After using Zettlr for a couple of years, I have noticed a fundamental change in how I use research literature in my research and writing. In this blog post, I reflect on this development and describe how it happened.
For some time now, I have observed my academic colleagues adding a Mastodon account link to their X profiles. After mass media coverage around X’s owner and how he operates X, I have also considered whether I should find a new place for my infrequent tweets. After some research and reflection, I decided to stay on X.
How do you recognize good qualitative data? One of the main challenges newcomers to qualitative research face is the fact that everything can be used as data. I liked this book a lot because it provides some simple but effective answers to the question above. It is a short read and it comes from authors who know what they are talking about.
During the spring of 2019, I participated in a newly designed pedagogics course organized by our faculty. The course made me reflect on my role as a university teacher. We don’t think much about it. But what we teachers and professor do every day in our offices, lecture rooms and meetings is what at the end of the day makes up a university. This course made me think about how I can best contribute to our university’s prosperity and quality in my everyday conduct. My conclusion is that I should be more than a lecturer.
Are you interested in introducing yourself and your colleagues to my students? I am interested in bringing the software engineering profession into the lecture room, live. I am looking for video greetings from software developers (in Norwegian and English). Accept the challenge and say hello to my students.