DIGIFOR

The aim of the project DIGIFOR (Digital Forest Pedagogy) is to increase the skills and competences of future workforce in the forest sector in the programme regions of South-East Finland, Leningrad and the City of St. Petersburg in Russia.

The changes in the society demand updating education and lifelong learning, which also results in a need to update the teaching and learning methods. This is required to increase the skills and competences of the forestry students to ensure that they are able to meet the needs of future working life.

The DIGIFOR project promotes eLearning methods, international cooperation and connections between working life and higher education institutions in the programme area.

Main activities

To achieve the objectives set for the project there are several activities to implement. They include that during the project we:

  • create a pedagogical methodological basis for eLearning in forest education.
  • coach the teachers to be able to use eLearning tools on their courses
  • work jointly and create eLearning study modules to be included in the courses.
  • pilot the courses which contain eLearning modules.
  • create and implement together joint massive open online courses (MOOCs).
  • establish networks between higher education institutions and working life.

 

RESULTS

The project’s international cooperation strengthens forest sector education in the programme area. This results in up-to-date and quality eLearning possibilities, developed together with working life and the partner network. Students graduating from higher educational institutions have better skills and competences than before to work in the changing operating environments of the forest sector. In addition, the partner universities and companies in the programme area network actively to develop education of the field.

More info

Kirsi Itkonen
Project Manager
+358408420623
kirsi.itkonen@xamk.fi

Facts

Digital Forest Pedagogy

01.11.2018 - 31.10.2021

Implementers

Administrator: South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences

Other partners: Saint Petersburg State Forest Technical University, Saint Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design sekä Itä-Suomen yliopisto

Fields of expertise: Forest, the environment and energy

Budget

Total budget: 691 499 €

XAMK part of the total budget: 340 197 €

Financiers and main source of funding: South-East Finland – Russia CBC 2014─2020 programme

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