Intensive Learning Week

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English homepage for Estonian IT Colleges 2012 Intensive Learning Week.


The main objective of this week is to create an opportunity for the students to try their knowledge and skills in solving actual tasks which presume implementation of knowledge and skills of several different subjects. During these 5 days, teams with 3-6 members are solving the issues closely related to their specialties which will result in development of functioning prototype-solution.

The week is mainly intended for IT College's second year daytime study students, but it is not limited to them. IT students of other higher educational institutions in Estonia as well a neighboring countries can also take part in it.

In 2012 the week will be form 26th of March until 30th of March. We will start March 26th at 10:00.

Public presentation of finished works takes place on March 29th at 15:00.

Benefits for students

Students have said that they would like more assignments what are more practical and related to real-life problems. Therefore we offer a week there they can put into good use the knowledge what they have solving real assignments. Student gets:

  • International team-work experience
  • Real assignment solving experience (real client, solid deadline
  • Honest evaluation of skills and knowledge
  • Chance to work on tight schedule
  • Nice line in CV and nice solution what can be shown in interviews


Assignment proposals from teachers

Teachers and groups workload information system

  • Proposed by and additional information: Heiki Tähis, +372 56 957 000

School needs to manage teachers workloads, courses thought by teachers and relations between teachers and courses. In curricula there are many courses what can be thought by one or many teachers and in many semesters.

At the moment everything is done in very complicated Excel table.

Teachers qualification and continuing education courses management system

  • Proposed by and additional information: Heiki Tähis, +372 56 957 000

School needs to keep track teachers qualification and what courses they have taken. More information from Heiki.

Classes Linux system image upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

  • Proposed by and additional information: Margus Ernits MediaWiki update and plugins selection and testing

  • Proposed by and additional information: Margus Ernits

Development version of SIS penetration testing

  • Proposed by and additional information: Margus Ernits

Accessible IT solution for patients of Tallinn Hospice

  • Proposed by: Kaido Kikkas
  • Additional information: Indrek Rokk (as Kakk is at the time in Portugal)

Tallinn Hospice ( is a palliative care hospital in Tallinn focusing on improving the quality of life for people with terminal illness as long as possible.

By today, IT has been a household word for a lot of people for decades already and an increasing number of patients having grown up with computers wish to continue their use in hospital (e.g. connecting to their friends or relatives over Skype). Thus the aim of this project is to design a solution which enables patients to use common IT solutions (e.g. chat, listen to music or watch videos, read news from the web) from their beds.


  • The solution should be usable also for people with lessening movement

abilities and/or coordination

  • The solution should scale with the user's skill level - the basic

functions should be very simple, yet it should allow more advanced use as well

  • If external, wall-mounted components are used (e.g. external display),

these should allow turning the bed (i.e. facing the opposite direction).

The goal is to create a full specification, preferably with all the documentation necessary.

A possible starting point

Use the Asus EeePad Transformer connected to an external, wall-mounted monitor. It would allow the solution to be used as - a laptop (the pad attached to the dock) - a tablet (using the detached pad - implies fine motor skills from the user) - a desktop (using the dock paired with the external monitor)

In addition, a suitable set of software applications should be chosen.