Research activities of the Centre for Educational Technology are tightly related with five academic fields of School of Digital Technologies and centre for excellences of other schools of TLU:

Applied Informatics

The academic field of applied informatics focuses on the problems of introducing IT studies in higher education and applying IT resources in non-IT fields. IT studies encompass both IT and non-IT specialities and works on developing study programmes, as well as analysing and ensuring the quality of the study process (incl. collaborating with alumni and companies). Related curricula: Informatics (BA), Information Technology Management (MA) and Information Society Technologies (PhD)

Head of Academic field: Peeter Normak, professor
Telephone: +372 640 9423
Location: A445

Digital Learning Ecosystems

Digital Learning Ecosystems focuses on planning, modelling and designing new learning systems with the support of technology. This academic field is characterised by interdisciplinarity, connecting informatics (education technologies, human-computer interaction, social and semantic technology), educational sciences (teacher education, curriculum development and competence-based education) with applied cognitive psychology, which in turn helps us see the big picture in such social-technical systems in constant dynamic change and development. Related curricula: Educational Technology (MA) and Digital Learning Games (MA)

Head of Academic field: Kai Pata, senior researcher
Telephone: +372 640 9355
Location: A317

Human-Computer Interaction

Human-Computer Interaction sees interaction design as the main way of enhancing life through research, design and technology. Our work focuses on developing knowledge, skills and technology to help researchers, designers and developers to reach their goals. Various ways and levels of understanding people, design processes and technology are vital to us. Related curricula: Human-Computer Interaction (MA)

Head of Academic field: David Lamas, professor of Human-Computer Interaction
Location: A422

Information Sciences

Information Sciences focuses on promoting the research, development and studies in information management, information behaviour, digital competences, digital libraries, digital humanities, digital cultural heritage, electronic publishing and electronic document and archive management. The goal of this field is to enhance and develop study programmes that would help Estonian and foreign students to obtain a degree based on information sciences on all levels that would be on a high level, internationally competitive and would serve the needs of the society. According to negotiations between the Ministry of Education and Research and Estonian Universities, the Information Sciences academic field is co-responsible for developing the area of information sciences in Estonia. The mission of this academic field is to support the sustainable development on Estonia through helping information science professionals and researchers, applying research, societal thought exchange and promoting academic partnerships. Related curricula: Information sciences (BA), Information sciences (MA) and Information- and communication sciences (PhD)

Head of Academic field: Sirje Virkus, professor of Information Sciences
Telephone: +372 619 9582
Location: S308

Mathmatics and Didactics of Mathematics

This academic field works with topological algebra, summarising methods and convergence of functions. Academic field contributes to the development of teacher education in the field of mathmatics. Related curricula: Mathematics (BA) and Teacher of mathematics (MA)

Head of Academic field: Madis Lepik, Associate Professor of Didactics of Mathematics
Telephone: +372 640 9429
Location: A415

Ongoing projects