Methods & Tools
What methodology is used in teaching?
Consider the general principles, pedagogy, and management strategies used during the course. How do the methodologies promote challenge-based learning? Define your teaching style and what you wish to achieve by it.
How are students instructed?
Guidelines and instructions need to be established before the course starts. Communicate instructions in a clear and straightforward manner both in face-to-face class meetings and online. Be ready to answer questions about the instructions as well.
What platforms are used to facilitate student work?
In regards to online learning, which platforms are utilized? Think about taking advantage of existing licenses in Aalto. Keep in mind the accessibility, interactivity, and security of the platform. What happens post-course? What information are we allowed to store there securely?
What materials are available to students?
Think of books, articles, online platforms, technical appliances. Materials used during the course relate directly to the type of course and topic; provide appropriate tools for students.
What technology is used?
Think about which technology is useful for this course and what is absolutely necessary. Consider if the needed technology will be easily in disposal for the course. Are students familiar with the technology or will you introduce them to something completely new?
What are the elements promoting and supporting multidisciplinarity?
Multidisciplinary elements can be derived in various ways. Think about ways to combine business, design, and technology. Identify the different elements and how they support each other. What challenges might be involved?