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Archived Curricula Guide 2011–2012
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VTEKA208 Computer Aided Instruction 10 ECTS
Organised by
Interactive Technology
Preceding studies
High Level Programming or the old course An Elementary Course in Programming

Learning outcomes

The goal of this course is to give a practical overview of the possibilities and limitations of the use of a computer in strengthening learning and teaching, and to provide competence for evaluating and constructing simple stand-alone instructional programs. The course familiarises the student with the possibilities of knowledge technology, hyper- and multimedia and electronic networks.


The possibilities and limitations of information and communications technology in education. The principles of designing, evaluating and implementing instructional programs. Tools for implementing instructional programs. The use of networks, multi and hypermedia as well as knowledge-based learning environments in education.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 48 h 0 h
Tutorials 36 h 0 h

48 h of lectures, 36 h of exercises and instruction for project work in groups.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Written examination, active participation in weekly exercises and two project works.


Numeric 1-5.

Recommended year of study

1. year spring

Or later.

Study materials

1. Lecture notes

2. Jonassen, D., Computers as Mindtools for Schools: Engaging Critical Thinking. Prentice Hall 2000.

3. Järvelä, S., Häkkinen, P., Lehtinen, E. (toim.), Oppimisen teoria ja teknologian opetuskäyttö . WSOY 2006.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Information Sciences
School of Information Sciences
School of Information Sciences
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
School of Information Sciences