Developing pedagogy together: Eila Pajarre from Tampere University participates in partial implementation work

This autumn, Digivisio 2030 launched a number of development projects on digital pedagogy, which will be taken forward as partial implementer work led by experts from higher education institutions. Through a partial implementation model, the institutions can offer their skills and knowledge to help the implementation of different projects, and in so doing, to be more active participants in Digivisio work.

Eila Pajarre from Tampere University has been involved in Digivisio work, acting as a contact person for her university. She is also a partial implementer in the programme. In spring 2022, Pajarre carried out a study on international peer reviews of e-learning as a partial implementer. In the autumn, she also applied to participate in the survey on high-quality methods for learning assessment. During autumn 2022, she will carry out research related to the assessment of learning together with Marja Jaronen from the Tampere University of Applied Sciences.

The Digivisio programme brings together experts from different institutions of higher education

Pajarre works as a specialist in the Education and Learning support service unit at Tampere University. Before this, she worked as a researcher and teacher for a long time. Before joining the Digivisio programme, Pajarre was involved in various leading national education-related projects, such as the DigiCampus project and the UNIPS project, which developed e-learning modules for pedagogical studies. She has also led the support team for pedagogic development at Tampere University.

“What I find most rewarding in Digivisio work is that I get to meet colleagues from other higher education institutions, collaborate with them on development work and share experiences”, Pajarre sums up.

Tampere University believes Digivisio is doing important work. The university has an internal Digivisio steering group led by the Provost. The group regularly discusses new developments in the programme.

Kati Iltanen, who started as the HEI’s change coordinator, has already begun planning the change programme, and we’re meeting with different faculties together with the Vice President for Education to discuss reconciling the goals of Digivisio with other development work at the university during the upcoming curriculum planning period”, Pajarre explains.

The world’s best higher education pedagogy is developed through encounters

High-quality pedagogy is the cornerstone of higher education institutions’ operation. One of the programme’s key objectives is to support higher education institutions in pedagogical development and the transition into e-learning. The digital service under development in Digivisio with the working title Continuous and flexible learning tray makes the open educational offering of higher education institutions available to the general public. The goal is also to promote the creation of educational offering in collaboration with different institutions of higher education.

“The collaboration taking place within the programme itself is already increasing cooperation between institutions, and we’re getting to know each other better. One of our goals is to make collaborative development rewarding for teachers and to allow them to gain merit in the process. I hope that this will be reflected throughout the programme and carry over to the higher education institutions.”

Do you want to be part of the Digivisio work?

New partial implementers are constantly being sought for different activities aimed at promoting the future of learning. Further information on the partial implementer model and on application processes currently under way can be found on the Digivisio Eduuni wiki (sign up required). If you are interested in work as a partial implementer, please get in touch with the contact person of the Digivisio programme of your own institution of higher education.