Jaakko Kurhila

Chief Digital Officer

  • PL 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 3A)

    00014

    Finland

2000 …2030
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Personal profile

Curriculum vitae

Dr Jaakko Kurhila graduated from the University of Helsinki with MSc in Computer Science in 1997, PhLic in 2000, and PhD in 2003. Prior to his position of the CDO of the University of Helsinki, he was the director of University of Helsinki Open University. From 2008 to 2015 he was the head of studies at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Helsinki. His background is in adaptive educational systems and collaborative e-learning. In addition to the administrative position, he was leading Agile Education Research group RAGE, concentrating on research-based computer science education development. He was the chairman of the University of Helsinki Teacher's Academy (2015-2016), an academy formed from the top educators within the University of Helsinki. He is an eager proponent of excellence in education, and has extensive international experience in building ICT education for development in international settings.

Keywords

  • 113 Computer and information sciences
  • computer science education
  • educational technology

Publications 2000 2019

Educo: social navigation and group formation in student-centered e-learning

Kurhila, J., Miettinen, M., Nokelainen, P. & Tirri, H., 2007, In : Journal of Interactive Learning Research. 18, 1, p. 65-83 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Supporting open-ended discourse with transparent groupware

Miettinen, M., Kurhila, J., Nokelainen, P. & Tirri, H., 2006, In : International Journal of Web Based Communities. 2, 1, p. 17-30 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

A shared document-based annotation tool to support learner-centred collaborative learning

Nokelainen, P., Miettinen, M., Kurhila, J., Floreen, P. & Tirri, H., 2005, In : British Journal of Educational Technology. 36, 5, p. 757-770 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Admitting Students through an Open Online Course in Programming: A Multi-year Analysis of Study Success

Leinonen, J., Ihantola, P., Leinonen, A., Nygren, H., Kurhila, J., Luukkainen, M. & Hellas, A., Jun 2019, (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of the 15th ACM International Computing Education Research Conference (ICER '19). ACM

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File

Avoin täyttää tavoitteet

Kurhila, J., 6 Apr 2018, In : Yliopisto : Helsingin yliopiston tiedelehti. 66, 3, p. 6 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialGeneral public

Projects 2011 2030

RAGE: Agile Education Research

Kurhila, J., Luukkainen, M., Vikberg, T., Paksula, M., Vihavainen, A., Leinonen, J., Nygren, H., Leinonen, A., Pirttinen, N., Kangas, V., Peltola, P. & Aarne, O.

01/01/201101/07/2030

Project: Research project

Activities 2004 2012

  • 5 Public Talks
  • 3 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 3 Academic visit to other institution
  • 2 Prizes and awards - Prizes and awards

Gabriella Maria Dodero

Jaakko Kurhila (Host)
5 Sep 201215 Sep 2012

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

University of Pisa

Jaakko Kurhila (Visiting researcher)
28 Nov 20123 Dec 2012

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Teachers, are we doing the right stuff? -- Indicators of Education

Jaakko Kurhila (Speaker: Presenter)
12 Oct 2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

OpeVeivit

Jaakko Kurhila (Speaker: Presenter)
13 May 2011

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

NOKUT-konferansene 2011: Fagkonferanse om høyere utdanning

Jaakko Kurhila (Speaker: Presenter)
12 Apr 2011

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

Press / Media

Finland globalises AI training programme

Petri Myllymäki & Jaakko Kurhila

29/05/2019

2 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Finnish online AI course draws more than 140,000 students

Jaakko Kurhila

02/05/2019

2 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Fahim Al Qasimi: Sharjah’s Digital to provide optimised services

Jaakko Kurhila

12/03/2019

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media