Revista Egitania Sciencia - Volume 10 | ARTICLE

Title: THE KEVER E-JOURNAL IN FINNISH PRACTICAL ORIENTED HIGHER EDUCATION 2002 - 2009

Author: Kantola Mauri (mauri.kantola@turkuamk.fi) e Friman Mervi (mervi.friman@hamk.fi)

Publication: Revista Egitania Sciencia - Volume 10

Abstract:
The purpose of our paper is to study the history and challenges of the Kever eJournal, one of the networked activities of Finnish Universities of applied sciences. Both the eJournal and the network producing the eJournal, reflect the development process of practical oriented higher education reform in Finland. Our study was carried out mainly by analysing the eJournal contents, magnitudes and themes with the permission of the Rectors' Conference of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences, the board of the eJournal and writers. The eJournal articles and other material are freely available on the open access platform. Additionally, we carried out expert interviews and also used our own observations about the development process of the eJournal. The contents of the publication have mainly followed the main issues of the national discussion of the higher education development. The history of eJournal and the collaboration network document the life and turbulence of Finnish higher education under the pressures and challenges of higher education reform. The eJournal process has promoted a new value base: the open-minded attitudes in sharing knowledge and experience, shared support for research and development projects and fresh new educational openings.

Keywords: e-journal, higher education, universities of applied sciences, networks, open access journals




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