Presentations and Publications

Current research area summary



Gregory, S., Reiners, T., Wood., L. C., Teras, H., Teras, M., & Henderson, M. (in press). Gamification and digital games-based learning in the classroom. In M. Henderson & G. Romeo (Eds.), Teaching and Digital Technologies: Big Issues and Critical Questions (pp. 127–141). Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.

Teräs, H., Leppisaari, I., Teräs, M., & Herrington, J. (2014). Learning cultures and multiculturalism: Authentic e- learning designs. In T. Issa, P. Isaias & P. Kommers (Eds.) Multicultural Awareness and Technology in Higher Education: Global Perspectives (pp. 197-217). IGI-Global.

Teräs, H., Teräs, M., & Reiners, T. (2014). Giving virtual world learning a pedagogical boost with a gamified authentic learning design. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2014 (pp. 1688-1693). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Reiners, T., Teräs, H., Chang, V., Wood, L. C., Gregory, S., Gibson, D., Petter , N., & Teräs, M. (2014). Authentic, immersive, and emotional experience in virtual learning environments: The fear of dying as an important learning experience in a simulation. In Transformative, innovative and engaging. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Teaching Learning Forum, 30-31 January 2014. Perth: The University of Western Australia.

Teräs, H., Leppisaari, I., Teräs, M. & Herrington, J. (2012). Facilitating the development of multicultural learning communities through authentic e-learning. In Kommers, P., Issa, T. & Isaias, P. (Eds.), Proceedings of IADIS International Conference on International Higher Education (IHE 2012) (pp. 29-36).

Teräs, H., Teräs, M. & Herrington, J. (2012). A reality check: Taking authentic e-learning from design to implementation. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2012 (pp. 2219-2228). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Retrieved from

Teräs, H. & Teräs, M. (2012). Developing Future Faculty Through Learning for Innovation. Proceedings of 5th Conference on e-Learning Excellence in the Middle East (pp. 455-466). Retrieved from

Teräs, M. & Teräs, H. (2011). Huge Possibilities and Tiny Obstacles of Higher Education and Business Collaboration. In S. Barton et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2011 (pp. 1021-1025). AACE. Retrieved from

Teräs, H. & Teräs, M. (2010). 21st Century Professional Development – Bridging the Gap Between Higher Education and Working Life. In J. Sanchez & K. Zhang (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2010 (pp. 836-843). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Retrieved from

Teräs, H., Myllylä, M. & Teräs, M. (2011). Empowering teachers to meet the digital native learners. In International E-Learning Conference. Access draft from


Interactive Technology in Education 2012: “Onko Google autenttinen oppimisympäristö – ja mitä sitten?” (Is Google authentic learning environment – and so what?)

Going Global 2011 conference, Hong Kong. Download the PDF (553 kB)


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