Valuable research-based recommendations for online teaching

Online teaching has increased due to Covid-19 but it will definitely stay as a relevant method in higher education. The doctoral thesis by Kirsi Korkealehto published in the Spring 2022 includes valuable insights and recommendations for designing online and blended courses.

Kirsi Korkealehto defended her thesis "University of applied sciences students’ perceptions on engagement and spoken interaction in blended learning language studies" on March 4, 2022. The opponent was Professor Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, The Open University, UK.

The study summarizes some relevant aspects enhancing students ' activity and engagement in online and blended settings related to pedagogical issues such as atmosphere, collaboration, course design and digital tools as well as aspects related to student' own contribution and teacher expertise.

The summary of the artcile-based dissertation is available in E-thesis at