Merja Saarela, Ed.D. (Special Education), principal lecturer (research) and Research Group Leader in MATEC
Saarela is specialised on social-neurocognitive learning difficulties (especially learning difficulties caused by developmental disabilities, dementia, sensory deficits), interaction, learning and knowledge assessments, education evaluation. Her research interest are in user-centered wellbeing and education technology, assistive technology, gaming, action and interaction platforms.
Read more: https://fi.linkedin.com/in/merja-saarela-95285614
Pirjo Seddiki, D.A., principal lecturer
Seddiki has specialised on aesthetic design. She applies aesthetics and artistic research methods to design processes.
Read more: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pirjo-seddiki-ab5b5755/
Lasse Seppänen, Lic.Sc. (Tech.), principal lecturer
Seppänen has over 16 years experience as senior lecturer at HAMK University of Applied Sciences. Currently his main RDI interests are in eLearning and Learning analytics.
Read more: https://fi.linkedin.com/in/lasseseppanen
Mika Virolainen, B.Sc. (Information Technology)
Mika Virolainen is a research assistant at HAMK MATEC. His specialities are in software coding, 3D-games and simulations.
Read more: https://fi.linkedin.com/in/mika-virolainen-348b0b105
Tarjaleena Tuukkanen, senior lecturer
Tarjaleena Tuukkanen has several years interest in digitality, e-learning in general and assistive technology. At HAMK she's been developing web learning solutions with teaching staff and IT administration. Her specialities are in PLEs, Google in Education, ePortfolios, Social media and its applications in education and at work, O365, Kaltura. Currently she is working in Competence is the key -project as an assistive technology specialist. She runs special workshops to develop new assisting technology, digital tools and to create a new type of multimodal portfolio of skills for students with special needs.
Read more: https://fi.linkedin.com/in/tarjaleena
Maija Apunen, Music technician, Sudent assistant
Apunen has specialised on music technology and ICT, Eye Tracking Glasses (SensoMotoric Instruments) and EEG headset (Emotiv).
Read more: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maija-apunen-439152106/