IMPDET-LE - providing online PhD training in the interactions between education and technology in a given cultural context

IMPDET-LE (International Multidisciplinary PhD Studies in Educational Technology & Learning Environments) study programme, offers online doctoral training in the fields of educational technology and ICT for Development. The degree can be received either from computer science (Faculty of Science and Forestry) or education/special education (The Philosophical Faculty). The main research interests of IMPDET-LE are:

  • digital story telling & narratives in education
  • learning analytics - novel text mining and data mining applications in education
  • real-life innovations in education
  • smart design: agile, participatory, inclusive and inter-contextual design methods in educational technology

The unique aspects of the IMPDET-LE training are the combinations of expertise, its distribution over the Internet, and the intensive periods of work expected from students and their supervisors. The IMPDET-LE programme follows a blended learning approach, where most of the studies can be done in distance, but the student is also required to spent some periods in one of the campuses of UEF (Joensuu, Kuopio, Savonlinna) in order to receive intensive supervision or to get contact with the research communities and other students.


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New doctoral students admitted in March 2014
Posted: Mar 26, 2014
Nine new doctoral students have been accepted into the IMPDET-LE programme in March 2014. Altogether 43 doctoral students from 21 different countries are currently enrolled to the IMPDET-LE studies.
About admission of new doctoral students in the edTech group
Posted: Mar 14, 2014
Increased interest towards doctoral studies in the edTech group affect the admission processes
Eight IMPDET-LE applicants participate to the preparatory workshop in January 2014
Posted: Dec 13, 2013
A record number of eight applicants will participate to the upcoming orientation week held first week of January in Joensuu. The next application deadline for the IMPDET-LE studies is February 2014.
IMPDET-LE collaborates with UNITAR
Posted: Jun 5, 2013
IMPDET-LE and UNITAR (United Nations Institute of Training and Research) will organise jointly Innovation Collaboration for Development -course in Fall 2014.
IMPDET-LE Checklist for Writing Papers
Posted: Mar 5, 2013
Preliminary IMPDET-LE Check list for writing has been published in the IMPDET-LE Wiki.
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edTech & IISS Research Day - April 2014
Posted: Apr 15, 2014
The third edTech & IISS Research Day in 2014 will be held Monday, April 28, 2014, 10-12 at the edTech lab (room 2D309 in Science Park) of School of Computing. The presentations will be given Ehsan Khakifirooz, Jyri Kemppainen and Marjo Virnes.
edTech & IISS Research Day - March 2014
Posted: Mar 11, 2014
The second edTech & IISS Research Day in 2014 will be held Thursday, March 20, 2014, 10-12 at the edTech lab (room 2D309 in Science Park) of School of Computing.
edTech & IISS Research Day - February 2014
Posted: Jan 22, 2014
The first edTech & IISS Research Day in 2014 will be held Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 10-12 at the edTech lab (room 2D309 in Science Park), School of Computing.
IMPDET-LE Preparatory Workshop, January 6-10, 2014
Posted: Dec 13, 2013
The third orientation workshop to new applicants is organised in the beginning of January. The programme of the orientation week includes: introduction to IMPDET-LE studies, presentations by participants, and providing support for the proposal writing and planning of the PhD studies.
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