FITech publishes two MOOCs under the theme of lifewide learning
FITech has offered selected studies from all Finnish technical universities in free of charge for all permanent residents of Finland since 2019. During this time it has come clear that these studies that were originally meant for degree students don't necessarily fit the needs of those already in working life. The FITech course offering has been made more approachable by offering more online courses, cutting bigger courses into smaller units, and putting more and more effort into entry-level MOOCs. However, the courses don't seem to be fitting into the everyday working life.
"In our discussions with learners and employers, we discovered that the starting point is still too difficult. FITech study offering focuses on technology courses. Even though many of them are beginner-level, it is not that simple to dive right into the topic. While degree studies have orientation periods and training days have warm-ups, why should adult learners have to get along without any assistance?" says Akseli Huhtanen, who coordinated the MOOC project.
Please note that the content of the courses is in Finnish.
This course is for everyone who want to learn something new alongside work. The course is built first of all to make it easier to access the lifewide learning study offering of Finnish universities.
The course suits you well if
- You are wondering where and how to start lifewide learning
- Some time has passed since your last studies and you want to freshen up your learning skills
- You are planning new things for your career (changes in job description, career change etc.)
- You are interested in studying in a university
The course is meant for supervisors, managers and HR who are in charge of updating of the personnel’s competence. The course gives an overview on what learning is in organisations today and helps to utilize the open study offering of universities.
The course suits you well if you
- Work as a team leader, supervisor on in HR
- Need tools to promote learning in your organisation
- Want to understand what is happening in modern organisational learning
- Want to better connect educational and learning processes to organisation's leadership
Both courses are designed around specialist videos and compact content that can be studied in small pieces. We have gathered along some amazing experts such as post-doctoral researcher Frank Martela, university lecturer and researcher Hertta Vuorenmaa, professor of practice Lauri Järvilehto and Mimmit koodaa (Girls who code) programme coordinator Milja Köpsi.
You can study both courses online, on your own pace. After completing the course, you will get a course certificate, a digital badge and can register 1 ECTS per course by Aalto University. The courses are independent from each other.
The courses can be found from the Lifewide learning website as well as all other Aalto University courses offered free of charge through FITech.