At the beginning of COVID-19 pandemic, in spring of 2020, universities in Europe moved to distance learning with very short notice and from different situations. The InCompEdu project collected experiences of teachers with an extensive survey: which challenges the sudden change created, solutions found and how online teaching methods developed during the pandemic.
Pros and cons on online teaching were discussed in an international workshop. The event gathered together over 50 academic teachers and experts of online teaching.
Within the framework of the University’s global education services, the University has made a significant, multi-year partnership agreement with the Chilean Plus Finland education sector company. Teachers from the Teacher Training School of the University of Turku planned and will be organising a training programme for the Plus Finland’s selected trainers, after which these trainers who have received training in accordance with the programme will put it into practice in the local schools to train the Chilean principals.
The COVID-19 pandemic has not slowed down our work at the university library, even though the library premises are in very limited use at the moment. When the university and the library buildings were closed down in a hurry over a year ago, the library staff were equally quick to create substitute processes for face-to-face services. You can reach all of the library specialists online just like before, and search the Volter database for resources that are ever more increasingly available online in electronic format.
Now especially you, a doctoral candidate, have a great opportunity to take part in our course, which has received excellent feedback in previous years.
The coronavirus pandemic has moved education online, but has not stopped the global interest towards KiVa Antibullying Program. A new extension agreement has just been made in New Zealand and the use of this antibullying program is currently negotiated in the Middle East and South East Asia as well.
Education is currently being transferred online increasingly fast, propelled by the coronavirus situation. This challenges teachers and instructors around the world to update their skills on online pedagogics. There is now a global demand for the extensive knowledge of the University’s experts in online teaching.