Skills to the Future is developing a digital learning platform to help schools to provide supplementary STEM courses in topics where they lack the resources or competence.

We think that our present education could be better. Now the content comes rather from looking in the rear mirror, than through the windshield. It should take our rapid and still accelerating transformation of daily life to a better account. We want to help the schools to provide our youth education that trends to the future as much as possible. We cannot exactly tell what skills in 10 years are needed, but we can make good guesses and at least show them in the right direction. Our obligation is to give our youth a kick and a spark starting to learn new skills for the future.

How we differentiate ourselves from the other course providers? Our 4 pillars are:

#1 The quality of pedagogy first
We align, curate, and orchestrate all our course material to achieve pedagogic competence and meet the quality req...
Skills to the Future is developing a digital learning platform to help schools to provide supplementary STEM courses in topics where they lack the resources or competence.

We think that our present education could be better. Now the content comes rather from looking in the rear mirror, than through the windshield. It should take our rapid and still accelerating transformation of daily life to a better account. We want to help the schools to provide our youth education that trends to the future as much as possible. We cannot exactly tell what skills in 10 years are needed, but we can make good guesses and at least show them in the right direction. Our obligation is to give our youth a kick and a spark starting to learn new skills for the future.

How we differentiate ourselves from the other course providers? Our 4 pillars are:

#1 The quality of pedagogy first
We align, curate, and orchestrate all our course material to achieve pedagogic competence and meet the quality requirements of the Finnish Education Standards.

#2 The how: Blended project-based learning with a flipped approach
Digital courses mostly rely only on the delivery of educational material. Our digital platform relies on blended open-ended project-based learning with a flipped approach. That means that also we deliver the educational material online but that’s only one-half of what we do. We also deliver teacher/educator lead workshops, Q&As. We want to ensure that the student really can utilize the information given and convert that to skills by practicing aka by doing homework. Just watching videos and answering some quizzes gives you the illusion you have now learned a skill!

#3 High impact needs high completion rates
By following and complying with the Finnish pedagogical guidelines we aim to raise the completion rate from Udemy like under 10% to over 80%. A raise in engagement is achieved also with help from our 4th pillar.

#4 Co-operating and collaborating with the schools
We aim to co-operate with the schools by trying to include our courses in each school’s learning curricula and embed them in the school’s teaching environment. We also aim to collaborate with schools by co-creating courses on topics they want.

Today the need for continuous learning is everywhere. Besides public schools, there are other sectors which we, for time being, want to exclude: private companies, public institutions, special interest groups, parent/child pairs, and just individuals
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Markku Porvari
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Markku Porvari CEO A senior guy with a background in CAD/CAM and some jobs including teaching