Teaching for virtual work

J. Henno, H. Jaakkola, J. Mäkelä

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Universities are still mainly preparing students for the world, where 'do something useful', i.e. 'do something with your hands' was the main principle and work was done during strictly regulated time. But world has changed and traditional areas of human activity (what also are the main target in University courses) are rapidly diminishing. More important have become virtual products - computer programs, mobile apps, social networks, new types of digital currencies, IOT (voice in your bathroom suggesting to buy the next model of Alexa), video games, interactive TV, virtual reality etc. Most of these new areas are not present in current curricula and there are problems with involving them in curricula - (working) students know (some aspects of) these areas better than many of university teachers, since corresponding knowledge is not yet present in textbooks - it is present only on Internet. The Internet strongly influences both what we teach and how we teach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 42nd International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics, MIPRO 2019 - Proceedings
EditorsKarolj Skala, Zeljka Car, Predrag Pale, Darko Huljenic, Matej Janjic, Marko Koricic, Vlado Sruk, Slobodan Ribaric, Tihana Galinac Grbac, Zeljko Butkovic, Marina Cicin-Sain, Dejan Skvorc, Mladen Mauher, Snjezana Babic, Stjepan Gros, Boris Vrdoljak, Edvard Tijan
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9789532330984
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics - Opatija, Croatia
Duration: 20 May 201924 May 2019


ConferenceInternational Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics
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Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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