Spreading Knowledge

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This page provides links to articles, publications, podcasts and theses related to Aalto Online Learning, our pilots, and various online learning methods. Want to learn more? See the publications below.

Research Papers

Designing Digital Higher Education: Case Aalto Online Learning

In European Journal of Higher Education IT (EJHEIT), European University Information Systems (EUNIS), 2020. (accepted, to appear, in press). Our paper was awarded the EUNIS Dørup E-learning Award 2020 – [read more…]

Tomi Kauppinen, Yulia Guseva and Sara Gottshalk

Designing Games as Playable Concepts: Five Design Values for Tiny Embedded Educational Games

In Proceedings of DiGRA 2020 conference, the Digital Games Research Association, Tampere, Finland, June 2020.

Annakaisa Kultima, Christina Lassheikki, Solip Park and Tomi Kauppinen

Two studio setups: one with the white screen and the other with close-up of a videocamera.

Learning in the Era of Online Videos: How to Improve Teachers’ Competencies of Producing Educational Videos

In proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’18), Valencia, Spain, June 20-22, 2018.

Yulia Guseva and Tomi Kauppinen

Around the world in 36 hours – understanding the dynamics of the global product design relay marathon

In Proceedings of 45th SEFI Annual Conference 2017 – Education Excellence For Sustainability, 2017.

Tiina Tuulos, Tomi Kauppinen, Lucas Rafael Ivorra Peñafort, Diana Isabel Riveros Ospina

Aalto Online Learning – a pathway to reforming education at the Aalto University

In Proceedings of EUNIS 23rd Annual Congress (EUNIS2017) – Shaping the Digital Future of Universities, pp. 212–221. Münster, Germany.

Tomi Kauppinen and Lauri Malmi

Supporting understanding of students’ learning via visual self-assessment

In Proceedings of EUNIS 2018 – Coming of Age in the Digital World, 2018.

Ville Kivimäki, Joonas Pesonen, Jani Romanoff, Heikki Remes and Tomi Kauppinen

Transforming the learning and educational culture at a university

In proceedings of the 46th SEFI Annual Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, September 17-21, 2018.

Lauri Malmi, Tomi Kauppinen, Kirsti Keltikangas, Päivi Kinnunen


We have actively produced, created or been involved in a number of podcasts, including the following ones:

Tomi on Information visualisation: the roles of stories, time, space and theme

Cloud Reachers Extra on Asynchronous vs. Synchronous learning with Tomi Kauppinen and Yulia Guseva

Cloud Reachers podcast Season 2, listen the 10 episodes via SoundCloud.

Cloud Reachers podcast full Season 1 with 10 episodes are released in Spotify, Apple Podcasts and SoundCloud.

Here also direct links to Cloud Reachers Season 1 episodes in SoundCloud:

Tomi Kauppinen has also been guest in the following podcasts:


Interviews about podcasts:


Raising awareness and involvement through communication media and marketing – case Aalto Online Learning

Melissa Linko, 2019