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Nettilukio

Written by Thomas Fischer on dinsdag 02 november 2010 14:08
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Nettilukio offers a comprehensive Finnish upper secondary school study programme online, using a learning platform, virtual classroom technology, wikis and blogs, which is aimed at adults aged 17-75. In exceptional circumstances, younger students are also accepted, for example Finnish students living abroad.

The initiative started out as an ESF-project, which lasted from 1996 - 1999 and was then additionally supported by national funding. The first priority was the development of web-based learning material, with particular emphasis on upper secondary school content.

In 1997, the online study option was established in order to bring educational possibilities to students in remote parts of Finland who were unable to travel long distances. The initiative is now fully and officially integrated in the normal national school programme and financed by the national support for schools, which means that students have free access to the school.

Characteristics

Country Finland
Coverage local
Number of users 201-500
Project website http://www.nettilukio.fi
Status pilot
Context & focus Finnish Online Upper Secon-dary School that allows people with difficulties to attend a regular school curricu-lum to gain a school diploma (start funding by ESF, national funding for regular opera-tion)
Issue & target group addressed Enable students and adults who cannot participate in the regular school system (e.g. parents with small children, shift-worker, disabled persons, students living abroad) to gain an upper secondary school diploma
Web 2.0 supported intervention and intended impact Provide a flexible learning environment for self-directed course work and communication with tutors and peers to prepare for the national exam
Web 2.0 technologies used Provide a flexible learning environment for self-directed course work and communication with tutors and peers to prepare for the national exam
Main problems encountered Some initial problems with the virtual classroom and conferencing technology (loading time, communication features, etc.)
Lessons learned / advice Importance of finding a good balance between self-directed learning and communication with tutors, peers and the wider school community in order to stay in contact and encourage the learners

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