Erkki Rötkönen

Erkki Rötkönen Doctoral Candidate

Erkki is currently a PhD student and the Principal of a Primary School in Finland.

He has a long experience in education and educational leadership and his focus areas are pedagogical development as well as educational technology.

In university, his research interest is interaction design, participatory design, co-design with children for children and the usage and development of Virtual, Immersive, and Mixed Realities in Education. He is also interested in the methods of how to develop future school working and learning environments and practices.


  • Toward pedagogy driven virtual reality learning space design. Rötkönen E., Najmul Islam A.K.M., Sutinen E. (2019) Toward Pedagogy Driven Virtual Reality Learning Space Design. In: Tatnall A., Mavengere N. (eds) Sustainable ICT, Education and Learning. SUZA 2019. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol 564. Springer, Cham