A1 Journal article (refereed)
Creating a National Digital Learning Environment for Enhancing University Teachers’ Pedagogical Expertise : The Case UNIPS (2019)


Murtonen, M., Laato, S., Lipponen, E., Salmento, H., Vilppu, H., Maikkola, M., Vaskuri, P., Mäkinen, M., Naukkarinen, J., Virkki-Hatakka, T., Pajarre, E., Selänne, S., & Skaniakos, T. (2019). Creating a National Digital Learning Environment for Enhancing University Teachers’ Pedagogical Expertise : The Case UNIPS. International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research, 18(13), 7-29. https://doi.org/10.26803/ijlter.18.13.2


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Murtonen, Mari; Laato, Samuli; Lipponen, Emilia; Salmento, Heidi; Vilppu, Henna; Maikkola, Merja; Vaskuri, Paula; Mäkinen, Martti; Naukkarinen, Johanna; Virkki-Hatakka, Terhi; et al.

Journal or series: International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research

ISSN: 1694-2493

eISSN: 1694-2116

Publication year: 2019

Volume: 18

Issue number: 13

Pages range: 7-29

Publisher: Society for Research and Knowledge Management

Publication country: Mauritius

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26803/ijlter.18.13.2

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/67746


Abstract

This article analyses the design, implementation, and evaluation of a nation-wide project to create a common digital solution for university teaching staff’s pedagogical training in Finland. During three years, eight universities collaborated in developing an online learning platform called UNIPS, the University Pedagogical Support system. The areas to develop were A) a learning platform based on technical design principles, B) pedagogical principles, and C) broadening the scope of offered studies. The results have been promising. With a carefully planned timetable, all participating universities were able to produce, test, and offer UNIPS modules in collaboration with other universities on the area of their expertise. This paper presents the design process and looks at both developers' experiences on how they perceived the process and the UNIPS platform as its result, and students’ experiences about studying in the UNIPS platform.


Keywords: pedagogy of higher education; universities; personnel training; virtual learning environments

Free keywords: university teaching; higher education; pedagogical training; pedagogical support; digital solution


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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2019

JUFO rating: 1


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