Excited event Innovative IT education in practice

Excited event Innovative IT education in practice

Invitation to the event Innovative IT education in practice

Are you interested in how to make use of AI in IT education? How to integrate sustainability into IT education? What innovative IT education is taking place in your department? Join the Excited event Innovative IT education in practice!

When: 2 November, 15:00-21:00 CET, Main Stage, 1st floor
Where: DIGS, Krambugata 2, Trondheim
Target audience:
students, teaching and administrative staff at NTNU and Nord university, researchers, representatives from the industry and student associations, computing education enthusiasts
Registration: please fill in the registration form; registration closes on 25 October 2023
Language: English


  • We celebrate Exciteds initiative «Mini Projects”. Mini projects offer an opportunity for our colleagues to acquire extra resources for improvement measures in courses or study programs beyond normal operation or management of teaching. A set of current projects will be presented. The call for Mini project proposals for spring 2024 (application deadline 1 Dec 2023) will be announced during the event.
  • Excited’s PhD students and post docs present their research in poster format and are eager to share and discuss their work with colleagues.
  • Innovative empirical research on mastery learning in introductory programming will be presented.
  • A panel with students and scientific staff with teaching and AI expertise will discuss innovative IT education in light of recent developments in AI and the need to include sustainability in our IT courses and study programs. The audience is invited to contribute in the discussion.
  • The dinner offers great opportunities for social and professional chat. Before we start the meal, there will be a mini-concert by Snaustrinda Spelemannslag, an accomplished folk music student band. 

All participants are invited to enjoy a light lunch upon arrival, and later a joint dinner at the venue.

We hope you are interested in attending!


15:00 Registration/mingling/posters/light lunch
16:00 Introduction 
16:15 Research-based innovative IT education: mastery learning in intro programming
  Guttorm Sindre, educator, NTNU; Gabrielle Hansen, researcher, NTNU
16:45 Break/mingling/posters
17:00 Excellent mini-project initiatives
  Tonje Jin, educator/mini project owner, NTNU
  Oddlaug Marie Lindgaard, educator/mini project owner, Nord University
  Syed Sajid H. Shah, educator/mini project owner, NTNU
  Helga Dis Isfold Sigurdardottir, educator/mini project owner, Nord University
17:45 Break/mingling/posters
18:00 Panel - innovative IT education. How can we succeed in being more innovative in IT education by utilizing recent developments in AI? How can we succeed in integrating sustainability in IT education in meaningful and innovative ways?
  Hans Ivar Wågsås Ølberg, student, NTNU
  John Krogstie, educator/AI expert
  Özlem Özgöbek, educator/AI expert 
  Simone Mora (digital), educator/mini project owner, MIT/NTNU
18:30 Call for applications Mini Projects Spring 2024
18:45  Musikal performance by Snaustrinda Spelemannslag
19:00  Dinner






Poster title

Aamna Rais Ahmed

Nord University

Analyzing Students' Perceptions of the Blended Learning Environment: Designing a Comprehensive Blended Learning Framework for Project-based Courses in Computing Education

Aparna Chirumamilla


Soft skills teaching and assessment in Software Engineering Education

Bashira Jaradat


Integration of Sustainability Cases in Higher Computing Education

Izabella Alexandra Victoria Jedel

Nord University

The language of gamification Promoting intrinsic motivation in higher IT education

Ana Carolina Moises De Souza


Software's Social Impact: Embarking on the Walkthrough to Social Sustainability in Organizations

Hege Annette Olstad


ePortfolio: Enabling computing students to recognize acquired competencies

Kateryna Osadcha


Application of AI technology in the professional work

of IT-educators

Attiqa Rehman


Categorization of Software Engineering Capstone Projects

Justyna Szynkiewicz

Nord University

Beyond the Technical: Computing Students’ Experiences in PBL, and the Role of Disciplinary Identity

Nipuna Hiranya Weeratunge


Gamification of Information Security Education and Training

The venue

Musical performance

Snaustrinda spelemannslag

Bilde av Snaustrinda spelemannslag, pent oppstilt

Foto: foto.samfundet.no