Jaakko Kurhila


Further information on the affiliationChief Digital Officer CDO

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.

Highlighted publications

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

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Latest activities

  1. University of Pisa

    Jaakko Kurhila (Visiting researcher)
    28 Nov 20123 Dec 2012

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

  2. 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

  3. Gabriella Maria Dodero

    Jaakko Kurhila (Host)
    5 Sep 201215 Sep 2012

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

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