Engagement in Learning seminar, Tuesday 20 January 2015 at University of Helsinki

Engagement in Learning seminar
Tuesday 20 January, 14.00 – 16.00
Room 302, 3rd floor, Siltavuorenpenger 3A, University of Helsinki

Welcome to Siltavuorenpenger in January to hear about engagement in
learning. Our guest speakers, Barbara Schneider and Joseph Krajcik,
from Michigan State University and professors Lavonen and Salmela-Aro
are collaborators in the SAVI EAGER project. The joint project focuses
on how teachers use information about student engagement obtained
through smart phone technology to make formative decisions regarding
classroom instruction. At the event, Schneider and Krajcik will
introduce their current research after which there will be time for
audience questions and discussion.

The event is free of charge, but we ask that you register:
https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/56853/lomake.html

Draft programme

14.00 Coffee and welcome
Professor Jari Lavonen, Department of Teacher Education, University of
Helsinki
Professor Katariina Salmela-Aro, CICERO Learning, University of Helsinki

14.10 Professor Barbara Schneider, College of Education and Department
of Sociology, Michigan State University

14.45 Dr Joseph S. Krajcik, CREATE for STEM Institute, Michigan State
University

15.15 Discussion

15.45 Summary

More information:
http://www.cicero.fi/recent-news/items/seminar-engagement-in-learning-20-january-2015.html

Welcome!

CICERO Learning
University of Helsinki
P.O.Box 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 5 A)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki, Finland

http://www.cicero.fi

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”Kirjaston Pajat” voittivat Espoon kaupunginjohtajan innovaatiopalkinnon

HelMet 17.12.2014:

Kolmatta kertaa järjestetyn Espoon innovaatiokilpailun voittajaksi nousi Espoon kaupunginkirjaston pajatoiminta. Kirjaston paja on uusi palvelu Suomen kirjastokentässä.

Pajat innovaatiokilpailun voittajaPaja on paikka oppia, opettaa, luoda, rakentaa, tuunata ja kokeilla yhdessä. Pajoissa eri-ikäiset ihmiset oppivat ja oivaltavat yhdessä uusia asioita, esimerkiksi 3D-tulostusta tai koodausta. Pajatoiminta on ennakkoluulotonta toimintaa, jota juuri nyt tarvitaan tietoyhteiskunnassa.

Pajat ovat oiva esimerkki siitä, että oppeja ei tarvitse hakea kalliilta kursseilta, vaan osaaminen löytyy yhdessä kokeilemalla ja tekemällä. Pajatoiminta innostaa vapaaehtoisuuteen ja antaa eri alojen ammattilaisille tilaa toimia ja oppia kirjaston tilassa.

Pajoissa käyvät sekä lapset, nuoret, aikuiset ja seniorit, opiskelijat ja yrittäjät. Esimerkiksi 3D-tulostusta voivat hyödyntää muun muassa opiskelijat, jotka suunnittelevat ja tulostavat lopputöitään tai mikseivät myös huonekalusuunnittelijat, jotka tekevät pienoisvedoksia omista malleistaan. Myös peleistä tuttu Minecraft-ukkeli herää 3D-tulostimen avulla ”eloon”. Pajoja on kehitetty määrätietoisesti ja konseptista on edetty nopeasti käytäntöön.

Espoon Pajat voittivat innovaatiokilpailun

Espoossa Pajoja on kolme: Tapiolassa, Kirjasto Omenassa ja Sellossa. Myös Kaupunkiverstas Helsingissä pyörittää pajatoimintaa. Kalle Kalliomäki on töissä Sellon kirjaston Pajassa. Innovaatio-palkinto oli hieno uutinen, joka vahvisti Kalliomäen omaa näkemystä pajatoiminnasta.– Maine ja kunnia on tällä hetkellä ylivoimaisesti tärkein elementti toiminnan jatkuvuuden ja tulevaisuuden kannalta. Se, että muutkin ovat innostuneita konseptistamme takaa sen, että Paja kuuluu ja näkyy osana kirjastojen ja kaupungin toimintaa myös vastaisuudessa, Kalliomäki sanoo.

Pääkaupunkiseudun Pajat ja verstaat Helmetissä: http://www.helmet.fi/fi-FI/Kirjastot_ja_palvelut/Pajat_ja_verstaat

Lue koko artikkeli HelMetistä: http://www.helmet.fi/fi-FI/Tapahtumat_ja_vinkit/Uutispalat/Espoossa_kirjaston_Pajat_voittivat_innov%2854793%29

Palveluja kehitettiin innolla: https://urbanmill.org/2013/06/07/tapiolan-kirjaston-kehittamispaiva-urban-millissa-tuotti-nipun-hyvia-ideoita-kirjastotyon-kehittamiseksi/

Tietoa Espoon innovaatiokilpailusta: http://www.espoo.fi/fi-FI/Kirjaston_paja_voitti_kaupunginjohtajan_%2859984%29

Three new RYM programs under preparation – it’s not too late to join in!

Picked from the RYM Newsletter – The 2014-12-19 edition:

Three new RYM programs under preparation – it’s not too late to join in!

The strategic research agenda of RYM Oy updated last year produced three themes for new research programs. They are related to user-oriented spaces, a new kind of service competition, and open city models.

The main themes of the strategic research agenda are

  • Well-being Enhancing Spaces
  • Resource Wisdom Improving Competitiveness
  • Investment Inducing Built Environment

The intention is to launch multi-disciplinary and business-oriented research programs in these areas with the aim of creating internationally significant centers of expertise around these themes. RYM’s Board of Directors has selected from among its members persons to lead the preparation teams pertaining to these themes.

SRA-english

TO THE NEXT LEVEL

 Program

The Chairman of the Resource Wisdom Improving Competitiveness theme is Jussi Aho, CEO at Fira Oy, and the Vice Chairman is Jan Elfving, Head of the Nordic Procurement Unit at Skanska Oy. The person in charge of the research is Professor Kalle Kähkönen of Tampere University of Technology.

The TO THE NEXT LEVEL  Program invites people to reform the building sector through business model innovation. That will give new growth potential and opportunities for internationalization. The goal is to launch by 2020 projects worth at least one billion euros at home and projects worth at least three billion euros globally. Read more about the TO THE NEXT LEVEL program!

For more information:

Jussi Aho, Fira Oy, Phone: +358 40 826 1146, jussi.aho[at]fira.fi.

Anssi Salonen, RYM Oy, Phone: +358 40 514 6181, anssi.salonen[at]rym.fi

OPEN CITY MODEL

The Chairman of the Investment Inducing Built Environment theme is Director Pasi Rajala of Ramboll Finland Oy and the Vice Chairman Timo Nieminen, Vice President at SRV Group Plc. The person in charge of the research is Helka-Liisa Hentilä, Professor of Urban Planning at University of Oulu.

The Open City Model intended as the theme of the research program is a service platform created in connection with multi-billion investments in city centers, which will make Finland a leader in the utilization of BIM. Effective use of the city model allows increasing the efficiency of regulatory processes of the real estate and construction sector and improving the service level visible to clients. The city model creates an internationally scalable service platform for Finnish digital and service companies.

For more information:

Jukka Andersson, SITO Oy, Phone: +358 400 501703, jukka.andersson[at]sito.fi

Anssi Salonen, RYM Oy, Phone: +358 40 514 6181, anssi.salonen[at]rym.fi

USER-ORIENTED SPACE

The Chairman of the Well-being Enhancing Spaces theme is Development Architect Vesa Ijäs of the Housing Finance and Development Centre of Finland (ARA) and the Vice Chairman is Juha Lemström, COO at Senate Properties. The person in charge of the research is Professor Kari Reijula of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health.

The User-Oriented Space program outline invites people to utilize a novel user interface for properties, spaces and the services provided in them. The focus on the needs of the end user controls the value creation of the entire network of actors. Service experience from the real estate sector is used to cope with the major changes taking place in commerce, office work, elderly care and nursing, as well as in the school system. Openness and operating in real-time create new businesses based on the Internet Economy.

For more information:

Tuomas Laine, Granlund Oy, Phone: +358 50 568 6093, tuomas.laine[at]granlund.fi

Anssi Salonen, RYM Oy, Phone: +358 40 514 6181, anssi.salonen[at]rym.fi

Lausuntopyyntö: Yleiset inframallivaatimukset 2014 – YIV 2014, Osat 1‐7

Rakennustietosäätiö RTS pyytää lausuntoanne Yleisten inframallivaatimusten seuraavista osista:

1. Tietomallipohjainen hanke
2. Yleiset mallinnusvaatimukset
3. Lähtötiedot
4. Inframalli ja mallinnus hankkeen eri suunnitteluvaiheissa
5.Rakennemallit; 5.1 Maa-, pohja- ja kalliorakenteet, päällys- ja pintarakenteet, 5.2 Maarakennustöiden toteutusmallin (koneohjausmalli) laadintaohje, 5.3 Maarakennustöiden toteumamallin laadintaohje
6. Rakennemallit; 6.1 Järjestelmät
7. Rakennemallit; 7.1 Rakennustekniset rakennusosat

Lausuntopyyntö ja ohjeluonnokset on ladattavissa osoitteesta: www.infrabim.fi/yiv2014  ”Vaatimusdokumentit” kohdasta 2.  Lausunnolla olevat ohjeluonnokset.

Lausunnot tulee palauttaa 12.1.2015 mennessä Rakennustietosäätiöön Merja Hakkaraiselle sähköpostitse:

merja.hakkarainen(at)rakennustieto.fi

Ystävällisesti
Rakennustietosäätiö RTS

Matti Rautiola
yliasiamies

Collaplan Beta Launched

News from Summer of Startups 2014 team Collaplan:

Collaplan (f.k.a. OurNeighborhood) helps architects, construction developers and cities collaborate with building and neighborhood end users.

Collaplan has launched as closed beta. Collaplan helps Valeria Gryada, a service designer responsible for developing student driven learning spaces at Aalto University, to communicate with her end users. These end users are students and university staff who will use a new Learning Hub space that is being developed to the campus. Valeria says that:

“Collaplan helps me to communicate design proposals to a big group of end users in an efficient way. With Collaplan all stakeholders have the chance to see and discuss the same material in real time without having to organise a physical meeting. As all stakeholders see all comments in the same place, the chance for contradictions and misunderstandings decrease.”

– Valeria Gryada, Service Designer at Aalto University

The Learning Hub project has been one of the first real-life use cases for Collaplan and the results are promising not only from the designers/project managers point of view. The end users describe Collaplan as “simple, clear and easy-to-use”. We are happy to continue our collaboration with Valeria and enable the efficient creation of user-centered learning spaces at Aalto University.

Long Term Customer Agreement with Setlementtiasunnot Oy

Collaplan will be used as a collaboration platform for Finnish housing developer Setlementtiasunnot Oy’s new project. Setlementtiasunnot Oy plans to develop a intergenerational city block to Joensuu, Finland during the next few years. Starting in January 2015, Collaplan will be used as a centralized communication tool between different project stakeholders throughout the project. Setlementtiasunnot Oy’s CEO Kimmo Rönkä says that:

“Collaplan is a very promising tool for making collaborative construction project development more efficient, more engaging as well as more creative. We believe that Collaplan will make our project better and that is why we have made a commitment to use it throughout the project”.

– Kimmo Rönkä, CEO at Setlementtiasunnot Oy

Public Launch Next Year

Collaplan is running as closed beta. As it looks now, our public launch will be sometime in early 2015. We appreciate your patience and look forward to launch publicly as soon as possible. If you’re interested in having a sneak peek on what we are doing, don’t hesitate to contact us directly. We’d be happy to invite you as a beta user and see how Collaplan can help you in making collaborative planning for the built environment more efficient!
Happy Holidays!

We know it’s busy times and appreciate that you’ve taken the time to read the whole newsletter 😉 The Collaplan team wishes you happy holidays and a great new year!

All the best,
Joakim & Rajeev / Collaplan

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