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Nine (surprising) things I learned from teaching a class with 500 students

I was expecting to learn a lot from teaching a course with 500 students. But I was expecting to learn other things that what I actually turned out to learn. Maybe I have to learn these things before I can concentrate on other things I also want to learn!

Defining my role of a university teacher

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 a software developer? Say hello to my 500 students.

Agile software engineeting cartoon

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.

Tips and pointers to writing a good discussion chapter

Writing a discussion chapter can show to be challenging. Suddenly you are finished with presenting findings and results. What do you do now? There is no magic formula for writing a good discussion chapter. But here follow some tips I have collected for you to consider.

Jobs disappear not because of robots but because of customers

Common belief these days is that technology is becoming so intelligent that it is replacing smart employees. I think jobs are disappearing because they are outsourced to smart customers. What is left is dumb routine jobs, and robots have always…

How to permanently step out of your filter bubble

Do you live in a filter bubble? Do you see more Trump-related news every time you click on Trump-related news? If the answer is yes then you probably do live in a filter bubble, like most of us using the internet. But some of us try to burst the bubble. Here are some tips from my side on how I try to burst my filter bubble.

What goes wrong when students reflect on their research methods

In 2017 Elena and I ran the IT3010 course at NTNU on the topic of qualitative research methods in computer science. This was the first time we had the course run as a realistic run-up to a research conference with papers presented by students. The last deliverable in the course was a reflection report where each student was asked to reflect on the who process. Here I want to summarize some tips to students after having graded this last deliverable.

Tips for the first-time academic publication referee

In this blog post I have collected some tips for writing a good referee report in the research methods subject IT3010 that I teach at NTNU together with Elena Parmiggiani. The tips are based on actual review reports that the students submit. So new students will benefit from carefully reading this blog post. Please provide your feedback in the comments field if you have questions or suggestions for more tips.

Literature study of patient empowerment and ICT

My student Thor Jarle and I published a short paper in PETRA last year summarizing the results from a literature review. The study was about how ICT tools currently empower patients with chronic diseases living in the community.