant
Research unit for Educational technology:
– internet servers administration
– consultant for learning technologies in faculty of education, project funded by Ministry of Education

 

Research Awards and Graduate schools

Research Awards

1. Finnish Cultural Foundation, one year grant for postgraduate studies, 2008 (20.000 eur)

2. Oulu University Scholarship Foundation, grant for EARLI09 conference, 2009 (1500 eur)
3. Finnish Cultural Foundation, one year grant for postgraduate studies, 2005 (16.400 eur)
4. Campus Futurus, University of Oulu, grant for graduate studies, 2002 (3000 eur)

Graduate Schools

1. Internal position at Doctoral Programme for Multidisciplinary Research on Learning environments
2. Virtual Doctoral School, EU FP6 IST,Kaleidoscope (NoE)

Other academic and Scientific Activities

Memberships

1. Member of the European NoE (Network of Excellece) Kaleidoscope
2. Member of European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) 2003-
3. Member of CSCL SIG
4. Member of MOBILearn SIG

Research visits

SCIL Summer Institute 2006 on Designing Learning Spaces. Stanford University, July, 2006. California, USA.

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Centre de Recherche et d’Appui pour la Formation et ses Technologies (CRAFT). Prof. Dillenbourg, October, 2004. EPFL-Lausanne, Switzerland

Workshop organization

Co-organizer of the workshop “Multiple Technologies and Tools for Supporting CSCL – a step further” 21st–23rd of November 2005. Oulu, Finland

Other responsibilities

1. An invited specialist on strategy committee: Mobile Learning Strategy for Finnish Virtual University 2003-2006 [Mobiiliteknologian käyttö ja  palvelut yliopistoissa 2003-2006, Mobiiliteknologioiden määrittely Suomen  virtuaaliyliopiston palveluihin]
2. An Administrator of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning group in LinkedIN