Major conference on ICT in Education takes place in Finland
Monday, 23 April 2012
The Interactive Technology in Education (ITE) conference is the largest conference in Finland related to information and communication technology in educational use. The conference started in 1990 and took place this spring for the 23rd time. the conference was organised in the Hotel Aulanko in Hämeenlinna, Finland and was opened by the Minister of Education and Science Jukka Gustafsson. One of the keynote speakers was Professor Eric Duval, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (presentation).
The conference was preceded by a versatile workshop-day and the actual two-day-conference programme was made up of lectures, forums, ITE-bazaar and posters. This year’s theme was whether digital media is a threat or an opportunity. During the conference good practices, projects and cases were presented, concentrating on how to use digital media in education, learning, collaboration and networking both in formal and informal education. The ITE conference exploited plenty of different back channels: online ITK webinars before and after the actual conference, twitter (f.eg. #ITK2012), broadcasting some keynote speeches and interviews online over the web. Read more.