The course takes place in period

  • 1 (2020-08-01 to 2020-10-25)
  • 2 (2020-10-26 to 2020-12-31)


General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of this course is that you acquire
competencies that will help you to study
independently and successfully at Arcada, and
in your career management.

During the course we emphasize the following
*learning competencies
*digital competencies
*information literacy
*communication competencies

Learning outcomes

Learning competencies
*You create a realistic understanding of the
requirements of
studying at university level
*You learn to use different approaches and
strategies to
develop your learning skills
*You learn how to be self-directed, i.e. to
without external
reminders or control, be able to organize and
motivation for your studies and to take
responsibility for
getting started and following through matters
yourself and your studies
*You are familiar with the meaning of lifelong
learning in
relation to your career management
*You know what kind of support and service

Digital competencies
*You get an idea of what digital competence
and the
importance of developing the competence during
your studies
*You develop the ability to independently solve
problems and
challenges you face regarding digital
communication and production
*You learn how to master the most basic tools
features for
study, communication and content creation
yours studies

Information literacy
*You will be acquainted with Arcada's library
learn the
basics of information retrieval to
search for
reliable scientific information and literature
for your
studies, e.g. course books and scientific
articles in the field
of study.
*You gain skills in how to evaluate and use the
information you
find, e.g. how to refer to literature and
research in your work
without risking violation or plagiarism.

Communication competencies
*You are introduced to scientific writing
*You are introduced to Arcada?s writing guide

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 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

Course contents such as articles and movies
Kopiraittila Academy
Arcada?s webpages

Study activities

  • Lectures - 9 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 126 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-)

Assessment requirements

Self-directed studying
Tests and assignments
Reflection tasks and diary
Class meetings


  • Hagström Sarah
  • Levälahti Filip
  • Sandell Magdalena


Savolainen Jari

Group size

No limit (35 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course


Course enrolment period

2020-08-10 to 2020-09-06

Assessment methods

Date of examination will be announced later - Exams

Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2020-08-24 09:00 - 11:00 Välkommen till Arcada Zoom länk: 09:00-09:30 Välkommen till Arcada 09:30 - 11:00 Praktisk information inför studiestarten Appelroth Maria
Carstens Laura
Ekman Petra
Ericsson Christoffer
Karbin Daniela
Mannevaara Pauleen
Niemi Annika
Nyberg Anu
Savolainen Jari
Silfver Jessica
Sjölund Terese
Skogster Annika
Stenbäck Pernilla
Stockmann-Broo Christine
Tana Jonas
Åkermarck Erica
2020-08-24 12:00 - 14:00 B518 Lär känna sjukskötar gruppen Zoom länk; Meeting ID: 676 8083 6174 Passcode: 24081200 Utbildnings specifikt program och lära känna varandra Appelroth Maria
Karbin Daniela
Savolainen Jari
Skogster Annika
Stockmann-Broo Christine
Tillman Ilse
2020-08-25 11:00 - 12:00 Stöd för distansstudier Ekström Mia
Höglund Maria
Martin Helena
2020-08-26 09:00 - 10:00 Globala kompetenser Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 651 6670 9086 Password: 892038 Globala kompetenser/soft skills gör dig attraktiv på den framtida arbetsmarknaden då de efterfrågas av arbetsgivarna och förbereder dig för kontinuerligt lärande. Slotte Sandra
Åkermarck Erica
2020-08-26 12:00 - 14:00 D4107-08 Introduktion till högskolestudier Träff på Campus, 12:00-12:30 möjlighet att lösa ut nyckel. 12:30-14:00 träff med lärana och gruppen. För dem som inte kan komma till Campus kan man delta via Zoom: Meeting ID: 668 6371 9866 Passcode: 26081230 Appelroth Maria
Karbin Daniela
Savolainen Jari
Skogster Annika
Stockmann-Broo Christine
2020-08-27 11:00 - 12:00 Information om språkstudier Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 669 4412 0671 Passcode: 986259 Herva Marja
Rancken Ulrika
2020-08-28 13:00 - 14:00 Introduktion till högskolestudier -SJ Årskurs information - OnlineErica Åkermarck is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.   Join Zoom Meeting   Meeting ID: 678 1027 9062   Join by SIP 67810279062@ 67810279062@   Join by H.323 Meeting ID: 678 1027 9062   Åkermarck Erica
2020-09-01 10:00 - 11:30 Introduktion till högskolestudier Svenska Huldén Barbara
2020-09-09 12:30 - 13:30 Introduktion till högskolestudier Grupptutor träff Savolainen Jari
2020-09-22 14:45 - 15:15 Introduktion till högskolestudier - ID-kort info Erica Åkermarck is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.   Join Zoom Meeting   Meeting ID: 635 4900 0369 Passcode: 961841   Join by SIP 63549000369@ 63549000369@   Join by H.323 Meeting ID: 635 4900 0369 Passcode: 961841   Åkermarck Erica
2020-09-28 10:30 - 12:00 E385 Introduktion till högskolestudier Jobiili information, Stenbäck Pernilla
2020-09-28 14:30 - 16:00 E383 Introduktion till högskolestudier Jobiili information, Stenbäck Pernilla
2020-09-30 10:30 - 12:00 E387 Introduktion till högskolestudier Jobiili information, Stenbäck Pernilla
2020-09-30 15:00 - 16:30 Introduktion till högskolestudier Pernilla Stenbäck is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.   Join Zoom Meeting   Meeting ID: 698 9266 1749 Passcode: 785576   Join by SIP 69892661749@ 69892661749@   Join by H.323 Meeting ID: 698 9266 1749 Passcode: 785576   Jobiili information, ONLINE Stenbäck Pernilla

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