Hamed Ahmadinia

The experienced researcher teacher data analyst enthusiast

Teaching Portfolio


Currently, I am partialy involved in teaching information behaviour 1 & 2 at Åbo Akademi university; however, here is my teaching portfolio and my recent online lecturing. I am now at a turning point in my academic life where I am working on expanding my knowledge in the fields of information science, health information behaviour, health information literacy, health communication, e-health, and minorities. From 2011 to 2014, I can highlight my lectures on finance, taxation, and discussing issues of investment management, portfolio management, the capital market, and issues related to duties and taxation.

Teaching Philosophy


“Education is not to be viewed as something like filling a vessel with water but, rather, assisting a flower to grow in its own way”
Bertrand Russell


When it comes to teaching, I believe a good educational environment is the one in which students feel safe to speak their mind, blossom, and grow. When I'm teaching, I use a wide variety of techniques to keep my students interested and involved in the lessons. I think it's a good idea to use a mix of technological tools and the storytelling method to teach lessons such as socioeconomics and business. In the classroom, I find it easier to explain abstract financial concepts like present and future value by relating them to a concrete example, like a person who is saving for a vehicle purchase and, once they have the necessary down payment, will be able to make the purchase outright.

Teaching Timeline

"Teaching is the greatest act of optimism" - Colleen Wilcox
  • Teaching experience

    • 1.9.2022 – Current, teacher of "Information behaviour 1, section: Applications of literacies" Information Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Business and Economics (FSE), Åbo Akademi University
    • 14.3.2022 – 31.5.2022, teacher of "Information behaviour 2, section: Internal and external dimensions in practice: the case of health information behaviour" Information Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Business and Economics (FSE), Åbo Akademi University
    • 19.6.2021, Workshop teacher: Introduction to systematic review, Iranian Association of Internal Auditors, Online lecturing (2 hours), 19th July 2021.
    • 1.9.2013 – 31.5.2014, Part-time lecturer: Faculty of Management and Accounting, North Tehran Branch, Azad University
    • 1.9.2011 – 31.5.2014, University lecturer and researcher: Faculty of Management and Accounting, Shahre E Ray Branch, Azad University
    • 17.10.2011, Workshop teacher: Tax Duties in Iran, educational seminar for employees of National Iranian Gas Company, On-site teaching, Semnan (Iran), 17th October 2011 - 19th October 2011.

  • Pedagogical training

    A: Basic Studies in Pedagogy
    1- The Principles of Digital Pedagogy in Instruction and Teaching (2 ECTS) - (complited) - University of Eastern Finland - Download -
    2- Introduction to Educational Leadership (5ECTS) - (complited) - Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK)

    B: Intermediate Studies in Higher Education
    1- Didactical design of courses in higher education (5ECTS) - (complited) - Åbo Akademi University
    2- Teaching Practice 1 (5 ECTS) - (complited)- Åbo Akademi University
    3- Digital learning in higher education (5 ECTS) - (complited)- Åbo Akademi University
    4- Digital Didaktik in Higher Education (5 ECTS) - (complited)- Åbo Akademi University
    5- Supervision in theory and practice in higher education (5 ECTS) - (On going)- Åbo Akademi University

Current teaching experience


Information behavior 1 - Hamed Ahmadinia
Information behavior 1 - section: 7. Applications of literacies | Hamed Ahmadinia
Last taught: Winter 2022
Course Overview: The theme of my co-teaching section has two main goals. First, understanding information literacy, digitalisation and digital literacy. Second, describe the influence of digital literacy as facilitators and barriers in diffrent aspect of personal and professional life.
Course texts and materials:
A: Text: Students have access to the teacher's video files and PowerPoint presentation files along with a list of recommended books and articles.
B: Recommended reading list:
Books:
1- Lankshear, C., & Knobel, M. (Eds.). (2008). Digital literacies: Concepts, policies and practices (Vol. 30). Peter Lang.
2- Jones, R., & Hafner, C. (2012). Understanding digital literacies: A practical introduction. Routledge.
Articles:
1- Milosheva, M., Hall, H., Robertson, P., & Cruickshank, P. (2022). New Information Literacy Horizons: Making the Case for Career Information Literacy. In European Conference on Information Literacy (pp. 239-252). Springer, Cham.
2- Widén, G., Ahmad, F., Nikou, S., Ryan, B., & Cruickshank, P. (2021). Workplace information literacy: Measures and methodological challenges. Journal of Information Literacy, 15(2).
3- Prensky, M. (2001). Digital natives, digital immigrants part 2: Do they really think differently?. On the horizon.
4- Kesharwani, A. (2020). Do (how) digital natives adopt a new technology differently than digital immigrants? A longitudinal study. Information & management, 57(2), 103170.
5- Godhe, A. L. (2019). Digital literacies or digital competence: Conceptualizations in Nordic curricula. Media and Communication, 7(2), 25-35.
6- Tinmaz, H., Fanea-Ivanovici, M., & Baber, H. (2022). A snapshot of digital literacy. Library Hi Tech News, (ahead-of-print).
Materials:
Students require to have a laptop or pc that can connect to the internet and have Microsoft office or similar software.
Course pre-requirements:
None
Course Requirements:
The participants will ask to actively participate in group discussions and provide feedback on other group comments, and reflect on their learning process in a course diary.
Language of instruction:
English
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Information behavior 2 - Hamed Ahmadinia
Information behavior 2 - section: Internal and external dimensions in practice: the case of health information behaviour: | Hamed Ahmadinia
Last taught: Spring 2022
Course Overview: The theme of my co-teaching section has two main goals. First, understanding how personal and contextual factors shape the health-seeking behaviour of people. Second, describe the influence of different internal and external factors as facilitators and barriers in the process of an individual’s health-seeking activities. Third, to learn about different models in studying the health-seeking behaviour of people. This session explores the Longo health information model, Health Belief Model, and Comprehensive Model of Information Seeking in order to provide a deep understanding of the subject. Forth, students after completing the course are expected to know about and are able to apply different models of information behaviour, and have gained a deeper understanding of theories, show the ability to critically analyse models that have been presented and have acquired specialized knowledge about health information behaviour and service development.
Course texts and materials:
A: Text: Students have access to the teacher's video files and PowerPoint presentation files along with a list of recommended books and articles.
B: Recommended reading list:
Books:
1- Case Donald O., Given Lisa M., 2016., Looking for Information - A survey of research on information seeking, needs, and behavior, Bound, ISBN: 9781785609688.
2- Johnson, J. D., & Case, D. O., 2012, health information seeking, Peter Lang, ISBN: 1433118246.
Articles:
1- Ahmadinia, H., Eriksson-Backa, K., & Nikou, S. (2021). Health-seeking behaviours of immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees in Europe: a systematic review of peer-reviewed articles, Journal of Documentation, 78(7): 18-41, DOI 10.1108/JD-10-2020-0168
2- Johnson J.D. & Case, D.O. (2012). Socio-Psychological Factors in Health; Models of Information Seeking, chapters 3 and 5,pp. 39-61, 96-122 in Health Information Seeking, 2012
3- Enwald, H.P.K., Niemelä, R.M., Keinänen-Kiukaanniemi, S., Leppäluoto, J., Jämsä, T., Herzig, K.-H., Oinas-Kukkonen, H., Huotari, M.-L. A. (2012). Human information behaviour and physiological measurements as a basis to tailor health information. An explorative study in a physical activity intervention among prediabetic individuals in Northern Finland. Health Information and Libraries Journal 2012; 29: 131-140.
4- Eriksson-Backa, K., Enwald, H., Hirvonen, N., Huvila, I. (2018). Health information seeking, beliefs about abilities, and health behaviour among Finnish seniors. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science. 50(3): 284-295.
5- Huvila, I., Ek, S., Enwald, H., Eriksson-Backa, K., Hirvonen, N., and Känsäkoski, H. (2016). Taking Health Information Behaviour into Account in the design of e-health services, Finnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare, vol. 8, pp. 153–163, 2016.
6- Pang, P. C-I., Chang, S., Pearce, J. & Verspoor, K. (2014). Online health information seeking behaviour: understanding different search approaches. PACIS 2014 proceedings. Paper 229.
Materials:
Students require to have a laptop or pc that can connect to the internet and have Microsoft office or similar software.
Course pre-requirements:
Information behavior 1
Course Requirements:
The participants will ask to actively participate in group discussions and provide feedback on other group comments, and reflect on their learning process in a course diary.
Language of instruction:
English
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Introduction to systematic reviews - Hamed Ahmadinia
Introduction to systematic reviews| Hamed Ahmadinia
Last taught: Summer 2021
Course Overview:
This course has two main goals. First, the course is about defining systematic review as a mean to collect and report secondary data for different beneficiaries. Secondly, the contents are providing insights related to defining, conducting, applying and revising different systematic reviews methods. However, the course is more than just an introduction to systematic review, available tools, and methods. It also explores issues related to where to start the process, how to formulate research questions, what data sources are available, what data to explore and extract, how to conduct quality assessment, data synthesis, presenting results, writing the report, archiving collected data and keeping the data updated. The course is designed to shed light on different applications of applying systematic review strategies in different fields ranging from social science to healthcare.
Course Texts and Materials:
A: Texts:
Students have access to teacher's PowerPoint presentation file along with a list of recommending articles.
B: Recommended reading list:
Books:
1- Case Donald O., Given Lisa M., 2016., Looking for Information - A survey of research on information seeking, needs, and behavior, Bound, ISBN: 9781785609688.
2- Adeyinka, T., 2016, Information Seeking Behavior and Challenges in Digital Libraries, ISBN: 1522502963.
Articles:
1- Xiao, Y., & Watson, M. (2019). Guidance on Conducting a Systematic Literature Review. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 39(1), 93–112.
2- Ahmadinia, H., Eriksson-Backa, K., & Nikou, S. (2021). Health-seeking behaviours of immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees in Europe: a systematic review of peer-reviewed articles. Journal of Documentation.
Materials:
Students require to have a laptop or pc that can connect to internet and have Microsoft office or similar software.
Course pre-requirements:
Participants of this course are expected to have basic knowledge of searching for information through internet, basic knowledge of Microsoft office, Apple Office Suite, or other similar software packages.
Course requirements:
The participants will ask to conduct a sample systematic review steps through group assignment. They are expected to formulate a simple research question, seek for relevant data, do some screening, selecting the relevant documents, and provide a summary of their systematic review protocol.
Language of instruction:
Persian

Previous teaching experience
During my time at Azad University, I was involved in lecturing 6 different cources in either bachelor’s degree or associate degree level in faculty of management and accounting at North Tehran Branch, and Shahre E Ray Branch of the University. I was also involved in formulating, writing, editing and publishing 4 course books related to accounting and finance in Persian language.

Bachelor’s degree courses
* Finance 1
* Finance 2
* Investing in Stocks
* Tax Accounting

Associate degree courses
* Financial Project
* Tax Accounting
* Application of Computer in Accounting

Finance 1| Hamed Ahmadinia
Last taught: Spring 2014
Course Overview: This course covers basic financial topics including basic of Finance, The time Value of Money, Market Value of Securities, Risk & Return, Capital cost, and Capital budgeting.
Course Texts and Materials:
A: Texts:
Students have access to teacher PowerPoint presentation file along with a course book.
B: Course book:
The first six chapters of “Financial Management” written by Reza Tehrani, (Persian), Neghah Danesh Pub, ISBN: 9789641570479
Course pre-requirements:
Participants of this course are expected to have basic knowledge of foundational math and economics courses such as introduction to economics for business and calculus.
Course Requirements:
Students have three criteria in grading. First, active participation in class assignments (20% percent of grade). Second, participating in small group assignments (20% percent of the grade). Finally, a final written exam from covered financial concepts and terms with value of 60 percent of the total grade.
Language of instruction:
Persian
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Finance 2| Hamed Ahmadinia
Last taught: Spring 2014
Course Overview: This course covers more advanced financial topics including current liability management, Short-term financing, Liquid capital management, Finance and capital market, Common Stocks, long-term debts & preferred Stocks.
Course Texts and Materials:
A: Texts:
Students have access to teacher PowerPoint presentation file along with a course book.
B: Books:
1- Chapter seven to eleven of “Financial Management” written by Reza Tehrani, (Persian), Negah Danesh Pub, ISBN: 9789641570479
2- Selected chapters of “Management of Mutual Fund in Iran with Performance Evaluation Perspective” written by Khodarahmi et al., (Persian), Termeh Pub, ISBN: 978-964-9782-29-4
Course pre-requirements:
Finance 1
Course Requirements:
Students have three criteria in grading. First, active participation in class assignments (20% percent of grade). Second, participating in small group assignments (20% percent of the grade). Finally, a final written exam from covered financial concepts and terms with value of 60 percent of the total grade.
Language of instruction:
Persian
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Financial Project| Hamed Ahmadinia
Last taught: Spring 2014
Course Overview:
This course covers an overview of project finance modelling.
Course Texts and Materials:
A: Texts:
Students have access to teacher PowerPoint presentation file along with a course book.
B: Books:
1- Selected chapters of “Financial Management” written by Reza Tehrani, (Persian), Negah Danesh Pub, ISBN: 9789641570479
2- Selected chapters of “Management of Mutual Fund in Iran with Performance Evaluation Perspective” written by Khodarahmi et al., (Persian), Termeh Pub, ISBN: 978-964-9782-29-4
Course pre-requirements:
Finance 1
Course Requirements:
Students have three criteria in grading. First, active participation in class financial case analysing (20% percent of grade). Second, participating in small group assignments (20% percent of the grade). Finally, modelling a financial project related to a real or sample company with value of 60 percent of the total grade.
Language of instruction:
Persian
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Tax Accounting| Hamed Ahmadinia
Last taught: Spring 2014
Course Overview:
This course covers issues related to duties, responsibilities, and skills that should be in a tax accountant job description.
Course Texts and Materials:
A: Texts:
Students have access to teacher PowerPoint presentation file along with a course book.
B: Course book:
Selected chapters of “A Review on Tax Accounting with VAT Perspective”, Fathi et al., (Persian), Shahrashob Pub, ISBN: 978-964-7513-46-3
Course pre-requirements:
There is no prerequisite courses for tax accounting. However, it is expected that students have basic knowledge of foundational math.
Course Requirements:
Students have three criteria in grading. First, active participation in class taxation case analysing (20% percent of grade). Second, participating in small group assignments (20% percent of the grade). Finally, a final written exam with value of 60 percent of the total grade.
Language of instruction:
Persian
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Investing in Stocks| Hamed Ahmadinia
Last taught: Winter 2013
Course Overview:
This course provides complete understanding and confidence about investing in the Stock Market. The course also covers key concepts in stock investing strategies such as investing in Dividend Paying Stocks, Growth Stocks, Value Stocks, Stocks that have future growth at a reasonable Price. Stock markets roles and regulations are the other concepts which are covered within the course materials.
Course Texts and Materials:
A: Texts:
Students have access to teacher PowerPoint presentation file along with a course book.
B: Books:
1- Chapter seven to eleven of “Financial Management” written by Reza Tehrani, (Persian), Neghah Danesh Pub, ISBN: 9789641570479
2- Selected chapters of “Management of Mutual Fund in Iran with Performance Evaluation Perspective” written by Khodarahmi et al., (Persian), Termeh Pub, ISBN: 978-964-9782-29-4
Course pre-requirements:
Finance 1 & Finance 2
Course Requirements:
Students have three criteria in grading. First, active participation in class investment case analysing (20% percent of grade). Second, participating in small group assignments (20% percent of the grade). Finally, a final project related to the covered topics during the course such as making a sample stock portfolio and predict the return of investment and any other related topics selected by students with value of 60 percent of the total grade.
Language of instruction:
Persian
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Application of Computer in Accounting| Hamed Ahmadinia
Last taught: Winter 2013
Course Overview:
In this course, students learn how to use Microsoft Office for accounting purpose in terms of storing, organizing, analysing and reporting accounting statements as an accountant.
Course Texts and Materials:
A: Texts:
Students have access to teacher PowerPoint presentation file along with a course book.
B: Books:
Selected chapters of “Application of Computer Science in Accounting and Audit: Basics, Concepts, Methods Illustrated Edition” written by Mohammadi et al., (English), LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, ISBN: 978-36596995283.
Materials:
Students require to have a laptop or pc that can connect to internet and have Microsoft office or similar software.
Course pre-requirements:
Participants of this course are expected to have basic knowledge of foundational accounting courses such as accounting 1 and accounting 2.
Course Requirements:
Students have three criteria in grading. First, active participation in class accounting projects in spreadsheet software (20% percent of grade). Second, participating in small group assignments (20% percent of the grade). Finally, a project related to applying a financial of accounting statement in a spreadsheet with value of 60 percent of the total grade.
Language of instruction:
Persian
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