Postcard from Olomouc

Left to right: Tuomo Joronen, Jarno Tolonen, Sohvi Sirkesalo, Cai Melakoski and
Ari Närhi in front of the Palacký University

Happy regards from the magnificent city of Olomouc (first mentioned 1017), Moravia, eastern part of the Czech Republic. Olomouc has some 100 000 inhabitants, 25 000 of them are students of the oldest university in Moravia, second oldest in Czech Republic, the Palacký University.

Olomouc is also the Czech Twin City  of the City of Tampere.

We have spent three days here participating in the DETVET (Development of Educational Techniques in Vocational Education and Training) EU Leonardo da Vinci Programme funded partnership project meeting. Our input to the project is our expertise in implementing Social Media in education.

We will host the last DETVET project meeting in Tampere in May. The partners are from the Czech Republic, Denmark, Italy, Lithuania and Sweden.

We = Jarno Tolonen from the Educational Technology Center of Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) and the rest of us lecturers of TAMK Degree Programme in Media.

DETVET sightseeing in Olomouc. In the background The Holy Trinity Column,
a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Cai Melakoski


Palacký University