Dr Sanna Brauer

Dr Sanna Brauer is a researcher, learning designer and teacher trainer at Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Oamk), Finland. The newly launched National Smart Campus RDI Network is an innovation engine proposed by Finnish universities and universities of applied sciences. It aims to give companies easy access to the RDI services offered by various campuses through a joint process, novel platform architecture and shared core services. Oamk has the key components necessary to explore a digital twin-based concept for competence renewal, R&D and industry cooperation. As the principal investigator of Oamk’s multidisciplinary team, Brauer explores digital pedagogy, competence-oriented continuous learning and digital transformation in the world of work to define smart services and solutions in specific application areas. Brauer has been a senior lecturer at Oamk’s School of Professional Teacher Education since 2011 and is also currently employed by the University of Oulu. She is the leader of national digital pedagogical development for medical education in Finnish universities. In 2019, Brauer completed the first doctoral dissertation (PhD in Educational Sciences) to address digital open badges and badge-driven learning. Her current research on motivation, desired competences and competence-based professional development is positioning future theoretical and practical development efforts in these areas. Brauer is involved in various projects and national and international networks, and she is open to connecting at https://www.linkedin.com/in/sannabrauer/ and https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sanna-Brauer.