From the Top of the World: A Presentation Examining Efforts to Internationalize Finnish Vocational Higher Education
Julia Sergeeva, Mark Curcher, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in New Orleans, LA, USA ISBN 978-1-939797-12-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
The Finnish education system continues to receive attention due to its ranking in various international measures. As a result the Finnish government has established initiatives to promote Finnish education in international markets. This presentation examines the global education initiatives of Tampere University of Applied Sciences as it seeks to internationalize and commoditize a number of programs to the global education community.
The presentation will examine a range of online and blended education programs offered to participants in Russia, the Middle East and Brazil. It will describe the challenges of globalizing and commoditizing education and the strategies employed to overcome these challenges. It will also examine how successes were achieved. The presentation will reflect upon lessons learned and propose a strategy for further internationalization based on sound eLearning strategies and pedagogies and consider how international education might change in the future.
Sergeeva, J. & Curcher, M. (2014). From the Top of the World: A Presentation Examining Efforts to Internationalize Finnish Vocational Higher Education. In T. Bastiaens (Ed.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning (p. 1811). New Orleans, LA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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