Last decade has been a period of strong and rapid development of information and communication technology (ICT). However, schools have not adopted ICT for use at teaching and learning according to the available possibilities for ICT access. It has been indicated that students are in rather unequal situation in regard of 21st century learning enhanced with modern technology. This presentation focuses on efforts to make technology-based learning solutions as an integral part of teaching and learning and to promote 21st century learning with the aid of systemic learning solutions. It describes an ongoing large-scale project “Systemic Learning Solutions (SysTech)”- so called value network project – which aims at collaborative efforts between researchers, companies, and educational institutions for the design and effective use of learning solutions. The project originated from the desire to refine and spread out the teaching practices, innovative ICT concepts, and procedures as learning solutions and services that can support educational institutions. The project develops a cyclical process model for the development of learning solutions in a multi-field value network among seven participating countries.
<p>Dr. Marja Kankaanranta (educational sciences) is a professor of innovative learning environments at the Faculty of Information Technology and Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Her research interests include use of ICT in education, design and use of learning solutions, learning spaces and game-based learning. Her current major research project is Systemic Learning Solutions that is funded by Tekes (Finnish Agency for Innovation and Technology).<br /><br /></p>