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HTIS50 Frontiers of Interactive and Participative TV 5 ECTS
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Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
MDP in Human-Technology Interaction
Faculty of Communication Sciences

Learning outcomes

After the course, the student has knowledge of new media technologies, especially interactive TV technologies, and is able to develop interactive formats for the TV market. The student will know how to pitch and review media concepts. The student has developed social competencies for working in a transcultural, interdisciplinary team.

General description

In this course, international students with different backgrounds will join in transnational teams to develop an interactive and possible participative TV format (e.g. show, event, serial fiction). In an online course facilitated by a likewise international and interdisciplinary team of instructors they will form and develop teams, design and prototype interactive format concepts, pitch these concepts and plan the project implementation for a 10-days onsite workshop in Tampere/Finland in autumn. The course will be supported by online learning material (screencasts and readers), feedback sessions and special guest lectures.

Enabling Technologies: The Innovation group of Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg, the public broadcaster of the German region of Berlin-Brandenburg, will provide access to the MPAT interactive TV authoring tool (based on the wordpress engine), which can be both as a prototyping tool as well as for live app deployment. Students are encouraged to enhance the base technology if they are able to.

Enrolment for University Studies

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Markku Turunen, Teacher responsible


1-Apr-2019 – 15-Oct-2019
Kick-off plenary session
Mon 1-Apr-2019 at 14-18, online
Early plenary feedback
Mon 15-Apr-2019 at 14-18, online
Final pitches
Thu 9-May-2019 at 14-18, online



Further information

5-10 students will be admitted to the course. Students will be selected based on the motivation letter and study success.

Tell in your motivation letter (max one A4) what is your background and why you should be selected.  For more information see enrollment instructions in NettiOpsu.