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Current position

Professor of Education (Teaching and Learning Environments) 01.08.2013 -
University of Eastern Finland
Philosophical Faculty, School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education, Savonlinna Campus

Education

Doctor of Education
2006
University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Master of Education
1998
University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Kindergarten teacher degree
1994
Oulu, Finland

Professional experience

Professor of Education (Teaching and Learning Environments)
01.08.2012 - 31.07.2013
University of Eastern Finland
Philosophical Faculty, School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education, Savonlinna Campus

Researcher
01.04.2012 - 22.07.2012
Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, Fakultät für Psychologie und Pädagogik, Empirische Pädagogik und Pädagogische Psychologie

University professor
01.10.2011 - 31.03.2012
Technische Universität München (TUM), Fakultät für Sport- und Gesundheitswissenschaft, Fachgebiet Sportdidaktik

Postdoctoral  researcher (Academy of Finland)
01.01.2009 - 21.10.2011
University of Jyväskylä, Finnish Institute of Educational Research

Researcher
01.04.2008 - 31.12.2008
Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, Fakultät für Psychologie und Pädagogik, Empirische Pädagogik und Pädagogische Psychologie

Postdoctoral researcher (grant)
01.10.2006 - 31.03.2008
Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, Fakultät für Psychologie und Pädagogik, Empirische Pädagogik und Pädagogische Psychologie

Postdoctoral researcher (grant)
01.04.2006 - 30.09.2006
Knowledge Media Research Center, Tübingen, Germany

Doctoral student researcher
01.10.2004 - 31.03.2006
University of Jyväskylä, Finnish Institute of Educational Research

Doctoral student researcher (grant)
01.10.2003 - 30.09.2004
Eberhard Karls Universität, Department of Applied Cognitive Psychology and Media Psychology & Knowledge Media Research Center, Tübingen, Germany

Doctoral student researcher
01.12.2002 - 30.09.2003
University of Jyväskylä, Finnish Institute of Educational Research

Doctoral student researcher (grant)
01.09.2001 - 30.11.2002
University of Jyväskylä, Finnish Institute of Educational Research

Doctoral student researcher
01.01.2000 - 01.08.2001
University of Jyväskylä, Finnish Institute of Educational Research

Part-time teacher
09.10.2000 - 12.12.2000
University of Jyväskylä, Department of Teacher Education

Researcher
01.03.1999 - 31.12.1999
University of Jyväskylä, Finnish Institute of Educational Research

Project secretary
01.09.1998 - 30.11.1998
The Mannerheim League for Child Welfare, District office of Central Finland

Kindergarten teacher
30.06.1997 -  25.07.1997
City of Jyväskylä, Kindergarten Kolikkorinne

Researcher assistant
02.06.1997 - 28.02.1999
University of Jyväskylä, Finnish Institute of Educational Research

Part-time teacher
17.04.1997 - 22.04.1997
University of Jyväskylä, Department of Teacher Education

Kindergarten teacher
08.08.1994 - 03.06.1995
Kindergarten of Catholic Sisters, Jyväskylä

Memberships

EAPRIL
(European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning)
Teacher Education Cloud
Coordinator since 2013

EAPRIL
(European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning)
Member since 2013

FERA
(Finnish Educational Research Association)
Tieto- ja viestintäteknologia opettajankoulutuksessa SIG-teemaryhmä
Member and chair since 2012

FERA
(Finnish Educational Research Association)
Member since 2006

EARLI
(European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction)
Member since 2000

Kaleidoscope
Member 2004 - 2007

FACEI
(Finland Association for Childhood Education International)
President 2001 - 2002
President 2000 - 2001
Member 1999 - 2002

ACEI
(Association for Childhood Education International)
Member 1999 - 2002

Projects

2012-2014
EU/ERDF: "Technology-based Learning Environments - research infrastructure project"

2012-2014
EU/ERDF: "Blended Learning Research - Teaching Technology and Learning Environments"

2009-2011
Academy of Finland - Postdoctoral researcher –Programme: “Neuvon kysymisen prosessit eri tavalla tuetuissa tietokoneavusteisissa yhteisöllisissä oppimisympäristöissä: Kuinka tukea oppijan kannalta merkityksellistä neuvon kysymistä? (HELP!);Three-year (2009-2011) post doc-researcher position from Academy of Finland in Helsinki 26.09.2008

2009-2010
EU (European Union): ”Grundtvig-Programme”; “2AgePro: Generational Change in the Teaching Profession“

2006-2008
The Foundation of Helsingin Sanoma’s 100-year – postdoctoral grant working in abroad: “Yhteisöllisen toiminnan ja oppimisen tukeminen ja ohjaus verkko-oppimisympäristöissä” (Two-year grant from Helsingin Sanomain 100-vuotissäätiö [The 100-year foundation of Helsingin Sanomat] in Helsinki 24.11.2005)

2005-2006
European Research Team (ERT): "Computer-Supported Scripting of Interaction in Collaborative Learning Environments" (Kaleidoscope)

2004-2006
Mobile Support for Integrated Learning (Mosil) funded by EU (Kaleidoscope)

2002-2006
Academy of Finland – Research Programme: ”ECOL – Yhteisöllisen oppimisen prosessi: Tietoa tuottavat mekanismit ja opiskeluun sitoutuminen korkeakoulun ja työelämän oppimisympäristöissä"

2001-2003
Academy of Finland – Research Programme: "SHAPE – virtuaalinen vuorovaikutus ja vastavuoroinen ymmärrys”

1999
The city of Jyväskylä: Usus Vitae – evaluation of teachers’ in-service education

Grants

Three-year (2009-2011) post doc-researcher position from Academy of Finland in Helsinki 26.09.2008
Two-year grant from the 100-year foundation of Helsingin Sanomat in Helsinki 24.11.2005
Grant from Graduate School of Multidisciplinary Research on Learning Environments
in Turku 30.11.2004
Grant from Ellen and Artturi Nyyssönen’s Foundation in Jyväskylä 22.05.2003
One-year grant from Finnish Cultural Foundation in Helsinki 27.02.2001
One-year student researcher scholarship 2001 (University of Jyväskylä) in Jyväskylä 30.11.2000

Professional activities

Organising symposiums and workshops:
Mäkitalo-Siegl, K. & Puustinen, M. (2013). "Sustainable learning and teaching
environments for meaningful help seeking" -symposium. EARLI 2013 - conference,
Munich, Germany. (27.08.2013)

Patrikainen, R., Mäkitalo-Siegl, K., & Albert, J. (2013). Curriculum process.
At Kick-Off seminar for curriculum development in Eastern Finland, Varkaus. (13.03.2013)

Mäkitalo-Siegl, K., & Valtonen, T. Tieto- ja viestintäteknologia opettajankoulutuksessa
SIG-teemaryhmän aloituskokous [SIG-meeting]. Kasvatustieteen päivillä, Helsinki. (22.11.2012)

Fischer, F., Hofmann, L., Mäkitalo-Siegl, K., & Sutherland, R. (2009). "Future
learning spaces" - workshop. The Alpine Rendez-Vous 2009 event, Garmisch-
Partenkirchen, Germany. (20.11. - 01.12.2009)

Puustinen, M. & Mäkitalo-Siegl, K. (2009). "Recent research on student help seeking"
-symposium. EARLI 2009, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. (Session D, 26.08.2009)

Mäkitalo-Siegl, K., & Fischer, F. (2007). "Advances of Research in Help Seeking" -
symposium. Developing Potentials for Learning, the European Conference for
Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) 2007, Budapest, Hungary. (Session E,
29.08.2007)

Mäkitalo-Siegl, K., Kaplan F., Zottmann, J., Dillenbourg, P., & Fischer, F. (2007).
"The Classroom of the Future" -workshop. The CSCL Alpine Rendez-Vous -event,
Villars, Switzerland, 24.01.2007 - 26.01.2007.

Member in the Editorial/Consulting Board of Journals:
Computers in Human Behavior 2006 -
International Journal of Educational Studies 2013 -

Reviews for Journals:
Asia-Pacific Education Researcher
Computers in Human Behavior
Educational Research Review
European Journal of Psychology of Education
Human Technology: An  Interdisciplinary Journal on Humans in ICT Environments
IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies
Instructional Science
International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning
Journal of Educational Computing Research
Learning and Instruction
Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning

Reviews for Conferences:
Kasvatustieteen päivät 2013
EAPRIL 2013
DC-ECTEL 2013
EC-TEL 2013
CSCL 2011
ICLS 2011, 2008
JURE (EARLI) 2006, 2005

Reviews for doctoral thesis:
Norrena, J. (2013). Opettaja tulevaisuuden taitojen edistäjänä: "Jos haluat opettaa noita taitoja, sinun on ensin hallittava ne itse". Faculty of Information Technology, University of Jyväskylä.

Evaluations:
Evaluation of professor for re-election 2012, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Tarto, Estonia

Research visits

27.02.2013 - 01.03.2013
St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Gymnasium 32, St. Petersburg, Russia

01.01.2009 - 31.03.2012
Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, Fakultät für Psychologie und Pädagogik, Empirische Pädagogik und Pädagogische Psychologie

01.10.2006 - 31.03.2008
Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, Fakultät für Psychologie und Pädagogik, Empirische Pädagogik und Pädagogische Psychologie

01.04.2006 - 30.09.2006
Knowledge Media Research Center, Tübingen, Germany

24.05.2004 - 28.05.2004
EPFL, Prof. Pierre Dillenbourg's group, Lausanne, Switzerland

01.10.2003 - 30.09.2004
Eberhard Karls Universität, Department of Applied Cognitive Psychology and Media Psychology & Knowledge Media Research Center, Tübingen, Germany

Teaching

  • Member of the supervisor group in Graduate School of Multidisciplinary Research on Learning Environments 2013 -
  • Member of the supervisor group in International Multidisciplinary PhD Studies in Educational Technology & Learning Environments 2012 -
  • Supervisor of doctoral dissertations (international and national Ph.D. students) & Member of the supervision group of the post graduate students 2012 -
  • Supervisor of Bachelor and Master thesis UEF, in Finland 2012 - and LMU in Germany 2008 - 2012
  • Lecturer and Teacher in variety of national and international undergraduate courses dealing with educational sciences and technology enhanced learning at JYU, UEF in Finland and at LMU in Germany (teaching in English) starting 2000 -
    (e.g. Pedagogical applications of information and communication technology, Pedagogical perspectives of educational use of ICTs, Learning Environments and Educational Technology)
  • Lecturer and Teacher, Practicum supervisor in variety of national and international undergraduate courses dealing with educational science, pedagogy and teacher development at JYU in Finland and TUM, Germany 2000 -
    (e.g. Introduction to Educational Science/Tutorium, Practical training of student teachers of Physical Education and of Early Childhood Education, Primary Education Pedagogy)
  • Several lectures in area of technology-enhanced teaching and learning
  • Other teaching and leader experiences at kindergartens, clubs (e.g. for refugee children in Oulu) and as camp counselor at YMCA, El Paso, Texas, USA during 1992-1997
  • ERASMUS Intensive Programme Doctoral Studies in Research Methodologies at Anadolu University in Eskisehir, Turkey 6 - 20 June 2013