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Vision of Lifelong Learning in the Nordics

How can technology enable this vision?

This panel gathered Lifelong Learning (LLL) professionals across the Nordics. The discussion covered the current state of LLL and the vision for the future: needs, goals for development, collaboration, international market opportunities, etc.

It was discussed how we can excel at LLL in the Nordics and how (LMS) technology can support institutions in this field.


Get to know our panel of industry experts and their approaches for shaping lifelong learning


Tuija Arola
PhD., Development Director at Kouvoula Vocational Institute

Tuija Arola has 25 years of experience in the development of vocational education and training.
At Kouvola Vocational Institute Ltd., Eduko, Tuija Arola is responsible for pedagogical development and digital learning environments, research, development and innovation activities, quality management and international cooperation.


Magnus Nohr
Associate Professor at Østfold University College

Magnus Nohr has been teaching and researching at Østfold University College in Norway since 1996.

He is an academic administrator and teachers two MOOCs. Compared to other MOOCs in Norway, his courses (Introduction to ICT and Educational Use of ICT) have had the lowest dropout rates and generated the most ECTS credits since they started in 2014.

He is a popular teacher on Youtube and his Norwegian videos about teaching with ICT have several hundred thousand views.

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Michael Keaney
Senior Lecturer at Metropolia Business School

Michael Keaney has worked in higher education for over 30 years, 22 of whom are in Finland. 

He has extensive experience in an international collaboration involving study exchange and double degree programme design. Author of several books in the Economy field.

Topics of discussion

  • What’s the “vision” for the future?
  • Recognized needs and targets for the development
  • Collaboration
  • International market opportunities
  • What are the drivers to develop LLL program?
  • Why should we be better in LLL in the Nordics?
  • How (LMS) technology could support institutions in this field
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