Dr. Teemu Leinonen is an Associate Professor of New Media Design and Learning at the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. Teemu holds over two decades of experience in the field of research and development of web-based learning. In 1997-1998 he worked as a researcher in the Digital Media Institute at the Tampere University of Technology developing a learning environment for secondary education. Since 1998 Teemu has led the Learning Environments’ research group of the Media Lab Helsinki at the Aalto University.
Teemu conducts research, design, and publishes in different forums. He has published two books, over ten peer-reviewed or invited book chapters, over twenty peer-reviewed scientific articles in journals and conferences and more than fifteen software prototypes. Furthermore, Teemu has served as a member of program committee, reviewer or jury member in over twenty international conferences and festivals.
Teemu is a well-known advocate of open source / free software in education, free knowledge and open education. He has delivered number of keynotes and invited lectures in conferences in all the six continents except Antarctica (please invite me!), has given in-service courses for teachers and carried out consulting and concept design for school, universities and ICT and media companies.