Upcoming educational projects

Upcoming educational projects

New Course: Interdisciplinary Packaging Design Platform
Research Traditions in Media
Rhythmic Interaction in Digital Learning Environments for Music
Sosiaalinen Media Koulujen Opetuksessa


New Course: Interdisciplinary Packaging Design Platform
Interdisciplinary Packaging Design Platform is a project about creating a new holistic packaging design course, PACK-AGE, by combining knowledge from all three Aalto disciplines: technology, business and design. The project is based on Future Packaging Design study (MF 2010), mapping the possibilities of packaging design and packaging related education in Aalto University.

The course pedagogy utilizes problem-based-learning (PBL) and industry cooperation. Students will work in multidisciplinary groups with future oriented design cases and challenges offered by the industry. Teachers from different Aalto-Schools participate in the planning phase and lecturing during the course. Also external collaboration with other institutes and organizations will be available. The best practices of different interdisciplinary Aalto -courses and programs are utilized together with packaging design and research networks in developing this course and its content. The course will be offered for students studying in packaging related areas in different Aalto schools. The course language will be English.

Media Factory will work as a platform for developing the course pilot. The course structure, content and educational responsibilities will be decided during the spring term 2011 and the course will be advertised for both students and collaborating companies during 2011. The pilot course will take place in spring 2012.

Keywords: Interdisciplinary, packaging design, education, Aalto University
More info: Markus Joutsela markus.joutsela (ät) aalto.fi


Research Traditions in Media and Communication Theory
Aalto University currently lacks a comprehensive course in the theory and methodology of media studies. To fill this gap, the department of Languages and Communication in Aalto School of Economics organized a new master’s level course “Research Traditions in Media and Communication Theory” with Media Factory’s support. This pilot course explored the practizes, contents and ways of co-operation for the upcoming Masters’ Program “Communication and Media Management”, starting in 2012. The program will be implemented in co-operation between the Aalto School of Economics, Aalto School of Art and Design Department of Media and University of Helsinki, Department of Communication.

More info: Heidi Hirsto, Johanna Moisander ( School of Economics The Department of Languages and Communication)


Rhythmic Interaction in Digital Learning Environments for Music
We propose an exploration of rhythmic interaction with an interactive, digital learning environment that incorporates a virtual tutor, instrumental interaction, and creative audio-visual feedback.

More info: Antti Ikonen, Cumhur Erkut, Reha Dişçioğlu (Aalto University, School of Science and Technology, Dept. Signal Processing and Acoustics)


Sosiaalinen Media Koulujen Opetuksessa
Projektissa järjestetään workshop ja seminaareja sosialisen median käytöstä koulujen opetuksessa. Näiden tarkoituksena on aloittaa koulujen sosiaalisen median opetusen kehittämiprojektin, jossa luodaan malli koulujen sosiaalisen median opetukselle. Tämä tapahtuu yhdistämällä koulujen kuvaamataidon sekä äidinkielen opettajien voimavarat yhteiseksi opetuskokonaisuudeksi. Keskeinen sosiaalisen median muoto tässä hakemuksessa on visuaalinen media. Tämän takia valokuvauksen tutkimuksella ja opetuksella on merkittävä rooli.

More info: Risto Sarvas


>> Read more about Media Factory’s open call funding.

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