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Riina Vuorikari

(In-house Expert)

Dr. Riina Vuorikari has actively worked in the field of education since 2000; her main interest is dealing with issues related to the adoption of new technologies and working methods in schools, and in teachers’ professional development.

She works as an in-house expert in European Schoolnet, a network of 30 Ministries of Education in Europe. Between 2009-2011, she managed an industry-led project where more than 8’000 netbooks were implemented in schools in six different countries and oversaw its evaluation  (Acer- European Schoolnet Educational Netbook Pilot). 

Biography

Dr. Riina Vuorikari has actively worked in the field of education since 2000; her main interest is dealing with issues related to the adoption of new technologies and working methods in schools, and in teachers’ professional development.

She works as an in-house expert in European Schoolnet, a network of 30 Ministries of Education in Europe. Between 2009-2011, she managed an industry-led project where more than 8’000 netbooks were implemented in schools in six different countries and oversaw its evaluation  (Acer- European Schoolnet Educational Netbook Pilot).

Since 2009, she also runs a 3-year long Lifelong Learning Programme project where the eTwinning action is studied using novel technologies such as social network analysis and information visualisation (Teachers’ Lifelong Learning Network). Since 2010, she is responsible for the monitoring action of eTwinning, a community for European teachers that currently consist of more than 160’000 participants.

Dr. Vuorikari also contributes to the field of education as an invited speaker in conferences and through her involvement in research workshops, committees and as a reviewer of scientific journals. Dr. Vuorikari holds degrees in education (M.Ed), hypermedia (DEA) and her PhD is from the Dutch research school for Information and Knowledge Systems. See More at: www.vuorikari.com

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