Homepage for Ville Isomöttönen

Current position: post-doctoral researcher
Dept. of Mathematical Information Technology
Office: Agora C414.2
Postal address: P.O.Box(35) FIN-40014 University of Jyväskylä
Phone: +358400608130
Email: ville.isomottonen_at_jyu.fi

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Hi! I teach and do teaching-related research in the area of computer science.
My background studies consist of computer science and software engineering,
mathematics, physics, musicology, and education.



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Peer reviewed publications

  1. A. Berglund, V. Isomöttönen, D. Lhamo & P. Tshering, P. 2018. How research came inside me as a new knowledge: An inside perspective from two Bhutanese students on learning research in Computing Education. LaTiCSE2018, accepted.
  2. V. Isomöttönen & Aletta Nylèn. 2018. How Students Get Going - Triggers for Students' Learning in Project-Based Learning. Accepted to ITiCSE 2018, to appear.
  3. V. Isomöttönen. 2018. For the Oppressed Teacher: Stay Real! Teaching in Higher Education, accepted;to-appear.
  4. R. McDermott, M. Daniels, M. Zarb, A. Pears, A. Nýlen, V. Isomöttönen & M. Caspersen. 2017. The Authenticity of 'Authentic' Assessment: Some Faculty Perceptions. Frontiers in Education 2017.
  5. A. Heimburger & V. Isomöttönen. 2017. Moderating Cultural Effects in a Higher e-Education Context? Supervisor's Tone of Voice in Recorded Audio Feedback. Frontiers in Education 2017.
  6. A. Nylén, M. Daniels, V. Isomöttönen & R. McDermott. 2017. Open-Ended Projects Opened Up - Aspects of Openness. Frontiers in Education 2017.
  7. A. Nylén and V. Isomöttönen. 2017. Exploring the Critical Incident Technique to Encourage Reflection during Project-Based Learning. Koli Calling 2017.
  8. R. McDermott, M. Zarb, M. Daniels & V. Isomöttönen. 2017. First Year Computing Students' Perceptions of Authenticity in Assessment. ITiCSE 2017.
  9. V. Isomöttönen & Tommi Kärkkäinen. 2017. Habituating Students to IPR Questions During Creative Project Work. CSEDU 2017.
  10. J. Heikkinen & V. Isomöttönen. 2017. Perceived Status and Value: Student-Customer Relationship Inflected by the Inherent Challenges of University-Industry Collaboration. Industry and Higher Education, Vol31, Issue 4, pp. 215-226.
  11. V. Isomöttönen, A. Nylén & V. Tirronen. 2016. Writing to Learn Programming? A Single Case Pilot Study. Koli Calling 2016.
  12. V. Isomöttönen & V. Tirronen. 2016. Flipping and Blending: An Action Research Project on Improving Functional Programming Course. ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 17(1), 1:1--1:35.
  13. V. Tirronen & V. Isomöttönen. 2015. Teaching Types with a Cognitively Effective Worked Example Format. Journal of Functional Programming. Volume 25, e23.
  14. A-J. Lakanen, V. Lappalainen & V. Isomöttönen. 2015. Revisiting Rainfall to Explore Exam Questions and Performance on CS1. Koli Calling 2015.
  15. V. Tirronen, S. Uusi-Mäkelä & V. Isomöttönen. 2015. Understanding Beginners' Mistakes with Haskell. Journal of Functional Programming, Volume 25, e11.
  16. V. Isomöttönen & T. Kärkkäinen. Project-Based Learning Emphasizing Open Resources and Student Ideation: How to Raise Student Awareness of IPR? In Computer Supported Education (pp. 293-312). Springer International Publishing. Note: The paper extends CSEDU 2015 conference paper, while has its own contribution.
  17. V. Isomöttönen & T. Kärkkäinen. Open Resources as the Educational Basis for a Bachelor-level Project-Based Course. CSEDU 2015.
  18. J. Heikkinen & V. Isomöttönen. Students' Opinions on Financial Compensation from Project Work. CSEDU 2015.
  19. A-J. Lakanen & V. Isomöttönen. What Does It Take to Do Computer Programming? Surveying the K-12 Students' Conceptions. SIGCSE 2015.
  20. Heikkinen, J., & Isomöttönen, V. (2015). Learning mechanisms in multidisciplinary teamwork with real customers and open-ended problems. European Journal of Engineering Education, 40(6), 653-670.
  21. A. Kaihlavirta, V. Isomöttönen & T. Kärkkäinen. 2015. A Self-Ethnographic Investigation of Continuing Education Program in Engineering Arising from Economic Structural Change. Studies in Continuing Education, 37 (1): 99-114.
  22. V. Isomöttönen & M. Cochez. Challenges and Confusions in Learning Version Control with Git. ICTERI 2014.
  23. V. Isomöttönen. Making Group Processes Explicit to Student: A Case of Justice. ITiCSE 2014.
  24. A-J. Lakanen, V. Isomöttönen & V. Lappalainen. Understanding Differences Among Coding Club Students. ITiCSE 2014.
  25. P. Niemelä, V. Isomöttönen & L. Lipponen. Successful Design of Learning Solutions Being Situation Aware. Education and Information Technologies. (The Official Journal of the IFIP Technical Committee on Education). Springer. Published online: 4 February 2014
  26. A-J. Lakanen, V. Isomöttönen & V. Lappalainen. Five Years of Game Programming Outreach: Understanding Student Differences. SIGCSE 2014.
  27. M. Cochez, V. Isomöttönen, V. Tirronen & J. Itkonen. How Do Computer Science Students Use Distributed Version Control Systems? ICTERI post-proceedings 2013.
  28. M. Cochez, V. Isomöttönen, V. Tirronen & J. Itkonen. The Use of Distributed Version Control Systems in Advanced Programming Courses. ICTERI 2013.
  29. V. Isomöttönen, V. Tirronen & M. Cochez. Issues with a Course That Emphasizes Self-Direction. ITiCSE 2013.
  30. A-J. Lakanen & V. Isomöttönen. High School Students' Perspective to University CS1. ITiCSE 2013.
  31. S. Haatainen, A-J. Lakanen, V. Isomöttönen & V. Lappalainen. A Practice for Providing Additional Support in CS1. LaTiCe 2013.
  32. V. Isomöttönen, V. Tirronen. Teaching Programming by Emphasizing Self-Direction: How Did Students React to the Active Role Required of Them? ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 13 (2), 2013.
  33. T. Lahtonen & V. Isomöttönen. PARSI: A Tool for Automatic Assessment of Office Documents and Basic IT Skills. Koli Calling 2012.
  34. V. Tirronen & V. Isomöttönen. On the Design of Effective Learning Materials for Supporting Self-directed Learning of Programming. Koli Calling 2012.
  35. V. Isomöttönen & V. Lappalainen. CS1 with Games and an Emphasis on TDD and Unit Testing: Piling a Trend upon a Trend. ACM Inroads, 3 (3): pp. 62-68, 2012.
  36. A-J. Lakanen, V. Isomöttönen & V. Lappalainen. Life Two Years After a Game Programming Course: Longitudinal Viewpoints on K-12 Outreach. SIGCSE 2O12.
  37. V. Isomöttönen. 2011. Theorizing a One-Semester Real Customer Student Software Project Course. Dissertation. University of Jyväskylä.
  38. V. Tirronen & V. Isomöttönen. Making Teaching of Programming Learning-Oriented and Learner-Directed. Koli Calling 2O11.
  39. V. Isomöttönen, A-J. Lakanen & V. Lappalainen. K-12 Game Programming Course Concept Using Textual Programming. SIGCSE 2011.
  40. V. Lappalainen, J. Itkonen, V. Isomöttönen & S. Kollanus. ComTest: A Tool to Impart TDD and Unit Testing to Introductory Level Programming. ITiCSE 2010.
  41. V. Isomöttönen & T. Kärkkäinen (2009). Communicating with Customers in Student Projects: Experimenting with Grounded Theory. Koli Calling 2009.
  42. S. Kollanus & V. Isomöttönen (2008). Understanding TDD in Academic Environment: Experiences from Two Experiments. Koli Calling 2008.
  43. S. Kollanus & V. Isomöttönen (2008). Test-Driven Development in Education: Experiences with Critical Viewpoints. ITiCSE 2008.
  44. V. Isomöttönen & T. Kärkkäinen (2008). The value of a Real Customer in a Capstone Project. CSEE&T 2008.
  45. V. Isomöttönen, V. Korhonen & T. Kärkkäinen. (2007). Power-of-Recognition: A Conceptual Framework for Capstone Project in Academic Environment. XP 2007.