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How to reduce the environmental impacts of international cooperation?

ONE is an international project that aims to reduce the environmental impact of international projects – including their own. ONE Project has published now its Environmental Policy. The document presents opportunities to reduce the environmental impact of international projects.

Educational Leadership – towards common goals at school

Why do we need school leaders? How do they lead the school community towards common educational goals? To learn more, join our MOOC Educational Leadership in Finland. You will also enhance your leadership skills and your readiness to act as an educational leader.

Upper Secondary Education is a stepping stone to adulthood

In Finnish school system, after 9 years of primary education there is transition to upper secondary school in the Finnish school system. How will this phase prepare young people for the future? What is its history? Learn more by joining our MOOC on Finnish upper secondary education.

International teamwork can be sustainable and agile – The ONE project seeks solutions

The ONE Meeting project aims to increase the environmental knowledge and digital communication and collaboration competences of higher education leaders and staff, to carry out multi-national projects successfully with only one transnational partner meeting. The Open University of the University of Jyväskylä is one of the partners in this international project.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.