The University of Lapland Faces the Challenges of the Virtual University
Päivi Karppinen, Heli Ruokamo, Maire Syrjäkari, University of Lapland, Finland
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Denver, Colorado, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-45-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This article presents the solution developed at the University of Lapland for organizing local activities to support the Finnish Virtual University. The Centre for Media Pedagogy (CMP) was established in February 2001 and its fields of operation include research, support services, and training. The focus of research is based on network-based learning environments. Support is provided to meet the needs of pedagogy, technology, and content production. The objective of the support service is to help university personnel and students to face the challenges of the educational use of information and communications technology (ICT). The objective of training is to support and produce the preparedness for those things the teaching staff need in educational use ICT. The University of Lapland is participating and coordinating several Virtual University network and internal projects. The CMP has also other national and international cooperative projects with businesses and other universities.
Karppinen, P., Ruokamo, H. & Syrjäkari, M. (2002). The University of Lapland Faces the Challenges of the Virtual University. In P. Barker & S. Rebelsky (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2002--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1682-1686). Denver, Colorado, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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