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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
Dr. Riina Vuorikari contributes to research and policy support in the field of "Human Capital and Employment". Her work focuses on Digital Competence for Citizens (update 2.2), teacher professional learning and she enjoys dealing with issues related to the adoption of new technologies and innovation in education and training.
Riina joined the European Commission's in-house science service JRC in July 2013. She has degrees in education (M.Ed in 1998 in Finland) and hypermedia (DEA in 1999 in France). Her PhD, which was completed in 2009, is from the Dutch research school for Information and Knowledge Systems. Since 1999, she has worked in the field with new technologies and teaching. Before joining the JRC in Sevilla, she worked as a Project Manager and Research Analyst through her consultancy in Finland. Many of her clients were based in Brussels, including educational organisations such as European Schoolnet and the Flemish Ministry of Education.
She is a member of the programme committees for conferences (e.g. International Conference on Web-based Learning, IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, International Conference on Computers in Education) and for various workshops. She is also an invited to speak at events in the field of education (e.g. eTwinning) and a reviewer for research journals (e.g. Computers in Human Behaviour; IEEE Transactions on Education; IEEE MultiMedia, Computers & Education; Computer Journal; and International Journal of Learning Technology).