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Education information

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 


Education/Academic qualification

Educational Sciences, PhD, University of Helsinki


  • 516 Educational sciences
  • educational technology
  • digital learning
  • online/ blended learning
  • learning environments
  • higher education
  • game-based learning

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2012 2017

  • 3 Conference contribution
  • 3 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis
Open Access

Examining Learners’ Interaction in an Open Online Course through the Community of Inquiry Framework

Saadatmand, M., Uhlin, L., Hedberg, M., Åbjörnsson, L. & Kvarnström, M., 2017, In : The European Journal of Open and Distance Learning. 20, 1, p. 61-79 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Toward Open Networked Learning Environments: An Ecological Approach to Learning Design in MOOCs

Saadatmand, M., 2017, Proceedings of EdMedia 2017. Johnston, J. (ed.). Washington, DC: AACE International, p. 978-981 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientific

Privacy in the era of big data and learning analytics: Ethical considerations and positions

Vivitsou, M. & Saadatmand, M., 2016, Ethical and Privacy Issues in the Design of Learning Analytics Applications: 2ND WORKSHOP ON ETHICS & PRIVACY IN LEARNING ANALYTICS @ LAK1, University of Edinburg, Edinburgh, UK, April 24, 2016 . Learning Analytics Community Exchange LACE

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

Open Access

Participants’ Perceptions of Learning and Networking in Connectivist MOOCs [Massive Open Online Courses]

Saadatmand, M. & Kumpulainen, K., 29 Apr 2014, In : Journal of Online Learning and Teaching. 10, 1, p. 16-30 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Projects 2009 2014

Nordic Research Network on Learning Across Contexts

Kumpulainen, K., Lipponen, L., Krokfors, L., Rajala, A., Vesterinen, O., Kopisto, K., Hilppö, J., Kangas, M., Mikkola, A., Tissari, V., Mylläri, J., Saadatmand, M. & Kronqvist, J.


Project: Research project


Kumpulainen, K., Saadatmand, M. & Kronqvist, J.


Project: Research project

Yhteisöllisen Innovoinnin Älykäs Virtuaalitila

Kumpulainen, K., Mikkola, A., Saadatmand, M., Kronqvist, J. & Jaatinen, A.

Unknown funder


Project: Research project


Dissertation Excellence

Mohsen Saadatmand (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prizes and awards

International postgraduate student award

Mohsen Saadatmand (Recipient), 2008

Prize: Prizes and awards

Postgraduate abroad scholarship

Mohsen Saadatmand (Recipient), 2006

Prize: Prizes and awards