DEVELOPING TEACHER'S PRESENCE IN AN ONLINE COURSE

Jepa Piirainen*, Tapani Mottonen

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The Digitalisation has rapidly developed into one of the main drivers of change in higher education (HE) and language learning in Finland. Consequently, there are multiple active ministry-funded national projects that have been initiated to support this development. One of them is DIGIJOUJOU, the main aim of which is to develop digital pedagogy and materials for teaching Finnish and Swedish (both official national languages in Finland) to be utilised both at universities and universities of applied sciences. In this paper, we introduce a development of the course Tyoelaman suomi ('Finnish for professional needs'), which was created by combining materials produced in DIGIJOUJOU sub-project. In particular, we will outline practical means by which we have aimed to enhance teacher's presence and availability for students in an online setting. Observations from course pilot and future developments for the course format are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION (ICERI 2019)
EditorsLG Chova, AL Martinez, IC Torres
Pages3067-3073
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-84-09-14755-7
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference of Education, Research and Innovation - Seville, Spain
Duration: 11 Nov 201913 Nov 2019
Conference number: 12

Publication series

NameICERI Proceedings
PublisherIATED-INT ASSOC TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION & DEVELOPMENT
ISSN (Print)2340-1095

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Abbreviated titleICERI
CountrySpain
CitySeville
Period11/11/201913/11/2019

Keywords

  • digitalisation
  • language learning
  • teacher presence
  • online guidance
  • higher education

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