EdVisto’s New Collaboration Features Help Teachers in the Digital Leap
The provider of video storytelling as a teaching method, EdVisto 2.0, started its launch tour at Lauttasaari international business high school on October 3, 2016. The tour kickoff was hosted and assisted by the company’s multinational team, international students from Haaga-Helia and Chinese exchange students from Beijing. The EdVisto Road Show plans to visit 10 Finnish schools during the autumn to present the effective and fun way of learning with the new features of EdVisto.
HELSINKI, November 1, 2016 – During the launch tour that started in October, EdVisto releases its 2.0 version that captures the entire learning process. The tour aims at showcasing how video storytelling can be used in teaching, promoting genuine interaction, collaborative creation and learning together in line with the objectives of the new Finnish core curriculum. The theme of the tour is “Know your skills” which highlights the active role of students as content creators as well as learning as interaction. This happens by focusing on their strengths and inspiring them through communal storytelling.
During the kick off event at Lauttasaari, the students got acquainted with EdVisto at the demo points in the lobby, they registered to the service and tried out video creation with their devices. The students reflected their own skills on the video and told that they liked project based learning, in particular for the reason that by this way you get to do the cooperation. The first event of the tour was attended by a total of about 200 persons, of whom 122 registered to EdVisto during the demo day. Along with the highschool students, a group of upper secondary school students got inspired of creating video stories in the lobby. Also the group of Chinese exchange students started their video project at the event.
Director of the international program at Lauttasaari international business highschool, Mia-Stiina Heikkala, says: “Project- and teamwork skills are study- and worklife skills that have been named as part of the most important skills to learn in our school, together with interaction- and communication skills. We started our collaboration with the digital storytelling platform, EdVisto, last spring. We tested the application during our study trip to Stockholm, where we got to know different companies and business promoters, such as chamber of commerce and the Stockholm School of Economics. We are now trying to expand the use of EdVisto with several teachers.”
EdVisto has also visited Omnia Espoo, Tapiola high school, two primary schools in Hattula and Haaga-Helia Porvoo, during October. Joni AlWindi, the CEO of EdVisto, says: “We are getting more and more confirmation about the need for this type of solution, where the focus is on cooperation and ease of use. EdVisto’s continued emphasis on these features in the new version has received good feedback. The challenge with taking the new curriculum and new teaching methods into action is that the teacher’s new role requires plenty of guidance. The EdVisto school tour has given us a chance to develop our teacher training offering further by hearing concrete challenges from teachers’ everyday life.”
The tour proceeds next to Tampere in early November. More information about the tour and EdVisto in the address: www.edvisto.com/roadshow
Joni AlWindi, CEO
Phone: +358 458 440 044
Press kit: www.edvisto.com/press
EdVisto’s video story about the event is found here: EdVisto Lauttasaaren Kansainvälisen liiketoiminnan lukiossa