Seminar for distance upper secondary schools in Finland
Wednesday, 28 September 2011
The National Board of Education arranged a seminar for distance upper secondary schools in September. The target group included principles, distance learning teachers and developers, and other distance learning experts. Nearly 70 people were present.
The programme for the day included good examples of distance learning solutions and projects, concentrating on pedagogical and technical models. One of the Finnish distance upper secondary schools, eLukio, is an excellent example of distance learning in Finland. eLukio is actually a network organization of 22 municipalities and upper secondary schools in them. Read more information from www.elukio.fi (in Finnish).
There are several active projects in Finland to promote distance learning, networking and creating new methods and spreading good examples. There are also new types of coordination projects that aim to collect and distribute information on single projects, researches, seminars and other vital information to all interested parties. www.etaopetus.fi is one and in the seminar they shared their first research results based on the experiences of the coordination project.
In the afternoon participants were divided into groups to discuss different distance learning themes and to network with other participants. The program and materials are published here http://etalukiopaiva.wikispaces.com/Ohjelma (in Finnish).