• The operation procedure regarding the ODL implementation approved by the executive council of TU.
  • Two semester M.Ed Science and two semester B.Ed Social Studies and Math programmes were also approved by the academic council with a new structure and new curricula.
  • New programmes were marketed and announced on the local radio, webpages and newspapers.
  • Information letters were shared with the district education office and the video tape was produced.
  • New programmes raised a lot of interest among potential applicants.
  • Mahendra Ratna Campus opened the new programs with the joint effort of the six campuses in January 2020.
  • The programmes in Science and Social Studies started in February 2020 with 101 students, 21% of whom were women.
  • Programmes which were opened during ToT-Nepal project phase (2015-2017) received 200 new student
  • Self-Learning Materials were produced for new ODL programmes
  • The Teachers’ Handbook were produced in order to help teacher trainers in implementation of ODL education model
  • The guidance and counselling concept and models are used in new and other programmes at TU.

Publications:

The joint publication, Achievements and Challenges of Open and Distance Learning Development in Nepal, was produced to highlight the lessons learnt, the progress made and the challenges remaining in different regions. Articles were written by all campuses, and they were reviewed by Finnish experts. https://janet.finna.fi/Record/janet.359382

Joint publication was published in March 2020: Achievements and Challenges of Open and Distance Learning Development in Nepal. Read the publication here.

TPP project's webpages: www.jamk.fi/nepal 

JAMK, network magazine article in 2019: Himalajan sylissä
Jamk.fi network magazine 1/2019 (pdf) 

Blog posts during the project: https://blogit.jamk.fi/aokkhankkeet/tag/nepal

Article: Leppänen, T. 2020. ”Pedagoginen ihme - havaintoja globaalista opettajuudesta” will be published in the JAMK publication in autumn 2020.

The evaluation report was published in December 2019.

  • All TPP project components and their impact on ODL development at TU has been evaluated in the report.
  • The main outcome is that ODL development is necessary for TU in cooperation with international partners. Cooperation in the TPP project has been smooth and essential for TU to start new programmes. However, it has also been challenging for TU to implement all international ideas and initiatives due to the different pedagogical context and fragile infrastructure. One of the most important theme has been the guidance and counselling theory and practices.