WEBINAR: Blended Learning

Pedagogical Tips for Distance Teaching / Learning

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 2 – 3 pm CEST

Worlddidac & Arctic Education Forum joint webinars are targeted at all education enthusiast around the world.

The main topic of the first webinar on 25 June 2020 will be blended learning, focusing on the effects of the pandemic. The event will offer the audience both recent insights and pedagogical tips for online teaching and learning assessment.


The Finnish education system is ranked as one of the best in the world. During the Arctic Education Forum events and webinars, you can explore the Finnish education and the aspects that make it truly outstanding.

In 2020, we are focusing on competences for life. Topics such as blended learning, young people’s wellbeing and learning assessment will be covered.

PINO Network

The Oulu Region, in Northern Finland, offers a great variety of high-quality products and solutions for better learning. PINO Network has been set up to showcase the overall offering in the field of education.

We help companies and organisations to widen their global reach. The acronym PINO comes from the Finnish words “Pohjoisen Innovaatiot” which means “Northern innovations”. In Finnish “pino” also means a stack of things.

The PINO Network has been established within three regional EU-funded projects: The Kaakao and Kookos projects are financed by the Council of Oulu Region and the European Regional Development Fund and the third project Kahvi is financed by the Centre for Economic Development and the European Social Fund.



Mr. Markus Packalen is a Finnish classroom teacher, currently working for award-winning formative assessment tool Qridi. Mr. Packalen is known for developing a Technology Education Class study program in Rajakylä Elementary School, Oulu. He is a true believer of high-quality education and its power to free human potential everywhere.

Topic: General guidelines for student assessment in Finland: recent changes in the Finnish curriculum and lessons from the COVID 19 time

Mr. Janne Länsitie works as a senior lecturer of professional teacher education in Oulu University of Applied Sciences. He’s specialized in communication sciences, learning technologies, drama pedagogy and competence-based education. In his doctoral studies, he is researching video pedagogy in teacher training.

Topic: Teaching the teachers – blended learning practices of personalized study plan and competence-based curriculum

Dr. Jarmo Paloniemi, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D), is the principal of Educational Consortium OSAO (VET), which has 10 000 students. Mr. Paloniemi has 26 years’ experience of working among Finnish education system.

Topic: On-the-job-learning

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