Teaching

Sharing what I know and co-learning with students is one of my favourite activities. I really do like teaching and have managed to find several opportunities to do that despite the fact that I have not had my own students.

Finnish University Network for Tourism Studies (www.funts.fi)

2014-2017: E-business in Tourism (5712007), 5 ECTS

Learning outcomes

Relating knowledge:

E-business in Tourism course familiarizes students with research conducted within the field of eTourism. The students know how information and communication technologies have affected tourism businesses and organizations and get perspectives for the future development.

Relating skills:

The course provides skills and knowledge to understand tourism business in electronic marketplace as well as skills that are needed in tourism companies’ electronic business.

Content

During the past 20 years information and communication technologies have gone through revolutionary developments which, in turn, has had direct impact on the business of tourism enterprises as well as tourism literature and research. During this course, these changes and their impact on tourism industry and research are investigated. Students learn to understand the possibilities and challenges of electronic business in tourism from the perspectives of tourism businesses, customers, and researchers. The course provides students a broad, general overview on the topic of electronic business in tourism. Course material, course assignments are designed with this aim in mind.

Modes of study:

Web course in UEF Moodle with pre-assignment, intensive on-line course.

Student’s workplan:

  1. Studying literature and online material and attending the online intensive course, 66 h 2. Assignments based on the literature and course material 60 hours 3. Learning diary 20 hours Total 130 h

Assessment:

To support the assignments there are selected journal articles that provide a comprehensive view on the eTourism literature. The students are encouraged to search for additional references from the Internet and library. All the following assignments have to be successfully completed: 1) Learning diary. Grading pass / fail, possibility to get 5 bonus points2) Group assignment and online presentation, 18 points. 3) Participating in the intensive online lectures and group work, pass / fail. 4) Tourism company online visibility assignment, 18 points.

Grading: 0-5

Language: English

2014-2016: Matkailututkimuksen käytännöt (Quantitative Research in Tourism), 5 ECTS

Together with Petri Hottola

Osaamistavoitteet:

Opintojakso vahvistaa valmiuksia matkailuun kohdistuvan tutkimuksen käytännön toteutukseen perehdyttäen opiskelijoita erilaisiin tutkimussuuntauksiin ja tutkimusmenetelmien käyttöön esimerkkitapausten avulla.

Sisältö: Tutkimusmenetelmien ja -käytäntöjen esittely; kvantitatiivisia ja kvalitatiivisia matkailun tutkimustapauksia eri tieteenalojen näkökulmista

Suoritustapa: Kvantitatiivista tai kvalitatiivista tutkimusmenetelmää hyödyntävä harjoitustyö (esimerkiksi harjoitustyönä laadittava tutkimussuunnitelma) Toteutustavat Luennot 14 h, luentomateriaaleihin, Internet-aineistoihin ja taustakirjallisuuteen tutustuminen 50 h, harjoitustyö 70 h.

XAMK (www.xamk.fi)

2016 & 2017: Matkailu- ja ravitsemispalveluiden sähköisen liiketoiminnan kehittäminen, 5 ECTS