University of Oulu, 2016

SIG20-26 Workshop: Current and emerging technologies in research for human learning and interaction

The Workshop entitled "Current and emerging technologies in research for human learning and interaction" will take place at the University of Oulu 10th and 11th of October, 2019.  Participants are also invited to join the pre-workshop "Co-creation for future learning environment" on the 9th of October, 2019.

The main focus of the workshop is to tackle the challenges and harness the opportunities of future technologies enhancing human competences in learning and interaction. The workshop aims to create an interdisciplinary avenue for discussing what constitutes human competences in learning and interaction, how it can be explored and supported with future technologies. The expected outcomes are related to conceptual and methodological progress as well as a development of shared research agenda.

Workshop Program (Thu-Fri October 10-11)

We are expecting an intimate but inspiring workshop of about 20 researchers. The program will include stimulus talks from invited speakers and collaborative working with case examples from several research groups. The LeaF research infrastructure at the University of Oulu will provide a state-of-the-art and hands-on environment for sharing and demonstrating the recent methodological opportunities (360-degree videos, physiological measures, eye tracking etc.) for understanding and “making transparent” complex processes of human collaboration and interaction. On Thursday October 10, the workshop participants are invited to join a dinner. The official program will end on Friday October 11 before 2 pm.

Pre-workshop Program (Wed October 9)

The workshop will be preceded by a pre-workshop “Co-creation for future learning environment" on Wedneday October 9 at 12-4 pm. The pre-workshop will be organized in collaboration with the GenZ strategic focus area. The pre-workshop will bring together learning scientists, communication scientists, and local educational technology companies. The participants will collaborate on products or demos by companies and co-create new solutions for future learning environments.


The hotel for workshop participants is Lapland hotel Oulu. The hotel is located in the city center of Oulu.  The accommodation will include single rooms and breakfast. 


The workshop will take place at the University of Oulu in Oulu, Finland. You can fly to Oulu directly via Helsinki by Finnair or Norwegian or via Stockholm by SAS. The university is located 6 kilometers from the city center, but the campus is easy reach by bus or city bikes. 

If you have questions, please contact Piia Näykki, piia.naykki (at)

Last updated: 20.8.2019