Following her successful Erasmus Fusion Investment Fund bid, Dr Nicole Ferdinand, Senior Academic in Events Management will be visiting the Haaga Helia University of Applied Sciences in Finland from May 9th – 13th 2016. During her visit Nicole with be showcasing BU’s excellence in research and teaching.
Her activities will include demonstrating a new event evaluation methodology to Haaga Helia’s staff and students, as well as, members of the event association, Meeting Professionals International (MPI), who will be hosting its Spring Mingle at Haaga Helia on May 12th. The research methodology which utilizes social media data was featured in an article Nicole co-authored with BU colleagues, Dr Nigel Williams, Dr Alessandro Inversini and Professor Dimitrios Buhalis, which recently received a best journal paper award from the International Federation for IT and Travel and Tourism (IFITT).
Haaga Helia’s staff and students will also be introduced to BU’s technology enhanced learning. Nicole will be using Xerte learning objects, which were featured in BU’s recently launched Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Toolkit video.
Nicole will be hosted by Mrs. Kaija Lindroth, Director of Degree Programmes in Tourism at Haaga Helia’s Porvoo Campus.