Jari Laru


Technology Enhanced Learning

31 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 467 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 140 citations. The author has a h-index of 8.00. (Google Scholar)


Dr. Jari Laru (Ph.D, M.Ed.) works as a University Lecturer (tenured) and Educational Technologist in a Faculty of Education, University of Oulu. He is a member of Learning and Educational Technology Group (LET).

He has done his doctoral thesis "scaffolding learning activities with collaborative scripts and mobile devices" in the context of Doctoral Programme for Multidisciplinary Research on Learning Environments. His current research interests are in the intersection of learning sciences (e.g. self-regulated learning and collaborative learning) and emerging technology (e.g. digital games, social media, VR & AR, modern (digital) learning spaces). 

Dr. Laru has had several years a lot of courses related to technology enhanced learning. Laru is Experienced Educational Technologist and Designer. He has years of experience for supporting learning and teaching with contemporary digital solutions. He is administrator of Finnish Microsoft Office 365 group on Facebook and has been chairman of the board of pedagogical use of ICT at the university of Oulu. 


Research groups

  • University Lecturer, Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit (LET)