The course takes place in period

  • 1 (2021-08-01 to 2021-10-24)
  • 2 (2021-10-25 to 2021-12-31)

Level/category

General studies

Teaching language

English

Type of course

Compulsory

Cycle/level of course

First

Recommended year of study

1

Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

To support the student to purposefully,
responsibly and
successfully be able to study at Arcada and get
a foundation
for his/hers career building.

Following generic competences are emphasized in
the course:

  • Learning competence
  • Digital literacy
  • Global competence
  • Ethical competence
  • Communicative and social competence

Learning outcomes

Learning competence

  • To have a realistic understanding of the own
    higher education learning and the importance of
    lifelong learning
  • To know about different tools, methods and
    study
    activities that supports a target-oriented
    learning
  • To understand the importance of collaboration
    for
    better learning
  • To be familiar with your studies and reflect
    upon
    the objectives of your studies
  • To be familiar with your profession and get
    an
    insight in the knowledge, skills and attitudes
    needed in your professional life.

Digital literacy

  • To understand the importance of developing
    your
    digital competence and information competence
  • To get the skills to independently solve
    issues
    concerning digital information, communication
    and
    content creation
  • To master the most basic digital tools and
    function so that you can be able to study,
    communicate and create digital content

Global competence

  • To be open minded and see the strength of
    cultural
    diversity

Ethical competence

  • To integrate ethical principles of good
    scientific
    practice in the studies at Arcada

Communicative and social competence

  • To be able to share insights with others and
    argue
    for their opinions
  • To use the writing guide in written work

Course contents

Part 1 (2 ECTS) University studies of today

Group tutorials with tutoring teacher
Orientation in studies with Study Counselor
Language support and mapping of language
qualifications
Contents and goal with studies
Multicultural studies

Part 2 (3 ECTS) Digital literacies (online
course in
itslearning)

  1. Digital literacies
  2. Content creation
  3. Information literacy
  4. Communication and collaboration

Prerequisites and co-requisites

None

Additional information

Participating in a preparation seminar prior to
the examination seminar is mandatory.
Both course parts - University studies of today
and ICT Driving License - must be passed during
the academic year. The course parts are
registered in one single grade corresponding 5
cr. There are separate course areas for the
course parts on itslearning.

Part 2: Digital literacies is an online course.
Every week
new tasks will appear. We also offer dropin if
needed.
More information in itslearning.

Recommended or required reading

Part 1 (2 ECTS) University studies of today
Writing Guide
Study Guide
Scientific Writing

Part 2 (3 ECTS) Digital literacies
ict.arcada.fi and itslearning

Study activities

  • Lectures - 0 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 0 hours
  • Small-group work - 0 hours
  • Individual studies - 0 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 0 hours
  • Seminars - 0 hours

Workload

  • Total workload of the course: 0 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 0 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Part 1 (2 ECTS) University studies of today
Active participation in lessons, seminars
(International week) and tutorials.
Participation is shown in a learning diary
handed in
by each student.

Part 2 (3 ECTS) Digital literacies
Pass all mandatory tasks in itslearning

Teacher

  • Gray Pamela
  • Levälahti Filip
  • Ray Jan-Anders
  • Åkermarck Erica
  • Sjölund Terese

Examiner

Gray Pamela

Group size

No limit (34 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2021-08-09 to 2021-09-05

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2021-08-24 09:00 - 15:00 F249 Introduction to University Studies Introduction day - WELCOME TO ARCADA Erica Åkermarck is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://arcada.zoom.us/j/68321492527?from=addon Meeting ID: 683 2149 2527 Join by SIP 68321492527@109.105.112.236 68321492527@109.105.112.235 Join by H.323 109.105.112.236 109.105.112.235 Meeting ID: 683 2149 2527 Eronen Lotta
Gray Pamela
Mannevaara Pauleen
Sjölund Terese
Åkermarck Erica
2021-08-25 09:00 - 16:00 Introduction to University Studies Introduction day - WELCOME TO DIAK Åkermarck Erica
2021-08-27 13:00 - 14:00 Living and studying in Finland Living and studying in Finland for international students Join Zoom Meeting https://arcada.zoom.us/j/61715411709 Meeting ID: 617 1541 1709 Join by SIP 61715411709@109.105.112.236 61715411709@109.105.112.235 Join by H.323 109.105.112.236 109.105.112.235 Meeting ID: 617 1541 1709 Mustasilta Elina
Smirnova Elena
2021-08-27 14:15 - 15:00 RPL & Accreditation information This information session is for you that have an degree from before and wnat to apply for accreditation. The session will be held in Collaboration  Erica Åkermarck is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://arcada.zoom.us/j/68897607707?from=addon Meeting ID: 688 9760 7707 Join by SIP 68897607707@109.105.112.236 68897607707@109.105.112.235 Join by H.323 109.105.112.236 109.105.112.235 Meeting ID: 688 9760 7707 Åkermarck Erica
2021-08-30 12:45 - 14:45 Introduction to University Studies ONLINE; zoom-link will be published on itslearning. Ray Jan-Anders
2021-09-01 09:00 - 10:00 Global Competences Global Competences/soft skills make you attractive in the future job market, as these are sought after by employers and prepare you for continuous learning. Join Zoom Meeting https://arcada.zoom.us/j/65601539963?pwd=dXBoaFFMazFSOWZXZDVmdmR6bEdnZz09 Meeting ID: 656 0153 9963 Passcode: 856985 Join by SIP 65601539963@109.105.112.236 65601539963@109.105.112.235 Slotte Sandra
2021-09-02 12:45 - 13:45 Introduction to University Studies Student Welfare both Arcada and Diak ONLINE https://arcada.zoom.us/j/62310277459 Höglund Maria
Kalland Astrid
2021-09-02 14:00 - 15:00 Tutor session with Sonja, Kristiina, Erica and Pamela Erica Åkermarck is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://arcada.zoom.us/j/62192892801?from=addon Meeting ID: 621 9289 2801 Join by SIP 62192892801@109.105.112.236 62192892801@109.105.112.235 Join by H.323 109.105.112.236 109.105.112.235 Meeting ID: 621 9289 2801 Gray Pamela
Åkermarck Erica
2021-09-03 09:00 - 09:45 Introduction to University Studies Languge information Ulrika Rancken is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://arcada.zoom.us/j/61196889130?from=addon Meeting ID: 611 9688 9130 Join by SIP 61196889130@109.105.112.236 61196889130@109.105.112.235 Join by H.323 109.105.112.236 109.105.112.235 Meeting ID: 611 9688 9130 Herva Marja
Rancken Ulrika
2021-09-03 10:00 - 12:00 Introduction to University Studies Library information - Online
2021-09-03 13:15 - 14:45 Self-help and study skills This session is for both Arcada-Diak students and Top-Up students. It will be held online. Join Zoom Meeting https://arcada.zoom.us/j/63947265399?from=addon Kalland Astrid
Nyström Erika
2021-09-08 13:00 - 15:00 Introduction to University Studies ONLINE; zoom-link will be published on itslearning. Ray Jan-Anders
2021-09-09 14:00 - 15:00 Tutor session with Sonja, Kristiina, Erica and Pamela Erica Åkermarck is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://arcada.zoom.us/j/61743904459?from=addon Meeting ID: 617 4390 4459 Join by SIP 61743904459@109.105.112.236 61743904459@109.105.112.235 Join by H.323 109.105.112.236 109.105.112.235 Meeting ID: 617 4390 4459 Gray Pamela
Åkermarck Erica
2021-09-16 14:00 - 15:00 Tutor session with Sonja, Kristiina, Erica and Pamela Erica Åkermarck is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://arcada.zoom.us/j/67972039273?from=addon Meeting ID: 679 7203 9273 Join by SIP 67972039273@109.105.112.236 67972039273@109.105.112.235 Join by H.323 109.105.112.236 109.105.112.235 Meeting ID: 679 7203 9273 Gray Pamela
Åkermarck Erica
2021-09-23 14:00 - 15:00 Tutor session with Sonja, Kristiina, Erica and Pamela Erica Åkermarck is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://arcada.zoom.us/j/67946551030?from=addon Meeting ID: 679 4655 1030 Join by SIP 67946551030@109.105.112.236 67946551030@109.105.112.235 Join by H.323 109.105.112.236 109.105.112.235 Meeting ID: 679 4655 1030 Gray Pamela
Åkermarck Erica
2021-10-07 13:00 - 14:45 B518 Tutor session with Sonja, Kristiina, Erica and Pamela Erica Åkermarck is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://arcada.zoom.us/j/63699988491?from=addon Meeting ID: 636 9998 8491 Join by SIP 63699988491@109.105.112.236 63699988491@109.105.112.235 Join by H.323 109.105.112.236 109.105.112.235 Meeting ID: 636 9998 8491 Gray Pamela
Åkermarck Erica
2021-12-02 14:00 - 15:30 Tutor session with Sonja, Kristiina, Therese and Pamela Gray Pamela
Pihlström Therese
Åkermarck Erica

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