Keynote Speakers

Marie Leijon

Marie Leijon

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Marie Leijon, Ph.D, Senior lecturer in pedagogy with a special focus on learning, communication and media, at the Faculty of Education and Society, Malmö University.

Educational developer at Centre for Academic Teaching, Malmö University.

Postdoctoral research project about campus space in higher education as a place for learning.  
Currently focusing on a research project about the hybridization of learning spaces and the connection between physical and virtual learning spaces.

Marie Leijon has written and published national and international peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and conference papers about space, interaction and learning.

Sessions

Thursday 13.15 - 14.15: Campus space – a place for interaction and learning
Thursday 15.30 - 16.45: Workshop – Campus space – a place for interaction and learning

Dina Andersen

Dina Andersen

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For almost 15 years, I have worked with framework for students learning in different senses at University of Southern Denmark (SDU).

For the last 4-5 years, I have been a Project Manager for a strategic focus area known as Student in focus. This project is initiated by the Executive Board of SDU and applies to all programmes.

I have motivated and coordinated more than twenty sub-projects dealing with Student Learning, Student Life, Student Information, Incentives for Teachers and Staff Skills Development.

Currently I am working to ensure the transition from project to integration in the organisation. At the same time I participate in the university´s vision project SDU 2030. The vision is to prepare SDU for future requirements, framework and conditions.

Session

Friday 09.00 - 10.30: The student in focus – a holistic approach to learning environments

Kirsti Lonka

Kirsti Lonka

Kirsti Lonka is Professor of Educational Psychology at University of Helsinki, Finland (2005-).  She is a founding member of the Teachers’ Academy of University of Helsinki since 2013. Currently, she is the President of this Academy (2013-2014). She is the Director of Research Group of Educational Psychology and also the Principal Investigator of the Project “Mind the Gap – between digital natives and educational practices” (Funded by the Mind Program of Academy of Finland (2013-2106), wiredminds.fi) as well as PI of WP4 Task 1.1. (Learning Environments) in RYM Indoor Environment project (2011-2015) rym.fi.

Professor Lonka is active in Twitter and Instagram (@kirstilonka) and also in Facebook and LinkedIn.

See homepage:
kirstilonka.fi

Sessions

Thursday 09.35 - 10.30: How to co-create campuses: Process, place and service –  together with users
Thursday 11.00 - 12.15: Workshop – How to co-create campuses: Process, place and service –  together with users

Olli Niemi

Olli Niemi

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Adjunct Professor at University Properties of Finland Ltd. / Research and development

- Spaces, places and services for learning and new knowledge creation

- Energy efficiency and sustainable development

Adjunct Professor at Tampere University of Technology / Construction economics

In April 2010 I took a new step towards my roots, when I started to work in University Properties of Finland Ltd. I have been responsible for the R&D activities of company. The most interesting projects have focused on the development of places, spaces and services for learning: Future Learning Environment program (2011:4- 2015:3) involving university campuses in Finland, and Campus Retrofit -project (2014-2016:3) in collaboration with Nordic Universities. My dream is to widen this development work in EU level.

The tactics for implementing the research results is done by small scale demonstration projects. A typical demonstration case is co-designed in spring, co-constructed and co-furnished during summer and taken into use in fall. We use diverse ways to collect data about the impacts of the changes made, key performance indicators like usage rates,and use patterns, indoor air conditions etc. are included. 

My interest is in development: the learning, working and living environments and the change process in different levels. I am happy to share my knowledge with inspiration and eagerness.

Sessions

Thursday 09.35 - 10.30: How to co-create campuses: Process, place and service –  together with users
Thursday 11.00 - 12.15: Workshop – How to co-create campuses: Process, place and service –  together with users

Suvi Nenonen

Suvi Nenonen

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Suvi Nenonen is Doctor of Philosophy and she is working as a Research Manager in Built Environment Services Research Group in Aalto University in Finland. She acts also as an adjunct professor in Tampere University of Technology. Her research area is Workplace Management.  Her research interest is in physical, social and virtual workplaces. She is interested in the new ways of working and learning and their requirements for the workplaces and learning environments. 

Her doctoral thesis was “The nature of the workplace for knowledge creation”. Since 2005 she has been involved with the research projects, which focus on analysing and developing working and learning environments, which are strategic resources for the  user organizations.

Sessions

Thursday 09.35 - 10.30: How to co-create campuses: Process, place and service –  together with users
Thursday 11.00 - 12.15: Workshop – How to co-create campuses: Process, place and service –  together with users