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Prof. Seppo J. Sirkemaa, University of Turku, Finland

Dr Seppo Sirkemaa works at Turku School of Economics at the University of Turku. His office is at University Consortium of Pori. Dr Sirkemaa holds a Ph.D. and a master degree in information systems science from the Turku School of Economics and Business Administration. Dr Sirkemaa has worked at various academic positions, as professor of information systems management and as a research professor at Turku School of Economics and Business Administration. Dr Sirkemaa has been the vice director of Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, Pori Unit during 2003–2008. He has acted as professor in Entrepreneurship at University of Turku. Dr Sirkemaa has participated in several national and international research projects. He has also been active with conferences, for example as conference chair of the 14th International Conference on Telework – ITA2009. He has guided numerous thesis projects, including some doctoral theses. He is active reviewer for several scientific academic journals and committee member of international conferences. Dr Sirkemaa has published over 90 academic publications.

Speech Title:Technology in education – changing role

Asbract: Technology is today used widely in different fields and activities, and this is the also the case in education. It is normal to expect that courses, curriculum and education in general takes advantage of modern technology, computers and networks. This has prompted educators to pay attention to the learning environment, and the way technology is used in this context.