Erno Vanhala

Work place: University of Tampere, Tampere, 33100, Tampere



Research Interests: Software Engineering, Software Notations and Tools


Erno Vanhala (Doctor of Science in Software Engineering) is an independent researcher. He received his doctoral degree in 2015 from Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT, Lappeenranta, Finland), in area of software engineering.
He is now working in University of Tampere as a web designer and developer. He has published international research articles on topics such as computer game business, innovation in game development and requirement engineering aspects. His current interest in the academic field include computer game start-ups and their business models. Besides business issues he is also mesmerized by the open source phenomenon and web-based software.
Dr. Vanhala is a member COSS (Finnish Centre for Open Systems and Solutions) and a merited teacher, having received several awards on teaching different software engineering topics.

Author Articles
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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