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TJ093226 TJS8 Special Course: Information Systems Research on Games 6 ECTS
Organised by
Information Systems Science

Learning outcomes

The objective of the course is to introduce the latest IS research on computer games to the students. Although computer games are in many ways similar to other information systems, they also differ especially from organizational or business systems due to their entertainment value and voluntary use.


Leading Finnish IS research on computer games are presented on this course by the specialists themselves. The content of the course differs from year to year based on the availability of (especially, but not limited to Finnish) computer game IS researchers and on the latest developments in the field. The course is not meant as an introduction to computer games development - please participate in Guest Lecture Series on Game Development (available only in Finnish) in the IT-department by Jouni Smed for that.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online

Lectures by visiting lecturers on latest IS research on computer games, independent work.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Study journal / learning diary
  • In English

Lecture journal + self-study, other modes introduced in lectures where necessary.


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

4. year spring

The course is not offered in 2016-2017 and 2017-2018

Study materials

Slides and articles delivered during class.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Valinnaiset opinnot (Information Systems Science)
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Future Technologies
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Turku School of Economics
Optional IS courses (IMMIT) (MDP in Management of Information Technology)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Management and Organisation
Information Systems Science
Information Systems Science
Finnish Study Modules