The Environmental and Food economics bachelor Digileap – a summary

… of what we achieved and an acknowledgement and thank you to all who made it possible

The environmental economics MOOC and university-high-school cooperation

The major achievement of the project has been the creation of an open online, fully digitalized course in Principles of Environmental Economics (MOOC) in collaboration with the Open University. For each topic of the course, students can watch video lectures, read the lecture notes and then take weekly online exams to test their understanding. At the end of the course, they participate in a final exam online. The course is open to high-school students (read here about their experience of the course and can be taken during the whole school year. Lue loppuun

Sharing ideas and inspiration

During the first few months of the ROUTE project (Reshaping Orientation, Unity and Team-work in ECGS Master’s Programme) it has been important to get to know other projects and developments that are on their way in the University of Helsinki. This has meant countless e-mails, yammer-questions and coffee sessions.

”What exactly are you working on?”, has been a question repeated multiple times during this spring. And let me tell you there are many exciting things on their way!

SISU, Grappa, Oodikone and Eportfolio are just some of the exciting new possibilities that the university is developing. In ROUTE, knowing about these developments is crucial; we aim to make the most of current developments and new ideas, to think about how our processes are best strengthened by new platforms and developments already within HY. Lue loppuun


As I meet new people through my work as the project coordinator of the ROUTE-project (Reshaping Orientation, Unity and Team-work in ECGS Master’s Programme), there are some questions that come up quite often. Here I have gathered some of the main ones, in order to clear some of the misconceptions regarding our project.

What are you really aiming to achieve with the ROUTE project?

The ultimate aim of the project could be summarized in the following quote from one of our steering group members: “Making students and staff feel at home in ECGS Master’s Programme”. Lue loppuun