Distance education in optional languages
The basic education in the city of Kuopio offers online teaching in the languages that are optional. The teaching is implemented through Skype for Business. The distance education provides services especially to small schools that would not be able to form groups for A2- or B2-languages. One distance education group can include two to four different schools.
A wide range of work and evaluation methods are used in distance teaching. Especially in lower grade levels the distance education is, to a large extend, practicing learning skills. The student can be creative even with less extensive language skills. The goal is that the student can solve small problems in learning, knows how to ask for help and is able to function without a teacher´s constant presence.