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New Opportunities of ICT

New Opportunities of ICT
  • Code: ISM4TX700
  • Extent: 5 ECTS (135 h)
  • Timing: 2nd-5th semester
  • Language: English
  • Level: Advanced professional studies
  • Type: Elective

Starting level and linkage with other courses

Belongs to Master level studies

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student

  • understand how technology and technological revolutions affect our lives
  • can identify and reflect on contemporary ICT-trends and emerging technologies
  • ability to find business opportunities and critically analyse challenges of new digital technologies
  • objective and fact-based reporting skills about digital technologies

Course contents

  • the impact of technology revolutions on businesses and human lives in general
  • various models for evaluating the maturity and adoption of new technologies
  • current ICT technology trends and emergng technologies, such as cloud computing, mobile technology, social media and big data
  • learning events include webinars, articles, books, international web conferences and seminars
  • a technology topic is reported and its business opportunities are analysed

Cooperation with the business community

Participation on public events held by companies and organisations is recommended.

International dimension

International webinars, seminars and conferences.

Teaching and learning methods

This is an online, on-demand course. No contact lessons.

  • online webinars, individually chosen seminars and other methods
  • online exams
  • discussion forum
  • analysis and reporting of a technology topic
  • the assessment of one’s own learning

Accreditation of prior learning (APL)

“Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) is the generic term used for the award of credits on the basis of demonstrated learning which has taken place in the past”. APL gives a student an opportunity to demonstrate his/her knowledge and skills. The student displays with evidence the participation on events that correspond the requirements set for this course and reports and presents the analysis result in the contact lessions. The prior learning is assessed on the scale from 1 to 5. Alternatively the student demonstrates a still valid future anticipation project with written material in which s/he has participated earlier.

Teacher(s) responsible

Mr. Jouni Soitinaho

Course materials

Webinars, articles, books, visiting lectures, international conferences and seminars, etc

Assessment criteria

  • Online exams (60%)
  • Analysis and reporting of the chosen topic (40%)
  • Active participation in the forum may raise the grade
  • Reflection of own learning and feedback for the course development may raise the grade