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Title : Digipedagogical projects in foreign language learning in Finnish Higher Education
Type : Paper (25 minutes)
Category : Individual session
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In this paper, I will present two different projects on digitalisation foreign language learning in Higher Education in Finland. The aim of the national, government-funded KiVAKO project (until 2021), is to create new multi-media online materials and a new e-learning and blended curriculum for the teaching and guidance of foreign languages.  The project focuses on implementing flexible ways of study for less studied foreign languages. At the same time, the project will also focus on developing the (digi)pedagogical competences of language teachers.


The other project, 2DIGI, is a two-year project conducted by FINELC, the network of Finnish university language centers. This project was created after seeing a need in Finnish language centres to assist language teachers in their transition from an analogue world to a digital one. The focus is on how this transition can be managed pedagogically and offer teachers concrete help for themselves and their students.


These projects focus on the development of the learning and teaching of languages and communication. The projects are a result of a substantial investment from the Finnish government, and the whole HE sector in Finland. There are altogether almost 100 teachers working together in building new digital learning paths in different languages.

Keywords : Digital literacy, digitalisation, language learning, higher education
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Main presenter : Pasi Puranen
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Affiliation : Aalto University (Helsinki, Finland)
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Pasi Puranen, MA, is a Lecturer in Spanish at the Aalto University Language Centre, where he has developed and taught online and blended learning courses for Spanish as a foreign language and business communication. He is currently working also as a project manager in a national development project in online learning. His research interests focus on guidance and feedback in e-learning, telecollbaration and Latin American sociolinguistics. He is also the author of several textbooks for teaching Spanish.

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Date added : Thursday, 28 February 2019, 2:50 AM [JST]
Date modified : Wednesday, 31 July 2019, 2:37 PM [JST]
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Submission status : Accepted
Schedule number : 339-P
Schedule day : Aug 10th (Sat)
Schedule time : 15: 20 - 15: 45
Schedule duration : 25 mins
Schedule room name : A102
Schedule room seats : 40 seats
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