After the sub-forum, Professor Ruismaki Heikki and Adjunct Professor Ruokonen Inkeri were impressed by and very interested in Shenzhen Qianhai Harbor School that implementing Maker Culture in teaching and learning. On October 26, they visited Harbor School especially and had an expectation of building partnership with the school. In addition, on October 26, Professor Niemi Hannele, researcher Vivitsou Marianna, and researcher NIU Jenny from University of Helsinki were in the company of Dr. LI Baoping visited Beijing First Normal Primary School and discussed how to apply digital storytelling in the school.
On October 27, Dr. Auvinen Tapio from Aalto University visited AICFE and had an academic exchange meeting with Dr. LI Baoping, Director Tom Tang, Dr. CHEN Yang, Dr. CUI Wei, Dr. LU Yu, Dr. WANG Jiaxi, Dr. XI Yang, Ada Ma, Jessie Song, and Sylvia Gao. Dr. Auvinen Tapio represented LeTech research group to visit AICFE. The leader of LeTech research group is Senior Lecturer Korhonen Ari, he is also the director of Sino-Finnish Education ICT Center (Finland). Dr. Auvinen elaborated his presentation in Zhuhai. His team analyzes students' behavior and interactions with the electronic learning material in order to give them automated personal feedback on their misconceptions or study habits (e.g. procrastination, ineffective learning strategies). They also evaluate new methods such as gamification to motivate students in online learning environments. AICFE shares the same research interests with LeTech. Dr. Auvinen claimed that AICFE and LeTech might conduct joint study or some researchers from Aalto University might come to China do research at AICFE.
Picture 3: Attendees of the academic exchange meeting took a picture together