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Feeling Proud of Students

Laurea UAS Digital Business students global studies graduation

Today we finished our Digital Business -studies at Laurea UAS. Our students totally exceeded all my expectations. These young talents will bring us a great future, I can tell you that!

This video shows what this is all about. It is done by Digital Coaches, senior students in Laurea. Thanks coaches! :)

We made it global

Many thanks to South-Korean, Spanish, Belgium, and Mexican students and professors who were involved in this. We made it global together. I am so much looking forward to our next course as we will deepen all this international cooperation into the next level. Boh!

Thanks to the companies and guest lecturers

We had the extreme delight to have dozens of guest lecturers directly from worklife to visit us. I am so grateful to you – we really brought working life and young students together. Many thanks to all the guest lecturers and companies who were involved.

Selected blogs & vlogs of our students

Please see some selected blogs by our students. These are the talents who made it to the “blog of the week” during the course. Aren’t they good or what!?

Taru Hellman – Living Life and Learning
Melissa Laitila – Diggin It
Elina Karhapää – Digi-Diary
Miikka Leppihalme – Digital Business
Mariam Nurminen – DigiFeels
Jenni Palander – Digijenni
Teemu Reunila – Digital Business
Sini Siltanen – Digi Sini
Maija Vakkilainen – Digital Business 2016

Congratulations to each an every student who took part in the course, digi coaches, and my colleague Anna. I am very proud of you and grateful that I have had the chance to work with you. Remember, life is very much about who you decide to spend your time with.

Tasks done, goals reached, now it is time to celebrate. Enjoy and live life to the max guys! :)

Digital Business Models Course

The group of Digital Business Models -course with lecturers Ilkka Kurkela and Anna Ikonen at Laurea.

What happens when you combine a group of innovative students, two passionate lecturers, and tons of crazy ideas? Digital Business Models -course at Laurea. The first implementation is now completed. It was awesome!

Why Digital Business Models?

Over 3 billion people will have access to internet in 2015 and the number of smartphone users worldwide will surpass 2 billion in 2016. An average US adult spends 11 hours per day with digital media. Digitally skilled people are needed. This is why we defined the learning-goals for the course like this…

  • … Understand what does Digital Strategy mean for businesses
  • … Learn how to develop personal online presence
  • … Understand the importance of (digital) sales for businesses
  • … Learn about the new media landscape
  • … Get familiar with important digital business tools

As a final assignment the students wrote a blog or recorded a short video about their learnings. Please find highlights of their work below. Thanks again students – amazing job!

Videos by students

Sishir Shakya – Understanding Digital Business and Marketing

Lisa Eboigbodin – Digital Marketing

Arman Nuri – Digital Marketing – a New Frontier

Jabed Kaisar – Digital Business Model Project

Duong Phan Hong Thao – Digital Business Model

 Al-Amin Bhuiyan – Digital Business Models

Faysal Hasan – Digital Business Model

Blogposts by students

Anna Ikonen and Ilkka Kurkela are Senior Lecturers at Laurea University of Applied Sciences

“Thanks everyone – you students did a great job and we indeed had fun! :)”
Senior Lecturers Anna Ikonen and Ilkka Kurkela at Laurea Campus.
Photograph by Faysal Hasan.