Time: Tue 20 October – Mon 2 November 2020 (Finnish time)
Place: Learn digital learning platform
Extent: 3 ECTS cr
Number of study places: 500
Target group: All who are interested in this topic
Required previous skills: Not required
Lecturer: Research ManagerMrs Johanna Heinonen and other experts

Primarily credited in degree: Bachelor in Tourism and Hospitality Management
Enrolment by: 7 October 2020
Price: Free of charge

Please notice,
that Open UAS studies are not for Xamk degree students.

Learning outcomes:

During this intensive two weeks ServiceXackathon student develops an executable solution for a given challenges concerning service industry in its different forms.

Course is organized online, so anyone with net connection and a computer can join alone or as a team.

Objective is to create executable and realistic solutions that base on collected facts and background information and include calculations for profitability with the help of service design and creative methods.

Contents and implementation:

  • Online hackathon, duration 2 weeks
  • Some onlinevideolessons with multiplechoice questions to insure understanding of topic
  • During the hackhaton a student or a group of students is expected to submit 4 assignments
    • Informal idea description
    • Developed idea with background analyses
    • Suggestion for activities and implementation as well as business logic planning
    • Sales pitch on video
  • Mentoring sessions

Study material:
Materials distributed in Open-Learn platform.

Grading scale:
Failed / Passed
Based on the submissions
The 5 best will receive an honorary mention

This course is based on the curricula of Xamk's degree programmes and the Finnish credits are fully compatible with the ECTS.

Additional information on enrolment:
Open University of Applied Sciences office, email openstudies@xamk.fi.

Terms of cancellation: 
Cancellation has to be made before the course starts. Cancellation by email to openstudies@xamk.fi.

You'll receive an invitation by email to this course just before the course starts.