ITKY115 Attending Expert Lectures (2 cr)

Study level:
Other studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Faculty of Information Technology
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



Student takes part in six (6) events of the Faculty of Information Technology and writes a report about them. Suitable events are public defenses of doctoral dissertations, visiting lectures, inaugural lectures or sample lectures, for example.

Completion methods:

One learning diary/report to cover all six events. The learning diary is an experiential learning and evaluation method. The purpose is to help the student to gain personal perspective on the issues learned. The extent of the report is 2-3 pages per event.

The learning diary should address at least the following: Who gave the presentation? What was the time and place of the presentation/event? Is the presentation part of an event or a lecture series (what event/series)? What was the topic? What was the main message? What was new to me? What did I learn? Was my understanding of the issue changed? What questions were addressed to the presenter? What remained unclear? What kind of thoughts did the presentation raise in me? Did I miss something? What should I ask or find more about?

Learning outcomes

The aim is that students will learn to take part in the current events of the scientific community from early on in their studies and will learn to keep track of the scientific discourse in their own field.

Additional information

The course can be completed little by little in your own time during your studies.

Information Systems and Cognitive Science students return their reports by e-mail to Tapio Tammi ( Cognitive Computing and Collective Intelligence or any Mathematical Information Technology students return their reports by e-mail to Jaana Markkanen (

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods
Unpublished assessment item