Antti Herala

Work place: Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lappeenranta, 53850, Finland



Research Interests: Database Management System, Data Structures and Algorithms


Antti Herala has graduated as B.Sc. in Computer Science from Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland in 2013 and M.Sc. (Tech.) in Software Engineering from Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland in 2015.
He started his academic career in 2012 working as a Course Assistant, which then developed into Research Assistant in 2013. After this, he was given a position of Junior Researcher in Lappeenranta University of Technology in 2015 for his PhD. thesis. This author has published work on education in conferences, concentrating on flipped classroom method and its benefits to students and educators alike. Currently his research interests are focused on open education but also towards business applicability of open data, which is the theme his thesis is discussing about.
Mr. Herala is a member in ODI (Open Data Institute), COSS (Finnish Centre for Open Systems and Solutions), and OKFN (Open Knowledge Finland).

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Experiences from Video Lectures in Software Engineering Education

By Antti Herala Antti Knutas Erno Vanhala Jussi Kasurinen

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 May 2017

Millennials have learned to seek information from the Internet whenever they need to know something and want to learn things. In this study, we present observations from several university courses with freely available online resources for the modern students. Ten different courses with video lectures were observed, often with positive outcomes and improved results compared to the previous course arrangements. Additionally, unlike in some previous literature, we observed that some issues such as the video length did not have a meaningful impact on the learning outcomes. Overall, the results indicate that videos offer excellent benefit-effort-ratio, and are an efficient way to reach the target audience: the students.

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