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Modern teachers need digital skills in every level of education

Education in the 21st century is becoming more and more digital, which has also been accelerated by the global epidemic. Digitally Competent Educators short learning programme helps to develop educators’ digital competences regardless of their entry level skills.

Online courses in autumn 2020 – sign up now!

New study semester is about to begin. Due to world-wide exceptional situation caused by coronavirus, online studies are the safest option to study in many places. In the beginning of Autumn semester, the Open University of the University of Jyväskylä offers three online courses in the subject of education.

JYUOpen at the #ErasmusDays 2020

#ErasmusDays is an annual opportunity to share Erasmus experiences and spread the word about Erasmus projects. The Open University of the University of Jyväskylä wants to share information of the Digitally Competent Educators short learning programme, which is open to anyone in the field of education who is interested to learn digital skills of 21st century.

Explore the Finnish school system through MOOCs in Spring 2021

During the 21st century, Finland has been one of the leading countries in PISA surveys that assess the learning outcome of students aged 15 in mathematics, science and reading literacy. Finland's results have been at the top or near to it for several years. But what is the secret of successful education? Find the answers from our MOOCs on Finnish education.

Learn online, how to offer Guidance and Counselling digitally through ICT

The "new normal", caused by COVID-19 pandemic, has required new skills also in guidance and counselling services, when everything must be available also online. What are the tools and requirements to give needs-based study counselling online? Enhance your competence in the use of ICT in guidance at Information and Communication Technology in Guidance and Counselling course.

European universities develop and discuss together digital forms of assessment

The global pandemic has shown the importance of comprehensive assessment. FernUniversität in Hagen coordinates eAssessment roundtable discussions, in which the Open University of the University of Jyväskylä is one of the partners. Distance learning universities are exchanging ideas and experiences with digital forms of assessment such as proctoring, open book exams, and continuous assessment. Cooperation in the development of the alternative assessment forms began in October 2020 and will continue in Spring 2021.

JYU Open University: Science, knowledge and opportunities for all

The Open University of the University of Jyväskylä wants to serve people today and in the future. We look forward and develop our operations. In line with our new strategy, we offer science, knowledge and opportunities to everyone. Get to know our activities and goals.

How to assess learning with digital tools – The next step of digital revolution in teaching

The global pandemic caused a digital revolution also in teaching. Digital learning platforms are here to stay, because they enable flexible studying – and help teachers to assess students’ performance. Our online course “Facilitating and Assessing Learners' Digital Competencies” focuses on usage of digital technologies and strategies to enhance assessment in online environment.

What are the key elements behind the success of Finnish basic education?

What makes the Finnish basic education so exceptional that it has been ranked one of the best in the world in several educational studies? If you would like to learn more about Finnish education system, you are warmly welcome to participate our MOOC on the success story of Finnish basic education. The registration is open until 20th May.