High-quality pedagogy plays a key role in promoting the goals of Digivisio. E-learning training helps the staff of higher education institutions to plan increasingly high-quality and diverse content for continuous learners on Opin.fi.
Digivisio lives as it teaches: this year’s training has been designed as modular content for continuous learners, in this case the teaching and support staff at higher education institutions.
“While they are working, continuous learners seek to learn the knowledge and skills they need for their job. So this year’s e-learning training was delivered as snappy videos and podcasts, which can be easily used in everyday life and at work. The training courses and their components are independent entities from which everyone can put together studies that suit them,” says Satu Hakanurmi, Digivisio’s E-Learning expert.
The training courses are available in their entirety in the Library of Open Educational Resources library at AOE.fi » and on Digivisio’s YouTube channel ». In addition to video and podcast content, the courses are supported by roadmaps and assignments. The training is available in Finnish, Swedish and English. Videos can be subtitled in the language of your choice and podcasts are available with text transcripts.
Training in 2024:
Modularity in learning and teaching
This series of two videos explores modularity as a phenomenon and encourages thinking about the learning process from the perspective of the continuous learner.
New ways of delivering training
In this series of two videos, new ways of delivering training are explored. You will learn about micro-learning and its use in higher education, as well as perspectives on the use of gamification in teaching.
Would you like to use video as part of your teaching, but don’t know how? Then this is the course for you. This video series explores the use of video in education: the aim is to support teachers in integrating video into their teaching, continuous learning and activities with learners.
Supporting accessibility, inclusion and equality in the Opin.fi range of courses
In this three-part training, you will learn how to explore, understand and promote accessibility, inclusion and equality in everyday life.
Why, what, how – Learning analytics for teachers and learners
This podcast series explores learning analytics: what it is, why you should be interested in it, how it can be used and what experiences your fellow teachers have had of it.
Three tips for higher education institutions to make the most of the training:
In addition, each higher education institution can decide for itself how to use the training in its own activities. Digivisio’s project office has put together three tips on how to make the most of the training:
1. Use it to support your introduction of Opin.fi
The launch of Opin.fi is approaching. At the time of the launch, it is important for higher education institutions to have high-quality and varied content for continuous learners. The topics covered in e-learning training and the phenomena and terms related to the digitalisation of education are useful to understand for all those working in higher education.
- When working with teachers and support services to start producing new content for Opin.fi, the micro-learning content can be used as advance material
- A shared understanding of modularity facilitates work
- Accessibility, inclusion and equality are essential themes in changing the culture of higher education as a whole, in addition to the skills of individuals
- The training courses themselves are an example of accessibility: videos are subtitled in different languages and text transcripts are available for the podcasts
- When considering content for continuous learners, it is worth considering different delivery methods: for example, what kind of learning experience do these e-learning training courses provide compared to, say, a Moodle course?.
2. Adapt to the needs of the higher education institution
Higher education institutions can build different sets of micro-learning modules to suit their own needs. The language versions of the training courses can be used to complement existing training offerings and the content can be used, for example, in the institution’s own development projects.
Institutions can also award badges or credits if they so wish. However, the primary aim of training is to develop skills and support the change in higher education cultures, not just to deliver training.
3. Further develop the training
The CC-BY-SA 4.0 licence for this training package allows you to edit the training contents for the needs of your higher education institution.. The training contents may also be used as part of other training. In such cases, the original author of the material (excluding literature and videos produced by others) and the Digivisio 2030 project must always be mentioned in their new context of use in accordance with the CC-BY-SA 4.0 licence.
If a new version of the content is made, it must also be distributed under the CC-BY-SA 4.0 licence in the same way as the original material. However, the licence does not oblige the higher education institution to share the new version, should they not wish to do so.
Thank you to the Digivisio partial implementers for the training!
- Satu Aksovaara, Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences
- John Henriksson, Åbo Akademi University
- Riikka Järvinen, South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences
- Olesia Kullberg, LAB University of Applied Sciences
- Eila Pajarre, Tampere University
- Outi Wallin, Tampere University of Applied Sciences