Bridging school and practice

Teachers are not often using video tools in a way that would contribute to developing conceptual thinking and problem solving skills as relevant work-life competences of the knowledge worker. There is a need for e-competent teachers in utilizing e-learning with leading digital collaboration solutions. The same holds for pedagogical knowledge of designers in educational technology companies. 

Six HEIs-Teacher Education (HEIs-TE) and six Educational Technology Designers (ETDs) have been co-creating an evidence-based pedagogical model for Video-Supported Collaborative Learning. Culture for video-based e-learning and knowledge building was established through experimentation in teacher education and VET-students in practice.

ViSuAL has developed evidence-based hands-on pedagogy to utilize video-supported collaborative learning in teacher education and VET-schools. It also developed hands-on principles for a sustainable HEIs-TE and ETDs co-creation partnership. Last but not least ViSuAl developed pedagogical design principles and workable pedagogy practices for ETDs to enhance use of their products in education.

In the long run, ViSuAL was contributing to meet the modernization needs of European HEIs in advancing digital skills for learning and teaching. Due to the practical nature and provision of workable practices for transforming education, teacher will embrace the experimentations carried out in ViSuAL in local level and spread it trough their institutes. The insights gathered during the co-creation process have an impact for the innovation capacity of the companies in partnership with their stakeholders, customers and the HEIs as researchers, facilitators and design partners of the companies. The products and publications will be availabale as open source. 



ViSuAL News

The state-of-the-art review: Pedagogical models for the facilitation of teacher professional development via video-supported collaborative learning

The growing use of video technologies has revealed the need for pedagogical models to support collaborative learning as part of teacher professionalization processes. A state-of-the-art review of 120 empirical studies from 2003 to 2019 identified pedagogical models for the facilitation of teachers’ professional development via video-supported collaborative learning. Journal of Research on Technology in Education 2021, authors: Ramos et al.

Read the article

ViSuAL project's Mesh Guide

The pedagogical models outlined in this guide provide a range of examples of how videos can be used to promote active and deep learning in different subjects and to achieve different educational goals. The Guide also highlights the importance of professional agency, or professional autonomy in the making of pedagogical decisions.

Read more on Mesh Guide 

Teacher’s manual and MOOC have been bublished

Teacher's manual available online. Read the publication

Process was led by Eila Burns and Minna Koskinen from JAMK. More information about the MOOC will be updated later.

Experiences from the experiments of the ViSuAL project

You can also watch the video from here »

Activities in 2020:

Nov 17th: Webinar / inspirational workshop: Videopedagogiikkaa kehittämässä

This event was organized by JAMK University of Applied Sciences, LUT Lappeenranta University of Technology and Nordic Simulators. 

Nov 25th: ViSuAL presentation at EAPRIL online event

Insights and yield from ViSuAL (The Video Supported Collaborative Learning project): ‘Inspiration for teaching in Covid-19 era’
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2nd cycle for pilots in implementing video-supported collaborative learning -pedagogy are running in JAMK 

In Music Pedagogy by Tiina Takkinen ja Rita Varonen.
In Business Pedagogy by Anita Hukkanen and Elina Vaara.
In sustainable gastronomy by Karoliina Väisänen and Franscesca Allievi
In School of Professional Teacher Education by Eila Burns, Tuulia Kiilavuori and Markku Rissanen.

Pilots are studies by applying practice-based research -approach

led by Sirpa Laitinen-Väänänen from JAMK together with project colleagues.

Activities in 2019:

Preliminary findings have been presented in 2019 in Finland and internationally:

Project meetings 2019: 

25.-26. November 2019 meeting in Tartu, Estonia 
Read newsletter 5 for more information!  (pdf file)

June 2019 ViSuAL's Project meeting at Lahti, Finland 

Dissemination and events 2018:

  • ViSuAL-project had a presentation at the eApril Conference Nov 12-14 2018. Project presented the preliminary results from the literature review. More information about the literature review will be published later in 2019. 
  • ViSuAL-project arranged Video as a pedagogical tool -seminar in Jyväskylä, JAMK University of Applied Sciences, on 8 May 2018. 
  • Check also ViSuAL's web page: visualproject.eu
Project presentations at forum on teacher education

Eila Burns, JAMK UAS, Teacher Education

"The Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture organized a forum on teacher education on 5 April 2018 at JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland. At the forum, a so called ‘project market’ was arranged to give the floor for project providers to introduce their work. The ViSuAL-project was visually present at the market and project partners from JAMK were available to talk and answer questions posed by interested visitors."

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Eila Burns, Sirpa Laitinen-Väänänen, JAMK

"First round of experiments are almost finished. All higher education institutions from 5 different countries have been involved in piloting a number of video-based technologies."

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Articles and videos

ViSuAL project in Youtube

Watch webinars and videos about experiments on the Youtube channel

Oman opetus- ja ohjaustyön videointi:

Miten videointi taipuu reflektio-osaamisen kehittäjäksi? JAMKn tutkija-kehittäjät Sirpa Laitinen-Väänänen ja Eila Burns kirjoittavat videota hyödyntävästä pedagogisesta toimintamallista, joka toimii Visual-hankkeen opettajankoulutuksen test-bedinä. Lue artikkeli Elinikäisen ohjauksen verkkolehdessä!

ViSuAL-webinaari 26.3.2019:

JAMK Ammatillinen opettajakorkeakoulun tutkija Sirpa Laitinen-Väänänen ja opettajankouluttaja Eila Burns olivat puhumassa eOppimiskeskuksen webinaarissa ViSuAL-hankeesta ja sen kokeiluista. Esille tulivat mm. kiinnostavat tulokset videon käytöstä Tarton yliopiston pettajankoulutuksessa. Webinaarin kesto n. 30 min.
Siirry katsomaan webinaari

Video utilities and programs introduced by the Video technology companies:

Watch the videos here

ViSuAl project started! ViSuAl-hanke pyörähti käyntiin!

Hanke esillä ammatillisen opettajakorkeakoulun Hankkeissa tapahtuu -blogissa. Lue juttu

Project group in JAMK University of Applied Sciences

Sirpa Laitinen-Väänänen, Project Manager, Principal Lecturer, School of Professional Teacher Education
Eila Burns, Senior Lecturer, School of Professional Teacher Education
Minna Koskinen, Specialist, School of Professional Teacher Education
Markku Rissanen, Senior Lecturer, School of Professional Teacher Education
Karoliina Väisänen, Senior Lecturer, School of Business
Anita Hukkanen, Senior Lecturer, School of Business
Francesca Allievi, Senior Lecturer, School of Business
Elina Vaara, Senior Lecturer, School of Business
Tiina Takkinen, Visiting Lecturer, School of Health and Social Studies
Rita Varonen, Senior Lecturer, School of Health and Social Studies

In cooperation with:

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More information:

Laitinen-Väänänen Sirpa

Laitinen-Väänänen Sirpa

Johtava tutkija, Principal Researcher
AOKK T&K, Research, Development & Innovations (RDI)
Ammatillinen opettajakorkeakoulu, Professional Teacher Education
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Burns Eila

Burns Eila

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
Jatkokoulutukset, Further Education
Ammatillinen opettajakorkeakoulu, Professional Teacher Education
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