SFU Excited's open seminar with Prof. Pierre Dillenbourg on Fri. 5 August at 13:00 CET

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SFU Excited's open seminar with Prof. Pierre Dillenbourg on Fri. 5 August at 13:00 CET

Curious about current issues, new tools and methods in IT education?
Join this open seminar from the SFU Excited Autumn 2022 seminar series for the teaching staff!

Title: Classrooms analytics: zooming out from a pupil to a classroom
Date and time: Friday, 5 August, 13:00-14:00 CET
Language: English
Place: NTNU Gløshaugen, IT building, room 454 and Teams (send an email to swetlana.fast@ntnu.no to receive the link)

The main audience will be the academic personnel from NTNU and Nord University involved in teaching, IT education and related research. At the beginning, there will be a short introduction, the main slot will be for the presentation on the topic below, and after that there will be time for questions from the audience.

Abstract: The term ‘learning analytics’ usually refers to the activities that one or a few learners perform on a digital device. How do technologies take into consideration the fact that a classroom counts many more learners? Classroom analytics provide teachers with real-time support about their class management, monitoring the engagement of learners in a class, deciding when and how to intervene in their learning activities, reusing the output of an activity in another one, forming student groups, integrating the learner’s production in a lecture, deciding when to shift to another activity or helping the teacher to regulate her own behavior. This talk describes the classroom itself as a digital system.

About the speaker: A former teacher in elementary school, Pierre Dillenbourg graduated in educational science (University of Mons, Belgium). He started his research on learning technologies in 1984. In 1986, he has been on of the first in the world to apply machine learning to develop a self-improving teaching system. He obtained a PhD in computer science from the University of Lancaster (UK), in the domain of artificial intelligence applications for education. He has been senior scientist at the University of Geneva.

Prof. Dillenbourg joined EPFL in 2002. He has been the director of Center for Research and Support on Learning and its Technologies, then academic director of Center for Digital Education, which implements the MOOC strategy of EPFL. He is full professor in learning technologies in the School of Computer & Communication Sciences, where he is the head of the CHILI Lab, Computer-Human Interaction for Learning & Instruction. He is the director of the leading house DUAL-T, which develops technologies for dual vocational education systems (carpenters, florists,...).

With EPFL colleagues, he launched in 2017 the Swiss EdTech Collider, an incubator with 80 start-ups in learning technologies. He (co-)-founded 5 start-ups, does consulting missions in the corporate world and joined the board of several companies or institutions. In 2018, he co-founded LEARN, the EPFL Center of Learning Sciences that brings together the local initiatives in educational innovation. He is a fellow of the International Society for Learning Sciences. He currently is the Associate Vice-President for Education at EPFL.

PREVIOUS WEBINARS

PREVIOUS WEBINARS

 

SFU Excited's open webinar with Elena Parmiggiani on Fri. 13 May at 13:00 CET

Curious about current issues, new tools and methods in IT education?
Join this open webinar from the SFU Excited Spring 2022 webinar series for the teaching staff!

Title: Sustainability in education: The way forward?
Date and time: Friday, 13 May, 13:00-14:00 CET
Language: English
Place: Zoom (register to receive the link to the meeting)

The main audience will be the academic personnel from NTNU and NORD University involved in teaching, IT education and related research. At the beginning, there will be a short introduction, the main slot will be for the presentation on the topic below, and after that there will be time for questions from the audience.

Abstract: 
Sustainability is a multifaceted concept including social, economic, and environmental aspects. As a result of the threats associated with climate change and ongoing societal transformations, sustainability has become a core concern for universities, particularly in relation to education. This is evident in the top-down pressure from governments and policy makers to include sustainable development in organizations and in the bottom-up engagement of students and educators to take sustainability seriously.

NTNU is a frontrunner in opening up a discussion and developing strategies for including sustainability in the educational offer. In this presentation, core definitions of sustainability in relation to NTNU’s experience in including sustainability in education on the strategic level will be introduced. The webinar will conclude by discussing open challenges for the future.

About the speaker: Elena Parmiggiani is Associate Professor in Digital Collaboration at the Department of Computer Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), where she is also deputy head of department for sustainability. She holds a PhD in Information Technology from NTNU. She studies digital transformation practices in organizations and responsible use of intelligent technologies. She has initiated and coordinated the Digital Enterprise research priority area at the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (IE) at NTNU, which is concerned with sustainable digital transformation. 

 

SFU Excited's open webinar with Prof. Michail Giannakos on Fri. 8 April at 13:00 CET

Curious about current issues, new tools and methods in IT education?
Join this open webinar from the SFU Excited Spring 2022 webinar series for the teaching staff!

Title: Analytics, assessment, and data literacy in IT education
Date and time: Friday, 8 April, 13:00-14:00 CET
Language: English
Place: Zoom (register to receive the link to the meeting)

The main audience will be the academic personnel from NTNU and NORD University involved in teaching, IT education and related research. At the beginning, there will be a short introduction, the main slot will be for the presentation on the topic below, and after that there will be time for questions from the audience.

Abstract: In this session, Prof. Michail Giannakos will share his experiences in how analytics can be used to support IT education. In particular, it will be discussed how analytics can support assessment practices, and courses' overall learning design. The final part of the discussion will be about the importance of instructors' educational data literacy skills, and the critical role such a set of skills can play.

About the speaker:
Michail (Michalis) Giannakos is a Professor of Interaction Design and Learning Technologies at the Department of Computer Science of NTNU, and Head of the Learner-Computer Interaction lab. His research focuses on the design and study of emerging technologies in online and hybrid education settings, and their connections to student and instructor experiences and practices. Giannakos has co-authored more than 150 manuscripts published in peer-reviewed journals and conferences and has served as an evaluator for the EC and the US-NSF. He has been serving in various organization committees, program committees as well as being editor and guest editor on highly recognized journals. He has worked at several research projects funded by diverse sources.

 

SFU Excited's open webinar with Prof. Dag Svanæs on Fri. 4 March at 13:00 CET

This webinar’s topic is: A maker approach to engineering education: a comparison of two courses
Date and time: Friday, 4 March, 13:00-14:00 CET
Language: English
Place: Zoom, the link will be sent to all registered participants prior to the webinar.

About the speaker:
Dag Svanæs is professor in human–computer interaction at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. He heads the NTNU User Experience Lab and holds a position at the IT-University of Copenhagen in Denmark. He did his PhD on the phenomenology of Merleau-Ponty and its relevance to a theory of interactivity. His research interests include design tools, tangible interaction, participatory design, usability methods, medical informatics, and the philosophical foundations of interaction. His current research is focused on the role of the body in design. 

Abstract: Dag will do a comparison of two courses using tools and techniques from the maker culture for first- and second-year engineering students. The first course is a one-semester introductory course for first-year computer science students where Arduino, robot programming and app development with Processing was used to foster engagement and creativity. The course had a total of 273 students with two teachers and ten teaching assistants. The second course is a one-semester course for second year industrial design students using Arduino, 3D-printing, laser cutters. It had 25 students, one teacher, two teaching assistants, and access to a wood and metal workshop. The major challenges for both courses were related to creating exercises, educational material and a physical work environment for the students that allowed for creativity in the spirit of the maker culture. Dag will reflect on how difference in number of students, access to wood and metal workshop, skills, and type of assignments give different results and learning outcome.

SFU Excited open webinars for teaching staff Spring 2022

SFU Excited open webinars for teaching staff Spring 2022

Curious about current issues, new tools and methods in IT education?
 Join the SFU Excited Spring 2022 webinar series!

Centre for Excellent IT Education, Excited, aims at bringing Norway in the forefront of innovative IT education and making IT an increasingly more attractive study choice for young people. These webinars aim at creating arenas for discussions and reflection among the teaching staff. Each webinar will be held in Zoom and include a presentation and a Q&A session.

The main audience are the academic personnel from NTNU and NORD University involved in teaching, IT education and related research. At the beginning, there is a short introduction, the main slot is for the presentation on the topic below, and after that there is time for questions from the audience.