Thursday, 28 November 2013

International Staff Training Week 2013 in Copenhagen at Metropolitan University College from 11th to 15th of November 2013

There were over 70 participants to the Staff Training Week organised in Copenhagen middle of November 2013. From Tampere University of Applied Sciences Markus Suutala from ICT Customer Services and Senior Lecturer and International Coordinator Gitte Taulo from School of Health Care participated to the event.

Eager participants

Gitte Taulo is giving a presentation about Tampere University of Applied Sciences

The program included a guided cruise on the ferry

Markus is enjoying the Danish November weather

During the week Tivoli Park opened Christmas theme with lights.Today, the 169 year old amusement garden is an oasis in the heart of Copenhagen – a rare mixture of new and old, amusements and culture.

Gitte loves the atmosphere of Tivoli
Markus is admiring the beautiful lights of Copenhagen from the Ferris wheel in Tivoli
Text: Gitte Taulo
Pictures: Gitte Taulo, Markus Suutala 

Media students created future media culture in Liepaja

Our delegation of ten students and two lecturers has returned from the second two week Media Culture 2020 workshop held in Liepaja, Latvia. The first workshop was in Tampere in April.

Media Culture 2020 is an Erasmus Intensive Programme. The project demonstrates what 21th century converged and interactive European Media Culture could be. MC2020 breaks classroom and campus walls by creating open virtual learning environments where students from different countries and fields can explore and learn together.

You can find all projects done by the students, presentations by the lecturers and daily reports from both Tampere and Liepaja workshops on the project blog

The 50 participants in Liepaja and 40 in Tampere were art, film, media and business students from Liepaja University, Utrecht School of Arts, University of Vic, University of Lincoln and TAMK.

The project was started on-line by preparing the projects in teams and participa-
ting in on-line lectures. On the big picture the Dutch team at the Ubiquitous
Media lecture given by Björn Stockleben (third small pic fron left) in one of the
five Google Hangout plenaries.

The main form of activity was team work, but ...

...there was also lectures and votes...

...and intensive debates.

Each team hosted their national cultural evening. Here team Latvia
members introduce traditional Latvian masks

Every day the teams presented the assignments and progress of their
projects to receive feedback

Freetime at last at the weekend. Exploring the old Russian fort in Karosta

On the second but last evening all seven teams presented their
projects to the international audience of the iWeek Festival in Liepaja
(Photo: Graham Cooper)

The last day was about finalising all the work and a long feedback plenary.
René Lansink (Utrech School of the Arts) assessing students projects
with Graham Cooper (Lincoln University)

Incredible how fast two weeks can pass. TAMK students saying
thanks and bye at Riga airport.