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is an educational futurist, a computer scientist and an expert on digitalization. He also has a background in learning psychology and in pedagogy.
He has worked long-time as a researcher and developer of eLearning, and he has created new innovative concepts, pedagogical practices and pedagogical design methods that are widely used in the Finnish education system.
The objects of research and development have included leadership, digital transformation in education, phenomenon-based learning, learning process based teaching, methods of producing digital learning materials and cognitive tools, innovative digital learning environments and PLEs, as well as technological and pedagogical solutions for mobile learning. The research and development have taken place both in the business and public sector as well as in the research sector.
Silander has led the digitalization strategy process of the Helsinki city school district (including around 120 schools), a systemic development process of new digital learning and teaching culture. Currently, he is responsible for developing AI and data analytics for education and the Smart Schools – the schools of the future.