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UNITAR (United Nations Institute of Research and Training) and edTech research group at the School of Computing, University of Eastern Finland (UEF) jointly organise a scientific symposium titled: Digital Storytelling,  Crowdsourcing and Science Education for International Research and Training. The one day symposium will be held at August 29, 2013, 10:00 - 13:00.

The symposium is open to anyone who is interested in the topic and content of the event. The participation does not require prior registration.



Place: 2D309 (edTech lab), Science Park

10:15 - 10:20, Opening words, Erkki Sutinen, Professor, Leader of the edTech research group, School of Computing, UEF

10:20 - 11:00, Francesco Pisano - Director, Research, Technology Applications & Knowledge Systems (UNITAR)

Title: Technology Applications and Knowledge Transfer - leveraging the crowd for a better UN

11:00 - 11:30, Behzad Joze Hashemian, Doctoral student, edTech research group, School of Computing, UEF

Title: Draw Your Story - Creating Digital Platform for Joint Storytelling

11:30 - 11:45 Break

11:45 - 12:15, Jaakko Helminen, Climate Impact Consulting Ltd, Doctoral student, edTech research group, School of Computing, UEF

Title: Climate Knowledge for Communities

12:15 - 12:45, Ilkka Jormanainen, Doctoral students, edTech research group, School of Computing, UEF

Title: Science Education Refreshed: SciKids' and SciFest

12:45 - 13:00 Wrap-up and general discussion

Inquiries, online participation and study credits

Inquiries and online participation

For more information about the symposium, please contact Jarkko Suhonen: jarkko.suhonen(at)

It is possible to follow the presentations online via Adobe Connect Pro system. If you want to join the symposium online, please inform Jarkko latest Monday, August 26 for practical arrangements.

Course credits

Master and PhD students at UEF are able to earn 1 ECTS credit from the symposium in the following manner:

1) Listen all the presentations

2) Write a report based on the presentation. Follow the presentation report instructions from the StudyLog course when writing the report, The report should include personal description and reflection of all the presentations.

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