Mr Timo Raatikainen


Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Hämeentie 161, 00560 Helsinki (Finland)

Mobile phones

(+358) 400 603 053
(+358) 400 728 933





Work Experience

2008 – Present

Senior Lecturer, Trainer (Staff&Student), eLearning Support Person, eLearning Specialist, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki, Finland

-ICT-Teacher -Bachelor-, Master Degree-, Specialisation Studies-, Continuing education -students’ study modules and courses

-Staff trainer – Plenty of various and versatile Courses for Educators in themes related to Digitalisation in Education (eLearning, Blended Learning and Flipped Learning).

E.g. In 2015-2016 responsible trainer in all half-day long digital lectures and workshops in “Metropolia Academy” -seminars to Metropolia UAS’ lecturers.
(E.g. Moodle CMS, Mahara PLE, WordPress, Google Apps for Education, Microsoft Office 365, Adobe Connect, Skype, Skype for Business, Blogs, Wikis, Image Processing -software)

Authorized person in charge to work as an educator and to assess A-level Examinations (TIEKE = Finnish Information Society Development Centre,

Member of Metropolia’s E-team

-Founder and Leader of the E-team at the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries

-Head of eLearning Services at the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries

2005 – 2008

Lecturer, Project Manager, Founder of the Music Technology Education at the Degree Programme of Classical Music, Stadia University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki, Finland

-Creator of the Curriculum for the Music Technology studies at the Degree Programme of Classical Music

-Project Manager (Music Technology Education Starting -Project)

-Teacher in Music Technology -study modules [e.g. in notation (Sibelius), Sound editing (Audacity, Sound Forge), Picture editing (Photoshop), MS Office]

-Mentor of the staff concerning ICT-skills

2000 – 2005

Senior Lecturer, Staff-trainer in  ICT skills, Music Institute, Valkeakoski (Finland)

-Founder of the Music Technology education at the Music Institute

-Creator & Webmaster of the Music Institute’s web-site

-Head of the Branch Office in Toijala

1990 – 2000

Lecturer, Senior Lecturer (Piano, Music Theory) (Finland, Sweden)

-University of Tampere, Finland (Department of Teacher Education)

-Danderyd Music Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

-Middle Finland Conservatory, Jyväskylä, Finland

-Music Institute, Valkeakoski, Finland

1987 – 1990

Founder and Headmaster, Ala-Keitele Music Institute, Äänekoski (Finland)

-Establisher and the first Headmaster of the Ala-Keitele Music Institute,


Lecturer (Piano)

-Music Institute, Espoo (Finland)


Job related skills

During past 12 years at the Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences student feedback has been collected by my employer  in every course and training session I have had. According to feedback I have excellent pedagogical and coaching skills.  I have also good ability to work under pressure.

Information processing: Proficient user

I can use advanced search strategies (e.g. using search operators) to find reliable information on the internet. I can use web feeds (like RSS) to be updated with content I am interested in. I can assess the validity and credibility of information using a range of criteria. I am aware of new advances in information search, storage and retrieval. Ι can save information found on the internet in different formats. I can use cloud information storage services.

Content Creation: Proficient user

I can produce or modify multimedia content in different formats, using a variety of digital platforms, tools and environments. I can use advanced formatting functions of different tools (e.g. mail merge, merging documents of different formats, using advanced formulas). I know how to apply licences and copyrights.

Communication: Proficient user

I actively use a wide range of communication tools (e-mail, chat, SMS, instant messaging, blogs, micro-blogs, social networks) for online communication. I can create and manage content with collaboration tools (e.g. electronic calendars, project management systems, online proofing, online spreadsheets). I actively participate in online spaces and use several online services (e.g. public services, e-banking, online shopping). I can use advanced features of communication tools (e.g. video conferencing, data sharing, application sharing).

Problem solving: Proficient user

I can solve problems that arise when using digital technology in Learning. I can choose the right tool, device, application, software or service to solve (non-technical) problems. I am aware of new technological developments. I understand how new tools work. I frequently update my digital skills.

Safety: Proficient user

I frequently check the security configuration and systems of my devices and/or of the applications I use. I know how to react if my computer is infected by a virus. I can configure or modify the firewall and security settings of my digital devices. I know how to encrypt e-mails or files. I can apply filters to spam e-mails. To avoid health problems (physical and psychological), I make reasonable use of information and communication technology. I have an informed stance on the impact of digital technologies on everyday life, online consumption, and the environment.

Communication and organisational skills

I have excellent communication and organisational skills. I’m social, talkative, cooperative and I think I have also a good humour, which helps a lot when dealing with people. When working as a team leader I trust my colleagues and give a lot of responsibility to the members of my team. In my experience it makes the cooperation more effective and reliable in every way.










1981 – 1988

Master of Music (MMus), Sibelius Academy, Helsinki (Finland)

-Piano diploma 1988

“After graduating from the piano music programme, you will be able to work as a soloist, music teacher, chamber musician, and lied pianist. Some of graduates find careers elsewhere in the music industry, such as media and music management.”< > Accessed 28/5/2019.

2008 – 2009

VET Teacher (60 ECTS), HAMK Vocational Teacher Education Unit, Hämeenlinna (Finland)> Accessed 28.5.2019.
1999 – Present

Information Technology Studies

-HAMK-University of Applied Sciences, Degree of Media Technology 2006-2009

-Sibelius Academy, III 2002-2003

-Opeko-National Centre for Professional Development in Education 2003

-Orivesi-Institute (several courses)

-Music Technology Courses (Various, 2002-2012)

-PrePress Studio, HelsinkiFlash 8 basic and advanced courses 2007

-The Summer University of Häme 2002

-Riihimäki-Hyvinkää Consortium for Education 1999-2000

-Tavastia Vocational College 1999


Administration Degree (Examination), School Board, Helsinki (Finland)

-Qualification required for Headmaster’s posts in the Finnish Music Institutes

1972 – 1981

Leaving Certificate in Music Education (Examination), Middle Finland Conservatory, Jyväskylä (Finland)

-Studies in piano, violin and music theory


Matriculation Examination, Normal School, University of Jyväskylä (Finland)> Accessed 28.5.2019.