This is a nonstop virtual course: you can start the course anytime you want (during the semester) and return your work (a learning report and a summarising video) any time you want (before the semester ends).
This is a fully virtual course. This course suits very well for students who are exploring potential (or current) topic for their thesis.
Some starting points (links) are provided through the learning environment. You need to listen presentations about state-of-the-art technology and its applications. You need to pick virtual lectures (webinars) or participate courses offered by your company or other organisations (e.g. through MOOCs such as Udemy or Coursera) so that the total amount of work (listening presentations) is approximately 32 hours.
09.08.2021 - 31.05.2022
Total of 135 hours consisting of listening webinars etc. (approximately 32 hours), writing a learning diary/report (approximately 83 hours) and preparing/creating the summary presentation (approximately 20 hours).
11.08.2021 - 13.05.2022
1. You report your main findings in a learning report (16-32 pages, approximately 5000 words). You can use any note taking app or tool, but Microsoft Word is preferred because JAMK offers a template for that.
2. Summarize your findings in a 3-5 minute video presentation. For video recording, you can use e.g. Screencast-O-Matic or Zoom. For storing and sharing the video, you can use e.g. YouTube or Panopto.
When you are ready, 1) return the document (learning report) and 2) link to the video presentation to the corresponding folder in our learning environment. After receiving feedback from the lecturer in charge, giving suggestions how to improve this course.
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We are using anti-plagiarism system, so remember to refer original sources according to recommendations and follow either our reporting instructions or the ones of your own university. In addition, the ethical principles must be followed.
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Master's Degree Programme in Information Technology, Full Stack Software Development
School of Technology