What do you think about the 3-week module system?
The three-week module system is a great way to keep engagement with subjects high and increase student graduation. It further allows students to experience faculty from all over the world providing exposure to different teaching cultures and styles.
How are the courses/studies here different from Aalto University main campus?
The courses are quite similar than Aalto BIZ main campus, but the 3-week module structure makes how the learning process is designed very different.
What are your experiences with online teaching and student interactions during the pandemic?
During the pandemic student interaction has been considerably lower and it was very difficult to establish contact with students. At the same time, it allowed students to participate in the learning experience from the safety of the homes (and country of origin), making it possible to continue the degree process.
What have you learned from your visits to Mikkeli?
How to design and lead a learning process, where the teacher – due to time constraints – takes a much more active role than he would otherwise in traditional 6-8 week blocks.
What tips could you give the current and future BScBA students?
Make the most of your time in Mikkeli! Do not only focus on learning – which arguably can be quite intense – but get to know each other and network with other students from different cultures and countries.
Your best/funniest memory/memories from Mikkeli?
The best moments are the close interaction with students and the personal touch this offers to the teaching experience. Students approach you when they are in need for support and later thank you in case they enjoyed the experience.