SATU-MAARIT KORTE (formerly Frangou)

Ph.D., MA (Media Education), MCA (Education Entrepreneurship)

I am a University Lecturer (Media Education) at the Media Education Hub, Faculty of Education, University of Lapland, Finland and Associate Professor of Education (abt. 20%) in Sámi University of Applied Sciences in Norway. I teach media education, life stance education, digital technology use in education and research methodology. Additionally, I am currently the project manager of Virtual Production Studio Technologies (VTST) -project (in collaboration with the Lapland University of Applied Sciences and Frostbit Game development lab (the lead). I also work in the Resilient Experiences and Agency of Youth and Children During the Pandemic: Re-visioning Education through (Digital) Storytelling (REAP)- research project (in collaboration with Memorial University, Canada (the lead) and Leeds Beckett University). Another project I work in is HEI-SAMI - Sami language in higher Education in suburban areas -project that concentrates on promoting Nordic network building of universities working with endangered Sami language education. In this project we also develop a Virtual Reality (VR) Sami language learning game. In Artificial Intelligence (AI) assisted language learning -project we investigate the readiness of teachers in Finland, Hong Kong and South Korea to use AI in their work and develop an AI teaching material platform.

I am a member of the planning group of UArctic Thematic Network on Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity in Education, and I lead the Online & Rural Education Group in the UNITWIN/UNESCO Network on Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity in Education.

My key research interests are technology-mediated communication and learning, human-computer interaction, media and psychosocial well-being, embodied cognition, Arctic and Indigenous pedagogical approaches together with social learning, and neural foundations of learning and memory.


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