Feedback from thesis supervision
Topic of my master’s thesis was “Cyberbullying on World of Warcraft – Experiences of Finnish Gamers” and Heidi was supervisor of the thesis in 2019-2020. During the first meeting, where we planned and Heidi clarified what I should start to do, I felt that Heidi was truly interested in the topic and I felt that she will be really good supervisor for me. She really helped me during every step and was willing to help with any kind of problems I had during the master’s thesis. All in all, the whole thesis process was easy to go through under her supervision.
Ville Valanne, April 2021
I did my master’s thesis titled “Instagram use of Finnish teenagers: A qualitative inquiry concerning their sharing habits and privacy” in 2018-2019 under Heidi’s supervision. Right away after our first meeting I felt good that I got Heidi as my supervisor. She’s truly interested in the given themes of teens and children using the internet and social media etc. As a supervisor she was really hands on in helping me complete every part of my thesis as good as possible and offered lots of easy to understand tips and guidelines. Heidi’s also very approachable and easy to work with as a person, which made the communication very pleasant. Finishing my thesis under Heidi’s supervision was a nice experience and I couldn’t really have asked for a better supervisor.
Juha Haipus, May 2019
Lecture: Tutoring a Student Online
The lecture on how to tutor a student online was prepared in collaboration with two other teachers during studies at the university pedagogic course at University of Oulu, and held in March 2019. It consisted of a small introduction to the topic, a snowball exercise, and a concluding discussion.
The following quotes are a sample of feedback that was collected straight after the event, and translated to English:
- Simple and clear structure, worked well. Great open exercise – The snowball method worked and fit the theme well. Good use of time, no signs of hurry.
- Good motivation and setting of goals. The instructions for the group work were clear. The snowball method seems to work well in group exercises. You were real and easygoing teachers.
- Nice and clear introduction to the topic. All of the teachers had a clear delivery, good voice and eye contact to the class. The snowball method worked well, starting out in pairs gave everyone a chance to bring out their own views before joining a bigger group.
- Good presentation! I got a lot of ideas about tools that I could use to tutor student online, you had listed many that I had never even heard of. The snowball method was an interesting way of working, in our group we uncovered a lot of different views on the topic which was really useful.
Course: Information systems planning
I worked as the course tutor in 2015. My responsibilities included preparing and holding exercises where the students prepared flow models, sequence models, cultural models etc of a selected information system they aimed to find improvements for.
The following quotes are samples of feedback that was collected on site after exercises, and translated to English:
- I liked the fact that the groups got the freedom to work in a way they wanted. We got answers to all of our questions either from the weekly exercises or through Optima. A nice Tutor holding the exercises 🙂
- A positive in the instructions was that on one page it was always listed what we need to produce each time. This gave us a clear picture of what we need to do and it helped us plan. I also liked that we were not forced to present what we did each time, instead it was prioritized we get feedback and instructions for our own work.
- I liked it that we got to do things on our own. The tasks supported my learning. Some things felt to be without reason. For example the affinity model was really hard.
- The exercise groups were well organized. Our team liked the fact that we got to work independently and then report our progress, but we could also work during the exercises if there was a need for that
Course: Introduction to Information processing science
I have worked as one of the tutors on the online course Introduction to information processing course between 2016-2019. My tasks in the course have included managing the learning management system, updating instructions, grading papers and answering student questions. The following quotes are a sample of feedback relating to these tasks.
The feedback was collected using an anonymous feedback system after the course, and translated to English:
- Question: Can we use the feedback from palaute.oulu.fi publicly?