EdMedia Best Practices Session: Micro-revolutions in the open networks of teachers in Finland
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology
Tampere, Finland | June 23-26, 2014
The EdMedia World Conference on Educational Media and Technology is an international conference, organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
This annual conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the discussion and exchange of information on the research, development, and applications on all topics related to multimedia, hypermedia and telecommunications/distance education.
Best Practices Session
Micro-revolutions in the open networks of teachers in Finland
Thu, Jun. 26 11:35 AM-11:55 AM
Anne Rongas, Association of Finnish eLearning Centre, Finland
Anu Konkarikoski, Tavastia Vocational College, Finland
Kaisa Honkonen-Ratinen, Association of Finnish eLearning Centre, Finland
Social media has opened the gateway to new types of learning communities. Educators in Finland have found this power of social media. The small linguistic region and uniform way of working are made into assets. Social media and the accompanying opportunity to innovate in communities of practice across organisational boundaries are at the core of their activity. Many teacher-networks, founded on voluntary activity, implement reforms both in pedagogical practices and social activities. The driving forces include the development work that takes place among peers and their learning from one another. We have good reason to speak of micro-revolutions.