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Landscape Geography and Collaborative Knowledge Creation, MOOC, 2023-2024

smart for good
1.9.2023 - 31.7.2024
2 ECTS credits
Continuous learning category:
Law and society, Environmental and natural sciences
Teaching format:
Independent learning, Online teaching
30 € (VAT 0%)
Jatkuva oppiminen verkkosivut

Course content:

  • Landscape
  • European Landscape Convention
  • Citizen science and citizen science technologies
  • Civic engagement
  • Collaborative knowledge creation
  • Traditional & local knowledge
  • Scenario building

Learnig outcomes: After completing the course, the student:  

  • is familiar with landscape approach    
  • recognizes the key questions concerning landscape governance, collaborative knowledge creation and civic engagement    
  • has enhanced their landscape awareness    
  • is able to manage innovative and participatory technologies supporting landscape planning    
  • is able to co-create simple scenarios for the use of landscape management

Target group: The course is open to everyone interested in landscape and regional geography.

Modes of study: Compulsory individual survey in the beginning and in the end of the course. Automatically evaluated assignments in the end of the study modules 2-5. The final assignment is evaluated by a teacher.

Teaching methods: Online studies on DigiCampus study platform (54 h).

Teacher: Minna Tanskanen

The course is available online between Sep 1st, 2023 and July 31st, 2024. More information, the description and timelines of the course can be found from Peppi study guide. In their studies, open university students must adhere to the same schedules and study modes as degree students.

Please note that there will be a break in registration due to a system change. Registration closes on Friday, Nov 17th, 2023 at 3 pm and opens again on Friday, Dec 8th, 2023 at 9 am.

Study units cost 15 € / credit. This price holds for the academic year 2023–2024.

For more information on study fees and payment and cancellation terms, please see: Registration, study fees and right to study | University of Eastern Finland ( Study right is between Sep 1st, 2023 and July 31st, 2023.

Fees for purchasing/lending literature are not covered by the University.

If you can’t identify yourself using the service or your employer would pay your tuition fee, please contact our training secretary; their contact information is below.

English-language courses are free for the 2023-2024 academic year for those with the status of temporary protection from Migri. See more on studying at UEF and registration for the course while under temporary protection here:

Irrespective of time

Register for studies

I Click the registration button on this page. You will be directed to our registration service with the study unit already selected. You can add several study units to your study cart before you continue. 

II Proceed to identify yourself using the service, fill in your personal information to the registration form, confirm your registration and pay the study fees. If you cannot use the service, please contact our training secretary, their information can be found below. 

Please note that the registration is binding. For more information on study fees and payment and cancellation terms, please see: Registration, study fees and right to study | University of Eastern Finland (

III Your registration will typically be processed in 2-5 working days. During peak registration periods, this may take up to 10 days. After this period, you will get an automatic message which includes a link to the starting instructions. Please read and follow the instructions carefully.  


If you do not have a UEF username, you will also get instructions for activating one. Access rights will be added to your username when your study right begins.  


If you can’t find these messages, remember to check your email’s trash folder, and contact the open university staff if needed. 


If your employer will pay your tuition fee, please contact our training secretary. Their contact information can be found below. 

Registration starts:
2023-08-08 09:00
Registration ends:
2024-06-17 23:59