Promoting Algorithmic Literacy in Indo-Finnish contexts: Talks by Umakant Soni and Eva Durall

We hosted our first Indo-Finnish collaborative session on the 2nd September.

We had have talks and discussions led by –
Umakant Soni, CEO of ARTPARK, a nonprofit organisation based in India which promotes technology innovations in AI & Robotics.
Eva Durall from the INTERACT research group at Oulu University on “Sustainable Entrepreneurship Education meets AI: An exploration into children’s imaginaries”.

A recording of the session can be found here:
https://aalto.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=4776df8d-d7bf-43da-9e5b-af0400d00ba7

Promoting Critical, Playful and Inclusive Algorithmic Literacy and Digital Citizenship among Young Learners

The project Promoting Critical, Playful and Inclusive Algorithmic Literacy and Digital Citizenship among Young Learners explores how new forms of digital pedagogy and participatory engagement with algorithmic and data-centric concepts and technologies can promote critical, playful, and inclusive digital citizenship and algorithmic literacy among young learners.

The project is a transnational collaboration between researchers at Aalto University, University of Oulu, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design and Technology  and ARTPARK. The project will support collaborative research and exchange using two doctoral researchers based at Aalto University and at IISC, Bangalore (co-funded by the ARTPARK), with fieldwork, mutual visits, workshops, and pilot educational and participatory design programs hosted in Finland and India over a two-year period. Outcomes of the pilot project will inform recommendations for best practices, novel curricula, and scaled-up programs that promote algorithmic literacy and digital citizenship among young learners in Finland and India.

Promoting Critical, Playful and Inclusive Algorithmic Literacy and Digital Citizenship among Young Learners is seed-funded as part of the India Pilot initiative from the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. Aalto is coordinating the India Pilot Network FICORE (Finnish Indian Consortia for Research and Education) which involves 38 higher education institutions from Finland and India.

For more information about the collaboration between Aalto and ARTPARK read ARTPARK Foundation India to partner with Aalto University in co-creating digital citizenship | Aalto University