Tallinn University School of Digital Technologies is an academic unit of Tallinn University that conducts studies on the three levels of higher education, continuing education and research, development and creative activities in the following study areas:
Technology Enhanced Learning focuses on planning, modelling and designing new learning systems with the help of technology. This study area is characterised by interdisciplinarity, connecting informatics (education technologies, human-computer interaction, social and semantic technology), educational sciences (teacher education, study programme development and competence-based education) with applied cognitive psychology, which in turn helps us see the big picture in such social-technical systems in constant dynamic change and development.
Head of Study Area: Kai Pata, Senior Research Fellow in Educational Technology
Telephone: +372 640 9355
Information Sciences focuses on promoting the research, development and studies in information management, information behaviour, digital competences, digital libraries, digital humanities, digital cultural heritage, electronic publishing and electronic document and archive management. The goal of this area is to enhance and develop study programmes that would help Estonian and foreign students to obtain a degree based on information sciences on all levels that would be on a high level, internationally competitive and would serve the needs of the society. According to negotiations between the Ministry of Education and Research and Estonian Universities, the Information Sciences academic field is co-responsible for developing the area of information sciences in Estonia. The mission of this academic field is to support the sustainable development on Estonia through helping information science professionals and researchers, applying research, societal thought exchange and promoting academic partnerships.
Head of Study Area: Sirje Virkus, professor
Telephone: +372 619 9582
Human-Computer Interaction sees interaction design as the main way of enhancing life through research, design and technology. Our work focuses on developing knowledge, skills and technology to help researchers, designers and developers to reach their goals. Various ways and levels of understanding people, design processes and technology are vital to us.
Head of Study Area: David Lamas, professor of HCI
The study area of applied informatics focuses on the problems of introducing IT studies in higher education and applying IT resources in non-IT fields. IT studies encompass both IT and non-IT specialities and works on developing study programmes, as well as analysing and ensuring the quality of the study process (incl. collaborating with alumni and companies).
Head of Study Area: Peeter Normak, professor
Telephone: +372 640 9423