Hämäläinen Raija, Professori / Professor

Hämäläinen Raija, Professori / Professor
RUU A334

KT, Dosentti, Associate Editor of Educational Research Review


A Full Professor Raija Hämäläinen works in the field of technology-enhanced learning at the Center for Research for Learning and Teaching at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Belonging to the elite or the top 5% in the world, JYU research center is among the leading European research groups in learning and teaching. Hämäläinen's research interests include collaboration and creativity at the technology-enhanced learning settings, workplace-learning, and teacher-student interaction. She has participated in one publication that has defined the research area of collaboration scripts, and it has become one of the standard references in such an area. Hämäläinen has been the principal investigator / leader of several research projects related to technology-enhanced learning. She has designed a long-term research line that focuses on designing and investigating new learning environments for future educational efforts. Hämäläinen's work has been based on active international collaboration. In practice, her international collaboration efforts include, for example, visits to international research groups and joint high-level publishing Hämäläinen's recent publications include articles, for example, in Computers & Education, British Journal of Educational Technology, The Internet and Higher Education, International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning and Educational Research Review. She is an associate editor of Educational Research Review (5-Year Impact Factor: 5.655). 


  • Yhteisöllinen oppiminen; 2000-luvun taidot; pro gradu -tutkielmaopinnot; jatko-opintojen ohjaus


  • Teknologian oppimis- ja opetuskäyttö, yhteisöllinen oppiminen, opettajan rooli, ammatillinen osaaminen



  • Hämäläinen, R., De Wever, B., Nissinen, K., & Cincinnato, S. (2019). What makes the difference - PIAAC as a resource for understanding the problem-solving skills of Europe's higher-education adults. Computers & Education. 129. 27-36.
  • Heinonen, K., Jääskelä, P., Häkkinen, P., Isomäki, H., & Hämäläinen, R. (2019). University Teachers as Developers of Technology-Enhanced Teaching—Do Beliefs Matter? Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 1-17.
  • Hämäläinen, R., De Wever, B., Waaramaa, T., Laukkanen, A-M., & Lämsä, J. (2018). It’s Not Only What You Say, But How You Say It: Investigating the Potential of Prosodic Analysis as a Method to Study Teacher’s Talk. 6(3) Frontline Learning Research. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14786/flr.v6i3.371
  • Schwendimann, B., De Wever, B., Hämäläinen, R. & Cattaneo, A. (2018). The State-of-the-Art of Collaborative Technologies for Initial Vocational Education: A Systematic Literature Review. International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training. 5(1), 19-40. DOI: 10.13152/IJRVET.5.1.2
  • Lämsä, J., Hämäläinen, R., Aro, M., Koskimaa, R. & Äyrämö, S-M. (2018). Games for enhancing basic reading and maths skills: A systematic review of educational game design in supporting learning by people with learning disabilities. 49(4), 596-607. The British Journal of Educational Technology. 
  • Vähäsantanen, K. & Hämäläinen, R. (2018). Professional identity in relation to vocational teachers’ work – An identity-centred approach to professional development. Learning: Research and Practice. 1-19.
  • Lämsä, J., Hämäläinen, R., Koskinen, P. & Viiri, J. (2018). Visualising the Temporal Aspects of Collaborative Inquiry-Based Learning Processes in Technology-Enhanced Physics Learning. International Journal of Science Education. 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1080/09500693.2018.1506594
  • Hämäläinen, R. H., Niilo-Rämä, M., Lainema, T., & Oksanen, K. (2018). How to Raise Different Game Collaboration Activities: The Association Between Game Mechanics, Players’ Roles and Collaboration Processes. Simulation & Gaming, 49(1), 50-71. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1046878117752470
  • Koskinen, P., Lämsä, J., Maunuksela, J., Hämäläinen, R. & Viiri, J. (2018). Primetime Learning: Collaborative and Technology-Enhanced Studying with Genuine Teacher Presence. International Journal of STEM Education. 20(5), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40594-018-0113-8
  • Hämäläinen, R., De Wever, B., Nissinen, K. & Cincinnato, S. (2017). Understanding adults’ strong problem-solving skills based on PIAAC. Journal of Workplace Learning. 29(7/8), 537-553.
  • Hämäläinen, R. Kiili, C & Smith, B. (2017). Orchestrating 21st Century Learning in Higher Education: A Perspective on Student Voice. The British Journal of Educational Technology. 48(5), 1106–1118. DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12533
  • Hämäläinen, R., De Wever, B., Malin, A. & Cincinnato, S. (2015). Education and working life: VET adults’ problem-solving skills in technology-rich environments. Computers & Education, 88, 38-47. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2015.04.013
  • Laine, K., & Hämäläinen, R. (2015). Collaborative business planning in initial vocational education and training. Journal of Vocational Education & Training, 67(4), 497-514.
  • Hämäläinen, R. & Cattaneo, A. (2015). New TEL Environments for Vocational Education - Teacher's Instructional Perspective. Vocations and Learning: Studies in vocational and professional education. 8(2),135-157. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12186-015-9128-1 
  • De Wever, B., Hämäläinen, R., Voet, M. & Gielen, M. (2015). A wiki task for first-year university students: The effect of scripting students' collaboration. The Internet and Higher Education. 25, 37–44. doi:10.1016/j.iheduc.2014.12.002
  • Hämäläinen, R. & Laine, K. (2015). Classroom Orchestration: Balancing between Personal and Collaborative Learning Processes. International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE) 5(3). DOI: 10.4018/IJVPLE.2014070103
  • Hämäläinen, R., Cincinnato, S., Malin, A. & De Wever, B. (2014). VET workers’ problem-solving skills in technology-rich environments: European approach. International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 1(1), 57-80. http://www.ijrvet.net/index.php/IJRVET/article/view/18
  • Tynjälä, P., Häkkinen, P. & Hämäläinen R., (2014). TEL@work - towards integration of theory and practice. British Journal of Educational Technology. 45(6), 990-1000. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bjet.12164/pdf
  • Hämäläinen, R. & Oksanen, K. (2014). Collaborative 3D learning games for future learning: teachers’ instructional practices to enhance shared knowledge construction among students. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 23 (1), 81-101. doi:10.1080/1475939X.2013.838451
  • Oksanen, K. & Hämäläinen, R. (2014). Game Mechanics in the Design of a Collaborative 3D Serious Game. Simulation & Gaming, 45(2), 255-278. DOI: 10.1177/1046878114530799
  • Hämäläinen, R. & De Wever, B. (2013). Vocational education approach: New TEL settings—new prospects for teachers' instructional activities? International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning. 8(3), (271-291). http://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs11412-013-9176-1.pdf
  • Oksanen, K. & Hämäläinen, R. (2013). Perceived Sociability and Social Presence in a Collaborative Serious Game. International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 3(1), 34-50. http://www.igi-global.com/gateway/article/full-text-pdf/77314
  • Hämäläinen, R. & Oksanen, K. (2012). Challenge Of Supporting Vocational Learning: Empowering Collaboration In A Scripted 3D Game – How Does Teachers’ Real-Time Orchestration Make A Difference? Computers & Education, 59(2), (281–293). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2012.01.002
  • Hämäläinen, R. (2012). Methodological Reflections: Designing and Understanding Computer-supported Collaborative Learning. Teaching in Higher Education. 17(5), (603-614). http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13562517.2012.658556
  • Häkkinen, P. & Hämäläinen, R. (2012). Shared and personal learning spaces: Challenges for pedagogical design. The Internet and Higher Education. 15(4), (231–236). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.iheduc.2011.09.001
  • Hämäläinen, R. & Vähäsantanen, K. (2011). Theoretical and pedagogical perspectives on orchestrating creativity and collaborative learning. Educational Research Review, 6(3), 169–184. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.edurev.2011.08.001
  • Hämäläinen, R. (2011). Using a game environment to foster collaborative learning: a design-based study. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 20(1), (61 - 78). http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1475939X.2011.554010
  • Hämäläinen, R. & Häkkinen, P. (2010). Teachers’ instructional planning for computer-supported collaborative learning: Macro-scripts as a pedagogical method to facilitate collaborative learning. Teaching and Teacher Education, 26(4), (871-877). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2009.10.025
  • Bluemink, J., Hämäläinen, R., Manninen, T., & Järvelä, S. (2010). Group-level analysis on multiplayer-game collaboration: How do the individuals shape the group interaction? Journal of Interactive Learning Environments, 18(4), (365 - 383). http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10494820802602444
  • Hämäläinen, R. & Arvaja, M. (2009). Scripted collaboration and group-based variations in a higher education CSCL context. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 53(1), (1-16). http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00313830802628281#tabModule
  • Hämäläinen, R. (2008). Designing and evaluating collaboration in a virtual game environment for vocational learning. Computers & Education, 50(1), (98-109). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2006.04.001
  • Hämäläinen, R., Oksanen, K. & Häkkinen, P. (2008). Designing and analyzing collaboration in a scripted game for vocational education. Computers in Human Behavior, 24(6), (2496-2506). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2008.03.010
  • Hämäläinen, R. & Oksanen, K. (2008). Vaiheistettu yhteisöllinen 3D peliympäristö ammatillisen oppimisen työvälineenä. Ammattikasvatuksen aikakausikirja. 10(1), 29-39.
  • Dillenbourg P., Häkkinen, P, Hämäläinen, R., Kobbe, L., Weinberger, A., Fischer, F. & Harrer, A., (2007). Structurer l'apprentissage collaboratif au moyen d'environnements informatiques. Revue Education et Formation, 286, (45-50). http://ute2.umh.ac.be/revues/data/e-286/e286_0712-5.pdf
  • Kobbe, L., Weinberger, A., Dillenbourg, P., Harrer, A., Hämäläinen, R., Häkkinen, P. & Fischer, F. (2007). Specifying computer-supported collaboration scripts. International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2(2/3), (211-224). http://www.springerlink.com/content/6286w8235q818664/
  • Hämäläinen, R. Manninen, T. Järvelä, S. & Häkkinen, P. (2006). Learning to Collaborate: Designing Collaboration in a 3-D Game Environment. The Internet and Higher Education, 9(1), (47-61). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.iheduc.2005.12.004


  • Hämäläinen, R., Lanz, M., & Koskinen, K. T. (2018). Collaborative Systems and Environments for Future Working Life: Towards the Integration of Workers, Systems and Manufacturing Environments. In The Impact of Digitalization in the Workplace (pp. 25-38). Springer, Cham.
  • Oksanen, K., Lainema, T., & Hämäläinen, R. (2016). Learning from Social Collaboration : A Paradigm Shift in Evaluating Game-Based Learning. In R. Zheng, & M. K. Gardner (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Serious Games for Educational Applications (pp. 41-65). IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-0513-6.ch003
  • Oksanen, K. & Hämäläinen, R. (2013). Supporting and facilitating collaborative learning in serious games. In C. Vaz de Carvalho & P. Escudeiro (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Games-Based Learning. (pp. 683-690). UK: Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited.
  • Oksanen, K., & Hämäläinen, R. (2012). Collaborative Serious Game as a Sociable Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Environment. In P. Felicia (Ed.), Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Games-Based Learning (pp. 364-371). UK: Academic Publishing International Limited.
  • Hämäläinen R. & Oksanen K., (2011). Designing, orchestrating and evaluating inter-professional collaboration in a scripted 3D learning space for vocational education. In H. Spada, G. Stahl, N. Miyake, &, N. Law (Eds.), Connecting computer-supported collaborative learning to policy and practice: CSCL2011 conference proceedings. Volume II. (pp.631-635). International Society of the Learning Sciences.

  • Kollar, I., Hämäläinen, R., Evans, M., De Wever, B., & Perrotta, C. (2011). Orchestrating CSCL – More than a metaphor? In H. Spada, G. Stahl, N. Miyake, &, N. Law (Eds.), Connecting computer-supported collaborative learning to policy and practice: CSCL2011 conference proceedings. Volume II. (pp. 946-947). International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Oksanen, K. & Hämäläinen, R. (2011). Assessing Game Experiences Caused by Educational Collaborative Game. In D. Gouscos & M. Meimaris (Eds.), Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Games-Based Learning. (pp. 431-439). UK: Academic Publishing Limited.
  • Hämäläinen, R. (2010). Different Groups Challenge Pedagogical Design in a Higher Education. In M.L. Albertson (Ed.), Developments in Higher Education. (pp. 81-99). New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Valleala, U., Arvaja, M. & Hämäläinen, R. (2010). Towards research based online collaborative learning. In L. Chova, D. Belenguer & I. Torres (Eds.), Proceedings of EDULEARN 10 Conference 5th - 7th July 2010 Barcelona Spain Valencia, Spain: International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED). (pp. 5276 - 5285).
  • Oksanen, K., Hämäläinen, R., Mannila, B. & Manninen, T. (2010). Designing and Investigating Game Tasks for Supporting Collaborative Learning. In B. Meyer (Ed.), Proceeding of the 4th European Conference on Games-Based Learning. UK : Academic Publishing Limited. 291-298.
  • Häkkinen, P., Arvaja, M., Hämäläinen, R. & Pöysä, J. (2010). Scripting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning: A Review of SCORE Studies. In B. Ertl (Eds.), E-Collaborative Knowledge Construction: Learning from Computer-Supported and Virtual Environments. (pp.180-194). IGI Global.
  • Arvaja, M., Hämäläinen, R., & Rasku-Puttonen, H. (2009). Challenges for the teacher's role in promoting productive knowledge construction in computer-supported collaborative learning contexts. In J. O. Lindberg & A. D. Olofsson (Eds.) Online Learning Communities and Teacher Professional Development: Methods for Improved Education Delivery (pp. 263-280). Hersey: IGI Global.
  • Hämäläinen, R. & Mannila, B. (2009). Collaborative 3D Games as Today’s Innovations for Learning. In H. Isomäki, P. Häkkinen & J. Viteli (Eds.), Future Educational Technologies. (pp. 59-73). Jyväskylä: Jyväskylä University Press.
  • Arvaja, M. & Hämäläinen, R. (2008). Collaborative knowledge construction during structured tasks in an online course at higher education context. In G. Ollington (Ed.) Teachers and teaching: Strategies, innovations and problem solving (pp. 359-376). New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Hämäläinen, R. (2007). Designing pedagogical models to support collaboration in higher education contexts. In Global Issues in Higher Education (Ed.) P. B. Richards.(pp.195-213). New York: Nova science publishers.
  • Hämäläinen, R. (2006). Scripting collaborative learning in two different virtual game environment. In Emerging Practices in Educational Technology (Eds.) J. Enkenberg, M.B. Kenz, O. Hatakka. (13-28).
  • Hämäläinen, R., Häkkinen, P., Järvelä, S. & Manninen, T. (2005). Computer-Supported Collaboration in a Scripted 3-D Game Environment. In T. Koschmann, D. Suthers, & T. -W. Chan (Eds.), Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 2005: The Next 10 Years (pp.504-508). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • Hämäläinen, R. (2005). Scripted game environment as an aid in vocational learning concerning surface treatment. In Ruokamo, Hyvönen, Lehtonen & Tella (Eds.) Teaching-Studying-Learning (TSL) Processes and Mobile Technologies; Multi-,Inter-,and Transdisciplinary (MIT) Research Approaches (pp.115-122). (Best paper award)
  • Hämäläinen, R. (2003). Integrating ICT in elementary school education; A Tour Around the World. In UNESCO Conference on Intercultural Education. Teaching and Learning for Intercultural Understading, Human Rights and a Culture of Peace. Conference Proceedings. UNESCO Conference on Intercultural Education. CD 2/2003 Lasonen Johanna, Lestinen Leena (eds.)