Esko Lius is known for inspiring learning projects which put emphasis on learners' own activity, transformative pedagogy, and versatile tools for authentic learning. Mobile learning and BYOx model are most often employed.
He is involved in designing strategies and systems for building up the capacities of the teaching staff, and he facilitates digital strategy processes of the management – both in Finland and in international projects, e.g. in Kosovo and Egypt.
He is curious enough to ask What if… and divergent and diligent enough to find new approaches in challenging situations. He sees that the connection between formal school learning, the world outside, and learner's own interest is paramount to generate deep learning.
Recently he has been pondering (and piloting) how open digital badges may change the paradigm in recognizing competences and learning.