Merja Saarela, Ed.D. (Special Education), principal lecturer (research) and Research Group Leader in MATEC
She 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
Marja Sirkkola, Ed.D. (Special Education), principal lecturer
Her research interests are sociocultural multisensory work, client participation and empowerment in applied research, participatory action research (PAR), movable and multisensory museum exhibitions, cultural inheritance for all, work with people with disabilities and elderly care, interdisciplinary approach to art and culture combined with wellness technology.
Pirjo Seddiki, D.A., principal lecturer
Katariina Penttilä, D.Sc., principal lecturer
She is experienced RFID, measurement and RF specialist and project leader.
Her specialities are in:
1) Measurements, verification and calibration planning and implementation
2) Project portfolio management
3) Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology: 12 years working experience with passive RFID including research, development, ETSI standardization and productization work
4) Teaching: From university level teaching to secondary school. Pedagogical qualification 06/2014
5) RF electronics and antennas
Read more: https://fi.linkedin.com/in/katariina-penttilä-b3557a64
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
Jari Mustajärvi, Lic.Sc. (Tech.), Head of Information Technology, principal lecturer
Mustajärvi is resposible for ICT education, research and development, teaching: programming, databases, software engineering. His own RDI interests are in ICT education, programming, databases, software engineering.
Read more: https://fi.linkedin.com/in/jari-mustajärvi-63910227
Jussi Horelli, Lic. Sc. (Tech.), Head of Degree Program in Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology, senior lecturer
Horelli has over twenty years experience in education. During that time he has had several roles in Universities of Applied Sciences and in Vocational School. His RDI interests are in production simulation, product lifecycle management, virtual learning and manufacturing environments. His focus has mainly been in educational solutions, where students are able to study working life skills in real working life environments.
Read more: https://fi.linkedin.com/in/jussi-horelli-aa8a825
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