Learning Environments research group
LeGroup – Media Lab Helsinki – Aalto University

– theory-based, design-oriented –
Media Lab Helsinki
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture

The Learning Environments Research Group (short name: LeGroup) is involved in research, design and development of New Media tools, as well as their use and application, in the field of learning. It is led by Prof. Teemu Leinonen.

The group’s approach to research and design of New Media and learning is theory-based but design-oriented. This means that besides the academic research papers the outcomes of the group are often software systems, software prototypes, applications and scenarios.

The group’s works are based on the social constructivist theory that sees learning as a participation in social processes of knowledge construction. The members of the group come from very different backgrounds covering education, computer science and design, but they all share the same pedagogical thinking