Altti Lagstedt (M) holds a PhD in information science and an MSc in technology. His expertise relates to information systems development methods, software development and business process digitalization, for which he has written several academic and practical publications. He has worked in Haaga-Helia as a Lecturer from 2004.
Topic of speech:
Digitalizing teaching and learning processes in developing economies
Digitalization challenges the way business processes are seen. The potential for enhancement is recognized even in business areas that traditionally have little to do with IT, and education is not an exception. Even though schools and universities have long traditions of how work is organized, they have not been eager to adopt digitalized processes: more emphasis is put on digitalizing learning than digitalizing teaching processes. Because the core processes of schools and universities rely on highly skilled experts, digitalizing processes is not as straightforward as in more mechanical work; new approaches for digitalization are needed. In collaboration with Haaga-Helia UAS and Eduix ltd a new approach combining research, development and new technologies is elaborated. The purpose is to support Eduix ltd export activities, and find effective ways to enhance education processes with information systems, especially in developing economies.