Invitation: ROUTE final event 14.5.

Would you be keen on hearing what another Digiloikka-project has been doing eg. regarding portfolios, blogs, videos or e-thesis?

ECGS Digiloikka, the ROUTE-project (Reshaping Orientation, Unity and Team-work in ECGS MSc programme), is coming to an end and we will host a final event Tuesday 14.5. 9-12. at Soc&Kom Festsalen, Snellmaninkatu 12, Helsinki.

A detailed programme will be available soon, but below you will find some of the themes in the event

  • Portfolio corner – discuss insights of introducing portfolio assignments to ECGS courses
  • Voices For Sustainability blog launch – hear about the new blog collaboration between ECGS, Helsus and Resilience that gives a platform to students and staff
  • ECGS-video premiere – be the first one to see the Voices for Sustainability video, done by and featuring ECGS students during the ECGS Digiloikka
  • E-thesis corner –  join university lecturer Nina Janasik to get familiar with Ethesis and hear about the experiences in ECGS

and much more!

In case you are working with similar topics and interested in seeing some of the outcomes of our project, you are warmly welcome to the event. To guarantee a spot, you can already register through the following link:

Best wishes,

Riina and the ROUTE-team

ps. In case you are interested in a shorter overview of the project do not miss the final seminar of the Digiloikka-projects 29.5.!

The power of allowing oneself to try

Risk money – riskiraha, there’s a word that doesn’t come up often in a university context!

But yet here we are, all of us leading Digiloikka-projects with a blessing that we are allowed to try, take risks and perhaps in the midst of everything, realize that a particular maneuver was a great trial but was followed by an error.

I am happy to say that in our Digiloikka, the ROUTE-project, major setbacks have not occurred, albeit there is always something to learn from your actions. I am more than excited to report that staff and students of ECGS have been eager to seize the opportunities provided by the Digiloikka funding. In the past months we have seen our students emerge themselves into twitter training, organize a streamed and recorded event, the ECGSustainability NOW,  and take their first steps in clarifying their aims and skills through portfoliowork. Our staff and students have also eagerly taken into use the new study planning tool SISU and attended multiple live-streamed sessions both as a part of courses and new Personal Study Planning activities. Currently we have recruited two student teams, one working on establishing a Sustainability Science blog together with HELSUS and the student network Resilience, and the other planning and executing videos of our Master’s programme.

The level of enthusiasm and involvement has been heartwarming and inspiring. And I dare say one of the main things behind these successes has been the knowledge that we are allowed to try, as individuals and as a community. We do not have to master everything at once and the first version can be a mere idea of something. The first time we do a portfolio we are still trying to grasp the idea and figure out the best ways of doing it all. When we stream a lecture for the first time, it might mean that the sound ends up being slightly off or we do not always remember where the camera is.

Or we might nail it on the first go.

Allowing oneself to try and risking that it will not be perfect from the get-go, does not that we program ourselves for failure, but rather that we acknowledge that there is a first time for everything. And that, indeed, it is better to try and have a mediocre or even poor first result than to never step out of your comfort zone.

With this being said, I hope that we all dare to make the most of this unique possibility. And if you ever wish to share what you are doing or get a glimpse on what has been going on in our project, don’t hesitate to be in touch! I’d be more than happy to share, what I consider, our success points, as well as things that have not gone according to plan A (or even B).

Digiloikkamerkintöjä kääntämisen ja tulkkauksen maisteriohjelmasta

Marko Alamäki opastaa Svetlana Probirskajaa, Päivi Pasasta ja Julia Ekmania Moodlen saloihin. Kuvan etualalla myhäilee Ritva Hartama-Heinonen.

Moodle-työpaja 5.3.2018

Väliviikolla maisteriohjelman henkilökunnan jäsenistä 11 kokoontui saamaan lisäoppia Moodlen käytöstä Marko Alamäen opastuksessa. Maisteriohjelman opettajista kaikki käyttävät Moodlea, mutta monelle ei jää käytännössä aikaa opiskella hienostuneimpia tehtävämuotoja. Siksi tällaiset käytännön kokeilut yhdessä ovat kaikkein tehokkaimpia oppimistilanteita. Marko oli etukäteen tutustunut maisteriohjelman opettajien omiin kurssialueisiin, joten hän tiesi, millaisia tarpeita meillä on. 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

Avoimen yliopiston kasvatustieteen perusopintojen digiloikka

1) Erja Rusanen & Taina Lehtinen, Avoin yliopisto

Avoimen yliopiston Kasvatustieteen perusopintojen Kohti tutkivat työtapaa (5 op) verkkokurssille valmistettiin 12 videotallennetta vuoden 2017 kesällä metodologian peruskäsitteistä (~4-10 min) + yksi kurssin orientaatiotallenne (~13 min). Videot tehtiin PowerPoint ohjelmalla (pohjat), jotka työstettiin luentotallenteeksi OBS-ohjelmalla. OBS-ohjelman käyttöön saimme lyhyen teknisen tuen (molemmat tekijät 4-5 ohjauskertaa). Teimme tallenteet osittain virkatyönä. Tallenteissa pyrittiin nostamaan tiivistetysti olennaiset asiat radiopuhetyyliin. Lue loppuun

Kuvataiteen digiloikka

kirjoittanut Martina Paatela-Nieminen

Kaikilla viidellä Kuvataiteen didaktiikan perusopintokokonaisuuden (25 op) kurssilla, joita opetan, tehtiin digiloikka lukuvuoden 2017–2018 aikana. Tarkoituksena oli tutkia, miten uudet välineet ja erityisesti virtuaalimaailma muuttavat kuvallista ajattelua. Oli hienoa, että digiloikassa sai tukea verkko-opetuksen koordinaattori Mikko Haloselta.

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