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813619S Emerging Technologies and Issues, 4 ECTS cr 
Code 813619S  Validity 01.08.2011 -
Name Emerging Technologies and Issues  Abbreviation Emerging Techno 
Scope4 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline3259 Information Processing Science 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Information Processing Science DP 

Oinas-Kukkonen, Harri Ilmari 

ECTS Credits 

4 ECTS credits/108 hours of work

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1st year of Master’s and GS3D studies, spring semester, period 3

Learning outcomes 

After completing the course, the student is able to:

•    Analyse the on-going changes in consumer behaviour, customer requirements, ICT markets and technological development;
•    Evaluate key enabling web technologies and become an effective participant in web-enabled business endeavours and initiatives;
•    Design ways of leveraging the technology to improve intra- and inter-organisational processes and enhance a firm’s competitive position;
•    Develop his/her skills for building careers and taking advantage of entrepreneurial opportunities through emerging technologies; and
•    Categorise and compare factors that influence how relevant an emerging technol-ogy will be in the long run.


1.    Development trends of the ICT industry and technology convergence, in particular related to the World Wide Web.
2.    What are emerging technologies; what has their economic and other impact been to date; what is their potential impact; projections of future impact?
3.    The creation and transformation of goods and services through emerging technolo-gies (service science) and their impact on organisations, markets, industries and society.
4.    How is the web reshaping business and how can business leverage emerging tech-nologies?
5.    Search for innovations.
6.    Understand concepts of business intelligence, market analysis, technology road mapping and scenarios.
7.    Future forecasting and research methods and theories of technological innovation and diffusion.
8.    Technological Trends: What innovations in the emerging technologies can we ex-pect in the near future? Selected information technology trends: cloud computing, social media system, crowdsourcing, Web 3.0, etc.

Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

27h lectures, 81h independent work.

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Refer to the course web pages

Assessment methods and criteria 



Grading: 1–5

Person responsible 

Harri Oinas-Kukkonen

Working life cooperation 



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