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Dr. Kati Clements (PhD in Information Systems Science) is Research Coordinator and Post-doc at the Faculty of Information Technology at the University of Jyväskylä and visiting professor of Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. She has worked in various European and global projects in the field of Learning Technologies and Open Education since 2005. Clements was the coordinator of Horizon2020 project for innovative procurement of Learning Technologies "Learning Technology Accelerator (LEA)" and Erasmus+ project on Computational Thinking and Acting (COTA). The University of Jyväskylä (JYU) has been founded in 1863 and then it was the first Finnish-speaking Teacher Training College (the so-called Teacher Seminary). Around 15,000 students are currently enrolled in the degree programs of the university. It is ranked as the fourth largest university in Finland based on Master’s degrees. The University of Jyväskylä has and is participating in a variety of international and national projects mainly in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning. Within these projects, JYU focused on the provision of open learning solutions, collaborative learning, personalized learning and the internationalization and localization of learning activities. Based on a strong pedagogical background, JYU has shaped and conceptualized various learning solutions and activities with different target groups such as professionals, schools and higher educational institutions. Based on these previous experiences, JYU combines high expertise on technology enhanced learning, the assessment and development of soft competences and in particular intercultural competences based on pedagogical models as well as the conceptualization and contextualization of learning scenarios, learning activities and learning solutions. JYU has been working collaboratively with the primary and secondary schools in Central Finland to develop solutions for future personal learning environments in the previous PCP IMAILE project: http://www.imaile.eu/ Activies with schools have included workshops and teacher training for future learning solutions.
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