The courses of the open university of the University of Eastern Finland are open to everyone, regardless of their background or basic education. To help the victims of the war in Ukraine, we offer them what we can: study opportunities. All of our English-taught courses are free of charge until 31.7.2023.
If you are interested, please send a message to our general study guidance e-mail: email@example.com. It is now late in the semester, so the courses we can offer right now are limited. This list will be updated later to include courses starting in the fall.
- Climate Change -eLearning (2 ECTS credits, registration ends 30.6.)
"After passing this course the student understands main basic knowledge about climate change as a scientific phenomenon, as well as about mitigating it and adapting to it. The student understands the basics of how climate functions and is able to define causes and consequences of climate change. The student can explain what measures can be taken to mitigate climate change and how it is possible to adapt to it. The student is able to look at climate change from various perspectives and make connections between the environment, the economy and different parts of society."
Taught by Jorma Joutsensaari. Online studies; learning diary and multiple-choice questions.
- Results and Experiences of Community Intervention Programmes (2 ECTS credits, registration ends 15.7.)
"Planning and implementation of community intervention, e.g. the North Karelia Project. (Puska and others, The North Karelia project: From North Karelia to National Action. Helsinki University Printing House 2009.)"
Taught by Tiina Rissanen. Online work and reading diary.
- Strategic Management (6 ECTS credits, registration ends 23.5.)
"The student can (1) describe the basic concepts, tools and foundations of strategic management, (2) apply appropriate strategic management concepts and tools to business cases, (3) define and apply the tools and techniques of strategic analysis, (4) identify and describe the challenges and opportunities of sustainable business for entrepreneurship and innovation."
Taught by Subhanjan Sengupta. Online assignments and independent study.
- Introduction to Finnish Health and Social Services System (5 ECTS credits, registration ends 30.6.)
"After completing this course, the student understands the principles of organizing, funding and providing health and social services in Finland achieves abilities to know and understand the knowledge on the future trends and reforms."
Taught by Minna Kaarakainen. Online group discussions and group/individual assignments.
- The Principles of Digital Pedagogy in Instruction and Teaching (2 ECTS credits, MOOC)
"The Principles of Digital Pedagogy in Instruction and Teaching study unit includes exploring six modules based on the framework for the digital competence of educators produced by the European Commission. See the DigCompEdu framework (Redecker 2017). The modules are formed based on 22 competence areas and widely describe the professional activities of educators, the digital pedagogical content of teaching and learning, and enhancing digital competence among learners."
Online course at DigiCampus.
If you are interested, please send a message to our general study guidance e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our general study guidance and counselling is provided by Tiina Juurela, Terhi Keltanen, Marika Thure, Leila Saramäki and Ina Grönlund. In subject-specific questions, they will draw in each subject’s coordinator. Study guidance is provided online (Teams or Zoom), by telephone, e-mail, or on-campus at Joensuu or Kuopio.
We know your situation right now is difficult. Please contact us to work out what we can do to help you.