Open education

Technological advances give teachers new opportunities to share their teaching materials to a wider user community and even hold online teaching sessions. However, opening up learning and teaching is also challenging and raises many technical, legal and cultural questions.

Open Education is education that often takes place using digital technology. The aim is to expand access to and participation in learning by lowering barriers and increasing its accessibility, supply and learner-centeredness.

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Expert panel in Open Education

The expert panel in Open Education has the task of promoting and discussing issues concerning Open Education in Finnish higher education by, for example, writing recommendations and policies and updating terminology and holding events on Open Education.

  • Expert panels contribute actively in the making of national policies and recommendations
The expert panel in Open Education has multiple chairs in 2020:
  • Aino Helariutta (Laurea)
  • Anna Lindfors (CSC)
  • Anne Kärki (SAMK)
  • Kaisu Clarot (OY)
  • Minna Niemi-Grundström (TY)
  • Paula Merikko (Opetushallitus)
  • Tarmo Toikkanen (Open Knowledge Finland)

The secretary is for the panel is Ilmari Jauhiainen (TSV).

Working groups of the Expert Panel

Avointen opetuskäytäntöjen määrittely (roughly: defining Open Educational Practices)
Person in charge: Aino Helariutta (Laurea)

Avointen oppimateriaalien palvelu -yhteistyö (roughly: Cooperation: the service for Open Educational Resources)
Person in charge: Anna Lindfors (CSC)

Tekijänoikeudet ja sopimusmallit (roughly: copyrights and contract models)
Person in charge: Anne Kärki (SAMK)

Viestintä ja opastus (roughly: communication and guidning)
Person in charge: Ilmari Jauhiainen (TSV).

Oppimateriaalien avoimuuden linjaus (roughly: Policy for Open Educational Resources)
Person in charge: Ilmari Jauhiainen (TSV)

Oppimateriaalien saavutettavuus (roughly: the accessability of educational resources)
Person in charge: Anne Kärki (SAMK)

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Please, note that expert panel work is mainly carried out in Finnish.