2nd Intensive Study Programme – Oulu, Finland Thanks to Erasmus+ programme, we could meet again and spend almost a week, working with people from all around the world on improving European education in the digital era.
13 May 2020

Just as a reminder, Intensive Study Programme (ISP) is a short programme of study which brings together students and teaching staff of partner institutions, participating in Erasmus+ programme Strategic Partnership in Higher Education, funded by the European Commission, altogether with other relevant invited experts, specialists and professionals.

The general purpose of each ISP is to:

  • encourage efficient and multinational teaching of specialist topics;
  • enable students and teachers to work together in multinational and multidisciplinary groups
  • allow members of the teaching staff to exchange views on teaching content, new curricula approaches, to test innovative teaching methods that could eventually become part of a newly devised joint course or curriculum in an international classroom environment

ISP in Oulu, Finland

The main aim of this ISP was to dive into the world of education, innovation and co‑creation between schools, educational institutions and companies. We learnt more about co-creation projects and expertise across Europe and beyond, focusing of course on Finnish experiences in building a thriving ecosystem for co-creating EdTech products and services.

This five-day event was organised by our partner organisation – Oulu University of Applied Science (OAMK) between February 17-21, 2020. Main agenda items included:

We wanted to make sure that as many people as possible will be able to benefit from this event, we decided to record some of the presentations, keynotes and workshops, delivered during this ISP and share it with fully open access with our audience online. You can access our playlist here: EETN ISP in Oulu - keynotes

Design Thinking workshop for Students

During the week, our students were working in international groups on designing solutions to existing EdTech problems. 

Recommended reading on Design Thinking from the workshop:

Outcome

The aim of this five-day training event, was to learn from each other, get inspired, network with top experts and give our students good base so that they can continue developing in the field of Education Technology, improving education in Europe and using evidence-based materials to backup their work.

We had an opportunity to discuss various solutions and case studies, not only from Finland, Spain, United Kingdom and Belgium, but also from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Germany, Mexico, Italy, USA and Japan. Our students had a very unique opportunity to learn from the best experts in the field and get specialist feedback on their work.

We also used this opportunity to create a base for producing high-quality materials for our EdTech Platform, interviewing top experts, expanding the network and discussing new collaboration opportunities within its members.

We keep growing and some of our materials can already be found in the Food for Though, Knowledge and Case Study sections, as well as on our VIMEO or YouTube channel and our social media – Twitter @EurEdTech or LinkedIn.