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Maintaining Quality Online: Piloting an Online Language Course for Immigrants in Finland

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Department of Common Studies, South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, 45100 Kouvola, Finland
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Department of Common Studies, South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, 57100 Savonlinna, Finland
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Languages 2019, 4(2), 25; https://doi.org/10.3390/languages4020025
Received: 17 December 2018 / Revised: 19 April 2019 / Accepted: 20 April 2019 / Published: 22 April 2019
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Abstract

Finland’s educational system has aroused the interest of educational researchers worldwide. Teaching and learning with information and communication technologies (ICT) is one of the major methodologies in the present Finnish educational discourse. Feedback and assessment are questions of course design in online learning. This paper discusses and illustrates how to plan an online course for a higher education preparatory program in Finland by using digital methods with a focus on maintaining quality in the processes of feedback and evaluation. This paper also introduces and reflects recently published quality criteria that are recommended to be used in the design of online courses. View Full-Text
Keywords: higher education; preparatory education; immigrant; quality; feedback higher education; preparatory education; immigrant; quality; feedback
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Karttunen, M.; Juusola, S. Maintaining Quality Online: Piloting an Online Language Course for Immigrants in Finland. Languages 2019, 4, 25.

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