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On the threshold of digitalization: Towards the high school of the future

Report on how to start planning and implementing the digitalization of high schools in Finland.

Overview

New digital study materials and learning environments offer a variety of new ways of learning to students and teachers alike. However, effective implementation of digitalization in high schools requires that the entire operating environment from the school buildings to the high school staff support the development.

In our view, the important elements supporting the digitalization of high schools include leadership, development of competence, learning to take advantage of digital content and learning environments, and the available infrastructure. We will outline an ideal state of digital learning and the preconditions for achieving it by looking closer at these elements in the On the threshold of digitalization: Towards the future high school report.

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Background

On the threshold of digitalization: Towards the high school of the future was written as part of the cooperation between Accenture and the City of Helsinki Education Department, in which Helsinki high school students are introduced to entrepreneurial mindset and work life skills. The cooperation is part of Accenture’s 25th anniversary and corporate citizenship activities in Finland. In addition to the ”Work life skills and entrepreneurial mindset” study materials produced in 2014, Accenture wants to share its insights into the opportunities digitalization creates for Finnish high schools.

Authors

Riikka Jakovuori
Riikka Jakovuori is Marketing and Communications country lead at Accenture, Finland. She has more than 10 years of experience in marketing and business development. She works with the planning and control of marketing programs supporting Accenture’s strategy and business plan. Riikka can be contacted at riikka.jakovuori@accenture.com

Marko Rauhala
Marko Rauhala is Managing Director, Health and Public Service Finland at Accenture. He has been employed by Accenture for more than 10 years, and he has mainly worked with customers from the health care sector and public services. Marko is the sponsor of collaboration between Accenture and the City of Helsinki Education Department’s Stadin eKampus program. Marko can be contacted at marko.rauhala@accenture.com

Taru Saastamoinen
Taru Saastamoinen is Management Consultant at Accenture’s Health and Public Service unit. She has almost 10 years of experience in developing competence and organizations, as well as completing major change projects. Taru worked as project manager in the collaboration between Accenture and the City of Helsinki Education Department’s Stadin eKampus program. Taru can be contacted at taru.saatamoinen@accenture.com