Status of Learning Solutions Programme in Finland
Sunday, 10 June 2012
The Learning Solutions Programme was launced by Tekes in 2011 to develop internationally competent learning solutions as well a new approaches and skills for modern learning and educational environments. The goal is to develop products and services that serve international markets, too. Learning Solutions is a partnership programme, the main partners being the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Finnish National Board of Education, and the Future Learning Finland export programme launched by Finpro.
The programme has as estimated budget of EUR 52 million for four years. The Tekes financing will cover EUR 30 million, and the participating organizations will bear the rest of the costs. The programme will combine expertise in companies, research organizations, and educational institutions. New products, services, and solutions are developed in cooperation with several companies and research organizations.
Schools and educational institutions provide for trial environments and test beds for the project. The major part of the Tekes funding is allocated for the value network projects. Companies together with research groups will develop innovative learning solutions that will be tested in educational environments. Applying ICT, games and simulation play an important role in developing innovative solutions for learning reading, math skills, teacher training, and other education-related issues. The programme also calls on international organizations, such as technology and service provider companies, researchers, educational institutions and administrations for programme activities in networking and collaborating with the Finnish partners. Many international partners are already involved in the projects. Check current projects.