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

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

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

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Recommended or required reading

Writing Guide Study Guide Learning material on itslearning and

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 10 hours
  • Small-group work - 10 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 12 hours
  • Individual studies - 30 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 53 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

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


  • Hagström Sarah
  • Levälahti Filip
  • Mannevaara Pauleen
  • Åvall Ann-Kristin


Taskinen Topi

Home page of the course

Group size

No limit (29 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2019-08-12 to 2019-09-08

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • 2016-09-30 - Reports and productions
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2019-08-29 13:30 - 15:00 B522 Introduktion till högskolestudier Skrivguiden Skrivguiden Eklund Kaj
2019-08-29 15:45 - 16:30 E383 Introduktion till högskolestudier Lärandekompetens (enkät i datorklass) Ståhl Tore
2019-09-03 14:00 - 15:00 B516 Introduktion till högskolestudier Taskinen Topi
2019-09-10 08:30 - 10:00 B522 Introduktion till högskolestudier Språkinfo Språkinfo Rancken Ulrika
2019-09-12 14:00 - 15:30 A311 Introduktion till högskolestudier Amanuensinfo Enoksson Maria

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