IT in studying and teaching at Hanken
According to the IT-strategy IT is used in all ways to facilitate working and studying at Hanken.
Therefore Hanken has no explicit other e-learning strategy as IT is integrated in nearly all courses. 100% of the basic course information is found on the web, over 75% of the courses updates day-to-day information and material for the ongoing course daily or weekly. All students register for courses, books and the semester electronically. Some 10% of the courses uses interactive learning environment Moodle.
All students apply for a network id and e-mail account in the beginning of their studies. This is needed for using computers at Hanken, printing at Hanken, registering (see below). Students can get Keys to access the premises after opening hours. Opening hours as well as where computers are found in Helsinki, which areas are meant for group and individual work respectively can be found under Study Environment. Check this link for a picture of the IT and e in Teaching and Studying at Hanken [pdf] 228k.
The student register Oodi
The students can access the student register Oodi via WebOodi. Students
- register for the semester
- register for courses and
- register for exams
- check their registered study points (ECTS).
- do course evaluation
- change some personal information
Useful information about studying at Hanken as well as course information are found at the Hanken Web for students- students have access to Information on courses and subjects
- basics - which course is given at what time of the year, teachers and exam dates (student administration and departments updates the info).
- a general Studyplan - which courses should be taken in which order - is also presented along with the general text from the studyhandbook.
- where, in which room, and when the classes are held (student administration)
- information during the course - changes, news, material for lectures and excercises, exam results and alike (teacher updates)
- most information and material is open to the public, but some teachers prefer putting course information for on-going courses behind a course password.
- Students can renew loans and make requests in the library catalogue Hanna
- Students get reminders about due dates and notices about items available for pick-up via e-mail
- The search portal Nelli is where all the available information resources are listed
- In Nelli, information retrieval can be done in thousands of ejournals and about one hundred databases.
- A proxy server makes it possible to access all information resources also outside Hanken
Read more about the library's services here ( http://www.hanken.fi/student/en/biblioteket)
All computers at Hanken have office programs and security protection installed. In the computer labs additional programs are installed according to what the course needs.
Students can borrow some of the programs from the helpdesk ( F-secure, statistical programs etc), in Helsinki called InfoBITen, situated in the Learning Lab.
Media and information literacy is considered utmost important at Hanken and since 2005 it is integrated in the basic studies as well as offered separately for the higher levels. The Hanken definition of information literacy includes searching, retrieving, analysing as well as presenting information both statistically, in reports and in classes as presentation. See Subjects - Information Literacy for more information.
All classes are equipped with videoprojectors and computers, that teachers can access with their own network id which has led to the fact that most teachers uses presentation programs, wordprocessing, calculation programs in their lectures and little is written on whiteboards and overhead projectors. The presentations are usually uploaded to the course home page.
For meetings between Helsinki and Vasa two standard video conferencing auditoriums are set up - one meeting/seminar room and one auditorium. If needed contact can be made to other organizations. Hanken also has access to Adobe Connect Pro which for the moment is not much used in teaching.