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The Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative

Finland

The FDF Shared Services Centre’s Learning (ADL) and Image Services Unit is located close to Helsinki in Taistelukoulu Garrison in Tuusula, Finland. Unit´s one sector, the Finland ADL Partnership Center was formed in 2016 and works in collaboration with Learning Environment Services (ADL). Other sectors are Learning Material Services and Defence Forces' Photographic Centre.


Learning (ADL) and Image Services Unit’s tasks are:

  • Making large scale learning material for FDF
  • Producing the FDF’s learning and communications material and managing printed material procurement and form services and further develops these functions
  • Providing guidance and advice relating to the aforementioned
  • Producing among other things teaching modules, regulations, publications and multimedia
  • Providing graphic design services
  • Maintaining and developing PVMOODLE
  • Expanding PVMOODLE's range of functions
  • Exploring the adaptability of new ADL options
  • Taking part in international cooperation (NORDEFCO ADL, NATO Training Group and ADL Initiative).

The strengths of the FDF Shared Services Centre’s Learning (ADL) and Image Services Unit are 20 learning material and pedagogical experts.

 

Mission

The mission of Learning (ADL) and Image Services Unit is to develop innovative and modern e-learning solutions, which are user-friendly, cost-effective, and compatible with other learning elements and environments.


Learning (ADL) and Image Services Unit offers services to FDF personnel, conscripts and reservists. The total number of users of these e-learning solutions is about 110,000 (at the end of 2017).


The Finland ADL Partnership Center mission is to bring best international practices in the field of ADL into the Finnish Defence Forces and offer products and pedagogical knowledge to international partners. Main areas of focus are development of e-learning solutions, innovative content production, mobile learning, gamification, training pedagogy, and emerging technology.


An image displaying a chart regarding the Learning material modules

An image displaying a chart regarding the Learning (ADL) and Image Services Unit  

Leadership

photo of Commander Petri Parviainen

Commander Petri Parviainen is the Director of the FDF Shared Services Centre’s Learning (ADL) and Image Services Unit (from the 1st of May 2018 Commander Erkki-Tapani Heinonen).


photo of Major Tuomas Tihula

Major Tuomas Tihula is the Chief of Learning Environment Services (ADL). He has been working in the field of ADL since 2006. Before that he worked as a Chief of Personnel in the Helsinki Air Defence Regiment. He received the Directorship of the Finland ADL Partnership Center in 2016.


Major Tihula has been working in the field of ADL since 2006. Before that he worked as a Chief of Personnel in the Helsinki Air Defence Regiment. He received the Directorship of the Finland ADL Partnership Center in 2016.

 

Contact

Visiting Address
FDF Shared Services Center
Rantatie 66,
Tuusula
Finland

Postal Address
FDF Shared Services Centre’s Learning (ADL) and Image Services
P.O. Box 5
FI-004401 Järvenpää
Finland

Phone
Tel: +358 299 851 600 (Parviainen/Heinonen)
Tel: +358 299 851 630 (Tihula)