The course takes place in period

1 (2019-08-01 to 2019-10-27)


General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The general aim of the course is to provide the student with support and tools to purposefully and successfully study at Arcada. Part 2 (3 ECTS) ICT Driving License The aim of this course section is to guarantee each new student the opportunity to aquire the necessary ICT (Information and Communication Technology) skills for their studies.

Learning outcomes

Part 1 (2 ECTS) University studies of today At the end of the course students are expected to: - know how to use the Arcada information channels - be acquainted to his/hers studying plan, profession and reflect over what the goals of the studies are - know different tools, methods and studying forms that support outcome oriented learning - understand what autonomous learning means for the individual learning process and for the studying results - be acquainted with the ethical principles - identify his/hers qualifications in languages - be aware of the opportunities to develop language competence Part 2 (3 ECTS) ICT Driving License The learning outcomes are that you after having completed the course you have the ICT knowledge and skills necessary for successful studies and for developing your competency further. The detailed learning outcomes are published on the ICT Driving License webpage -

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 Digital literacies (online course in itslearning) 1. Digital literacies 2. Content creation 3. Information literacy 4. Communication and collaboration

Prerequisites and co-requisites


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. 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. Note the dates for Introduction days at Arcada: 24- 25.8.2012

Recommended or required reading

Part 1 (2 ECTS) University studies of today Writing Guide Study Guide Part 2 (3 ECTS) Digital literacies and itslearning

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 10 hours
  • Small-group work - 10 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 10 hours
  • Individual studies - 30 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 53 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

Exams (written-, oral-, home-)

Assessment requirements

Part 1 (2 ECTS) University studies of today Active participation in lessons and tutorials, the participation is shown in a learning diary. Part 2 (3 ECTS) Digital literacies Pass all mandatory tasks in itslearning


  • Brantberg Bettina
  • Cederberg Arla
  • Hagström Sarah
  • Levälahti Filip
  • Sigfrids Ingmar
  • Söderström Eivor
  • Åvall Ann-Kristin


Sigfrids Ingmar

Home page of the course

Group size

No limit (61 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

Höst Lärdagbok för del 1 inlämnas inom period 1.

Course enrolment period

2019-08-12 to 2019-09-08

Assessment methods

Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2019-08-28 09:15 - 11:00 D173 Introduktion till högskolestudier PBL-introduktion Arell-Sundberg Marina
Brantberg Bettina
Sigfrids Ingmar
2019-08-30 16:30 - 17:00 B522 Introduktion till högskolestudier Lärarna presenterar sig Brantberg Bettina
Cederberg Arla
Kiukas Carina
Lohi Noora
Sigfrids Ingmar
Söderström Eivor
2019-08-30 17:00 - 18:00 B522 Introduktion till högskolestudier Enoksson Maria
2019-08-30 18:00 - 20:30 B522 Introduktion till högskolestudier Introdukton till studierna på Arcada -Flexibla studier på Arcada -Arbs, Asta och Itslearning -PBL Introduktion Brantberg Bettina
Sigfrids Ingmar
2019-08-31 12:30 - 14:00 E385 Introduktion till högskolestudier Brantberg Bettina
Virmalainen Aki
2019-09-02 09:15 - 10:00 E385 Lärandekompetens 19SO-bas 1-5 (enkät i datorklass) Ståhl Tore
2019-09-04 12:00 - 13:30 B320 Introduktion till högskolestudier Amanuensinfo Enoksson Maria
2019-09-05 10:15 - 11:45 B522 Introduktion till högskolestudier Skrivguiden Språkinfo Sandell Magdalena
2019-09-11 10:30 - 12:00 A311 Introduktion till högskolestudier Språkinfo Rancken Ulrika
2019-09-20 16:30 - 17:00 D4106 Introduktion till högskolestudier Träff med prefekt Carina Kiukas Kiukas Carina
2019-09-20 17:00 - 18:30 D4106 Introduktion till högskolestudier Sandell Magdalena
2019-09-25 14:15 - 15:30 B320 Introduktion till högskolestudier Sigfrids Ingmar

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