Education goes Accessible 2014 symposium, January 9th 2014
Thank you for joining us for a nice day at Otakaari 1 premises to
Co-create educational services
Improve existing processes
Develope novel ideas about teaching, research and societal impact
Promote good relations and equality in Aalto University!
>> Webcasting by ACP at 9-10: https://adobeconnect.aalto.fi/educationgoesaccessible/
>> Enrol - Ilmoittaudu (closed)
Important Dates were
Enrolment for Education goes Accessible 2014closed Call for workshop proposals until November 30th, 2013(30.11.2013)
- Final programme on December 6th, 2013 (6.12.2013)
EgA 2014 on January 9th, 2014 (9.1.2014)See you next year!
Read this document and make comments on your workshop page, please.
Aalto University implementation plan for accessible learning is based on the Aalto University strategy and general policies on accessible learning, enabling environment and open access. The plan provides a detailed description of the measures to be taken to reach our goal of equal and accessible learning. The measures and the monitoring of their implementation have been agreed upon in an annual meeting between the service units of the university.
The Aalto University services support high-quality research and teaching and promote a learning-centred operating culture accessible for every member of our community. Accessibility awareness should be essential part of our shared knowledge among faculty and staff. Members of the university community are encouraged to look at the Aalto studying or research environment from a broad perspective to recognise any barriers: in addition to physical barriers, it is important to be aware of the challenges associated with different ways of learning or teaching and with attitudes, which may accumulate to form barriers to learning.
Education goes Accessible 2014 symposium is for learning, sharing and innovating best practices to promote equality and diversity at Aalto University. We will learn the opportunities offered by the blended learning environments of Aalto University. The goal is to provide the teachers with a good general knowledge of the benefits of blended learning environments and teaching methods and to train them in referring the students for the university services they need.
The specifications and improvements to the implementation plan will be made in collaboration with the experts of the Aalto schools by charting best practices in the workshops and putting them later to use in a manner suitable for each school.
Enabling Aalto environment
The enabling environment framework focuses on service and management actions, such as equality, fairness, removal of technical, legal and administrative barriers to knowledge building, sound economic policy and transparency, all of which create an environment conducive to effective use of resources and available technology.
The 'enabling environment' framework improves the development of accessibility in environmentally sound technologies. Building the enabling Aalto environment means continuous identification and removal of seen and unseen barriers at each level of our daily activities.
8.30 Registration by the H304, 3rd floor, Otakaari 1, Aalto University
- Morning coffee at your own cost at the restaurant Silinteri, 2nd floor
- Please note, that any kind of beverage or food is not allowed in H304!
Webcasting by ACP at 9-10: https://adobeconnect.aalto.fi/educationgoesaccessible/
9.00 Welcome! Martti Raevaara / Vice President, Aalto University
9.10 Keynote 1, Risto Nieminen / Dean, Aalto SCI
- Communication in science.
9.30 Keynote 2, Erja Heikkinen / Counselor of Education, Ministry of Education
- Higher Education Institutions as Change Agents.
- Erja Heikkisen esitys Turun yliopiston "Osaaminen tietoyhteiskunnassa - korkeakoulujen rooli" -seminaarissa 5.9.2013 (in Finnish) "Korkeakoulujen yhteiskunnallinen vuorovaikutus ja yhteiskuntavastuu"
10.15 Workshops begin
Lunch (decided by workshops: Moderators know the available restaurants)
- Silinteri, Aalto SCI, Otakaari 1
- Alvari, Aalto SCI, Otakaari 1
- Kvarkki, Aalto SCI, Otakaari 3
- Dipoli Buffet, Otakaari 24
Workshops continue until 13.30
14.30 Keynote 3, Panu Artemjeff / Ministry of the Interior, Good Relations project
16.15 Concluding discussion: How to continue?
16.45 Closing remarks by Martti Raevaara and Antti Raike
Contribute after the symposium: Comment your workshop