One of the top centers of research and activity regarding the interaction between culture and educational technology is Joensuu, Finland. The name of the program is the International Multidisciplinary PhD studies in Educational Technology (IMPDET). They have hosted some conferences (TEDC: Technology for Education in Developing Countries; & the International Conference on Educational Technology in Cultural Context) and a series of PhD summer schools that are have been very valuable places for international partnerships to form.

I attended and presented at the PhD summer school at the University of Malta in June 2005 (, and subsequently attended and presented at the conferences in Taiwan in July 2005 and in Tanzania in July 2006.