Antti Knutas

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



Research Interests: Social Computing, Network Architecture, Social Information Systems, Analysis of Algorithms


Antti Knutas (Doctor of Science in Technology), received a degree of doctor in 2016 from Lappeenranta University of Technology in communication software.
He is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at Lappeenranta University of Technology, with main research interest being computer-supported cooperative work, collaboration, gamification and social network analysis.
Dr. Knutas is currently a member of the PWs@PhD project, a European project to create common standards for PhD level education. He is also contributing to the nails project, an open source effort to produce. He has received several awards from his work on social data analytics and educational collaboration research.

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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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