Work experience

  • 2014–now    Senior researcher, Tallinn University
  • 2003–2013    Researcher, head of the Centre for Educational Technology, Tallinn University
  • 1998–2002    Lecturer, head of the Centre for Educational Technology ,Tallinn Pedagogical University
  • 1996–1998    Educational technologist, Tallinn Pedagogical University
  • 1992–1996    Headmaster ,Kolga School
  • 1989–1992    Teacher of mathematics and informatics, Kolga School


  • 1998–2013    Ph.D. in Educational Science (educational technology), Tallinn University
  • 1996–1997    M.Sc. in Educational & Training Systems Design, University of Twente
  • 1982–1989    M.Ed., mathematics & physics, Tallinn Teacher Training Institute

Language skills

  • Estonian: mother tongue
  • English: proficient user
  • Finnish: independent user
  • Russian: independent user


  • 2017 JRC/IPTS Seville, DigCompEdu expert on teachers’ digital competence modelling
  • 2016-2017 MoER funded research project: Development of national test on digital competences for 9th and 12th grade students in Estonia
  • 2015-2020 ERA Chair project CEITER (, senior researcher
  • 2014-2015 USAID CEED II project New Informatics Curriculum for Moldovan Schools, external expert
  • 2014-2015 Samsung Digital Turn project (, coordinator
  • 2014-2014 IKTP study on transition from academia to working life in Estonian ICT sector, researcher
  • 2014-2014 MoER funded study on requirements for Estonian digital resource cloud, project manager
  • 2013-2014 IPA project Razvionica in Serbia (, senior ICT expert
  • 2012-2016 FP7 ICT project Learning Layers (, researcher
  • 2012-2015 TEMPUS project INCOMING (, project coordinator
  • 2012 IPTS JRC Seville, member of the expert group on digital competence description
  • 2011 Tender for developing the educational portal for Palestinian schools, expert
  • 2009-2012 FP7 projects S-TEAM and Intelleo, researcher
  • 2009-2012 Targeted research project SF0130159s08: Distributed learning environments, researcher
  • 2007-2008 SALT: developing the national strategy of ICT in Moldavian schools, leader of Estonian expert group
  • 2007-2008 Quality management in Deer Leap teacher training programme in Georgia, leader of Estonian expert group
  • 2006-2008 Interreg project ICT-Cert, institutional coordinator and researcher
  • 2006-2007 Interrreg project Web for Communication and Counceling, institutional coordinator and researcher
  • 2005-2007 ESF project ePortfolio for Teacher Education, leader of software development work package
  • 2005-2007 Socrates Minerva project B-learn, WP leader and team leader in TLU
  • 2005-2008 FP6 IST project Calibrate, team leader in Tallinn University
  • 2005-2008 FP6 IST project iCamp, WG leader, team leader in Tallinn University
  • 2006 Erasmus IP LEARN (summer school in Haapsalu) for 26 PhD students from 15 countries, coordinator
  • 2005-2007 Comenius 2.2 teacher training course COMP@CTIVE in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, team leader and trainer
  • 2005 Erasmus IP LEARN (summer school in Viljandi) for 18 PhD students from 12 countries, coordinator
  • 2005 Training workshops in Thbilisi and Kutaisi by team of 12 Estonian teachers for 150 Georgian teachers, team leader
  • 2004 Developing the national strategy of ICT in Georgian schools: Deer Leap Programme, leader of expert group
  • 2004 Erasmus IP E-learning in Higher Education (international PhD summer school in Viljandi), coordinaator
  • 2004 Phare project Multicultural education in teacher training, instructional designer
  • 2004 Inititating Central-Asian Educational Co-operation Network, consultant
  • 2003-2005 Erasmus CDA project EUDORA, national coordinator
  • 2003-2004 Comenius thematic network COMP@CT, leader of SIG
  • 2003-2004 Establishing the Croatian E-learning Academy, curriculum design expert
  • 2003 IST research project ERNIST (Success factors in Network Building), researcher
  • 2003 Grundtvig project @duline – Tutoring Adults Online, external evaluator
  • 2001 Nordic-Baltic cooperation project NB.Peda.Net and related EU Socrates/Comenius project IPM Tools; researcher.
  • 1998 Phare Tempus project JEP 14128 ‘MSc Programme on Multimedia and Learning Systems Design’, WG leader
  • 1997-99 Nordic-Baltic project ‘Distance Education in Teacher Training’, project manager


  • 2015 Friend of education (nomination), Ministry of Education & Research
  • 2014 National awards in educational sciences, Ministry of Education & Research: the best PhD thesis in 2013 (H.Liimets Award)
  • 2013 Tallinn University’s Open University: Educator of the Year 2013
  • 2010 The most enterpreneurial researcher in Tallinn University
  • 2007 The most enterpreneurial researcher in Tallinn University
  • 2005 The best implementer of the research results in the Tallinn University
  • 2004 The best web site for R&D project in Tallinn Pedagogical University

Staff exchange

  • 2006 three weeks in University of Umea, Sweden
  • 2005 two weeks in Sheffield Hallam University, UK
  • 2004 one week in University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 2003 two months in University of Twente, the Netherlands
  • 2002 one month in the University of Jyv.skyl. and Joensuu University, Finland
  • 2001 two weeks in the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2000 one month in Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia, USA
  • 1999 three months in University of Twente, the Netherlands
  • 1993 International Visitor Programme “School reform in USA” (Washington, Boston, Kentucky, Seattle, Dallas, Chicago)

Chairing the conferences