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

The general aim of the course is to provide the
student with support and tools to purposefully
and successfully study at Arcada.
The student knows how to use modern IT software.

Learning outcomes

-To have a realistic idea about the own higher
education learning and the importance of life
long
learning
-To know different tools, methods and study
activities that support purposeful learning
-To understand the importance of collaboration
for
better learning
-To know the own study plan and to be able to
reflect upon the goals of studying
-To know the own profession and to gain an
insight
into knowledge, skills and attitudes needed in
the
professional life

  • use a spreadsheet program efficiently
  • Successful word processing
  • plan, create digital graphics
  • build a relational database system with
    products, clients and invoices.

Course contents

Part 1 (2 ECTS)Academic studies for tomorrow's
workplace.

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

Previous course names

None

Additional information

Sometimes sessions are divided into Swedish and
English
sessions. More information about this during
the first
session.

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

Is in itslearning

Study activities

  • Lectures - 30 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 25 hours
  • Practical exercises - 20 hours
  • Individual studies - 25 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 35 hours

Workload

  • 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-)
  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

The assignments must be passed.

Teacher

  • Ekström Mia
  • Hagström Sarah
  • Hongell Linn
  • Levälahti Filip
  • Nyberg Janne
  • Ray Jan-Anders
  • Åvall Ann-Kristin
  • Uusitalo Daniel

Examiner

Nyberg Jan

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

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

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