About

The aim of the APOA project is to study and pilot the use of learning analytics in the Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) in Finland. The project is funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. The project consists of 11 Finnish higher education partner institutions.

Find the project publications under the Julkaisut page, or in APOA ResearchGate page at https://www.researchgate.net/project/The-APOA-project-Learning-Analytics-in-the-Finnish-Universities-of-Applied-Sciences

The project has 4 subsections:

  1. To engage the users of learning analytics (the pedagogical perspective). This is divided into two sections, 1a) understanding the perspective of the learners and 1b) the perspective of the teaching staff.
  2. To develop digital learning analytics environments. This section includes piloting existing systems and interfaces and developing visualisation solutions.
  3. Pilot projects. Selection, execution and evaluation of selected pilot projects.
  4. Recommendations. Dissemination of tested practices; conclusions and recommendations.

The APOA project has five main level aims:

  1. To research what kind of data the learners, educators and guidance staff who who utilize learning analytics need
  2. Based on these needs, to pilot and develop the used digital environments in the universities of applied sciences
  3. To pilot and evaluate the pedagogical processes that use learning analytics in different UASs
  4. To create recommendations and policies for the effective and ethical use of learning analytics in the UASs
  5. To up-skill UAS staff in the advanced use of learning analytics

Project Partners:

Tampere University of Applied Sciences
Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
Häme University of Applied Sciences HAMK
JAMK University of Applied Sciences
Satakunta University of Applied Sciences
Savonia University of Applied Sciences
Karelia University of Applied Sciences
Oulu University of Applied Sciences
Lapland University of Applied Sciences
Centria University of Applied Sciences
University of Turku

Contact

Project Lead (Tampere University of Applied Sciences)

Dr Hanna Teräs (PhD)
hanna.teras(at)tamk.fi

Project Manager (Tampere University of Applied Sciences)

Ms Annika Latva
annika.latva(at)tamk.fi

Local Project Managers

Project Manager (Centria University of Applied Sciences)
Ms Riina Kleimola
riina.kleimola(at)centria.fi

Project Manager (Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences)
Mr Jari Hyrkäs
jari.hyrkas(at)haaga-helia.fi

Project Manager (Häme University of Applied Sciences)
Mr Henry Paananen
henry.paananen(at)hamk.fi

Project Manager (JAMK University of Applied Sciences)
Mr Santtu Hartikainen
santtu.hartikainen(at)jamk.fi

Project Manager (Karelia University of Applied Sciences)
Mr Anssi Gröhn
anssi.grohn(at)karelia.fi

Project Manager (Lapland University of Applied Sciences)
Ms Anu Pruikkonen
anu.pruikkonen(at)lapinamk.fi

Project Manager (Oulu University of Applied Sciences)
Mr Jukka Kurttila
jukka.kurttila(at)oamk.fi

Project Manager (Satakunta University of Applied Sciences)
Ms Katja Lempinen
katja.lempinen(at)samk.fi

Project Manager (Savonia University of Applied Sciences)
Ms Aija Hietanen
aija.hietanen(at)savonia.fi

Project Manager (University of Turku)
Mr Erkki Kaila
erkki.kaila(at)utu.fi