The importance of collaboration
‘Before joining the course, “being innovative” or “digital business” sounded like enormous concepts to me. While working on the assignments as a team, I realized that collaborating and sharing the knowledge and experiences of people from different fields can open a lot of doors for innovation.’, Chisako comments.
The DBMC focuses strongly on challenge-based learning and teamwork. Challenge-based learning is a pedagogical approach used to bring work-life relevance to teaching and learning. Challenges from companies, the public sector and society are integrated deeply into teaching and learning through collaboration with real-life partners.
‘The main goal for our company project during the course was to find a solution for how to collect greenhouse emission data from individuals. Especially in Europe, there is no well-established way in how to collect data on greenhouse emissions caused by individuals.’, says Chisako. Her team successfully worked on the task with a dynamic group consisting of students from China, Pakistan and Japan.
‘The engineers in our team gave us advice on how to carry out our idea technically, I looked at how to make the idea profitable and our designers played an important role while presenting the idea to the clients in an appealing way. We all used our strengths and collaborated throughout the project.,’ says Chisako.