In this blog we will share what´s going on in the EdTech development at the University of Helsinki. We´ll tell what we have done – what we tested and what we learned.
The Global campus project was launched by the rector of the University of Helsinki in 2022 to work for two goals: expanding international online learning opportunities and creating a platform for innovative EdTech experiments. The project is said to be a startup inside the university, and it is being given the freedom to do “risky” EdTech pilots. This is an opportunity to think big and boldly about how the online learning can look like in the future. For this work, the team is taking the best out of the newest technologies like extended reality (XR) and artificial intelligence (AI) and combining them with the latest research on digital learning.
The rector Sari Lindblom encouraged the team by saying:
“We realize that not all experiments succeed, but if we never dare to try bold things and take risks, we will never learn as an organization.”
This inspires us every day to think big, and to challenge the way we think about learning. We welcome all teachers and students to join us in redefining online learning at the University of Helsinki!