Tallinn University is the third largest university in Estonia with 10500 students in 20 institutes. TLU is a public university, offering number of study programs on the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral level, including initial teacher education program (largest in Estonia). Centre for Educational Technology (CET, established in 1998) is a department within TLU’s Institute of Informatics, being one of the leading R&D centers in the field of eLearning within Baltic countries. CET is hosting an interdisciplinary e-learning research group that involves researchers and doctoral students from the departments of informatics, educational science and library & information sciences in TLU. International staff of CET consists of 24 full-time employees (16 researchers, 8 technical staff, incl. professional software developers).
CET has been a partner in a number of European R&D projects (FP6 IST Calibrate, FP6 IST iCamp, eContentPlus iCoper, FP7 ICT Intelleo, FP7 SiS S-team, FP7 ICT Learning Layers). CET has developed several large-scale educational software products: Estonian educational portal koolielu.ee (50% of Estonian teachers are registered users), virtual learning environment IVA (60 000 users), learning resource authoring tool LeMill.net (39 000 users in 75 countries) etc. CET/TLU is currently coordinating a Tempus project Incoming: Interdisciplinary Curricula in Computing to Meet the Labour Market Needs (tempus-incoming.eu).