EMINENT 2009 speakers: Riina Vuorikari
Riina Vuorikari has been working as a researcher at European Schoolnet (EUN) since 2000.
She deals with a wide variety of issues ranging from learning resources, web 2.0 issues like tagging and social networks to e-learning interoperability and metadata.
She has been involved in a number of EC-founded projects, has authored several Insight Special Reports, and reported on the e-learning interoperability issues on Insight, Observatory for new technologies and education. She works with e-learning policy-makers, teachers, technologists and researchers alike.
She has degrees in education (MEd) and hypermedia (DEA), and currently pursues her PhD in learning technologies in CELSTEC, Open University of the Netherlands. Her topic deals with how social information retrieval methods can be used to discover multilingual learning resources.
She co-chairs the workshop on Social Information Retrieval for Technology Enhanced Learning (SIRTEL) and contributes to the field through her research, but also as an invited speaker and expert.