Aalto Online Learning - Online Hybrid Lab

Online Hybrid Lab is a collective of professionals, scientists and educators who design and help to implement production models to boost blended teaching and learning experiences at Aalto University. We offer help with MOOCs development, video production of educational content, 360° / VR environment production and educational games.

360 camera closeup with a blurred background, photo taken by Valeria Azovskaya outdoor at Aalto campus, August 2022

360° learning environment guide

360° environments are something that anyone can use in their educational practices to make learning alluring and engaging. This page gives you all the necessary fundamentals you need to get started with your 360° environment. Read, learn more about it and contact us for further discussion!

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Game production pipeline

Looking to develop your own educational game within Aalto? Come to talk with us! Online Hybrid Lab offers support in educational game production.

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Filming. Image by Unto Rautio.

Video-production pipeline

If you design an online course that contains videos, this section is for you. We go through the essential processes to support your video planning and production with practical advice and proven practices that help you to get the desired outcome.

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What can we do for you?

  • We advise on funding opportunities for the online development of Aalto University programs and courses with high potential.
  • We provide a hands-on help with your production process.
  • We assist with the development and help to find the right partner for your project.

Get in touch with us about possible funding for online learning development, discuss your action plan and get the support of the promising initiative.

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Latest news

Incremental Sheet Forming, contents and pedagogical approaches for online teaching & learning by Prof. Beartiz Silva

The webinar focus is the application of Incremental Forming of metals and polymers, including the variants of the process, formability, modelling and applications. We also will discuss online teaching and learning aspects of such processes.

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Prototyping Games for the Online Hybrid Lab's Game Production Pipeline - Read our latest research for the FDG '23 Conference.

Participants from the Online Hybrid Lab presented insights into the development of academic games for the FDG Conference in Portugal.

Accessibility guidelines for 360° learning spaces in 3DVista

360° online learning environments that built in 3DVista might be challenging to access for people with some health conditions or impairments. These guidelines support authors in getting the best from the platform as of today.

A construction site of the tram stop near Väre building in Otaniemi campus_photo by Mikko Raskinen, winter 2022.

Aalto University launches new MOOC "Art of Living" by Frank Martela

This new massive open online course on how to live a good life is lectured by Ph.D., university lecturer Frank Martela. The course is produced by the Oasis of Radical Wellbeing project and it is part of Aalto’s lifewide learning portfolio. The course was launched on May 30th, 2023

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External partners and internal Aalto units developing and supporting online and hybrid learning:

Online and hybrid collaborative tools for working and teaching:

Photo of students studying, Otaniemi campus.

Learning digital toolbox for teachers (external link)

This online repository contains the elements involved in creating joint online courses, including a technology toolbox, good online teaching practices, and a compilation of activities suitable for an online environment. This digital toolbox is a product of the Joint Programs: Embedding Virtual Exchange, or JPROV, Project, as part of the Erasmus+ Knowledge alliance, Unite! Explore all the different tools and submit your own!

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Collaboration tools for hybrid way of working (external link)

Collection of digital collaboration tools for Aalto community

Remote research

IT services for research and creative practices - remote tool collection

Instructions and tips for remote research and creative practices.


Meet our team

 Tomi Kauppinen

Tomi Kauppinen

Head, Aalto Online Learning - Online Hybrid Lab
 Taija Votkin

Taija Votkin

Specialist, Online Learning and 360° Learning Environments
 David Derichs

David Derichs

Project Lead, 360 and VR Content
 Valeria Azovskaya

Valeria Azovskaya

Specialist, user experience design, online education

Edward Morrell

Game Researcher, Design and Development
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