Open webinars 2024

Open webinars 2024

Excited webinar 2024 announcement

Curious about current issues, new tools and methods in IT education?
Join these open seminars for the teaching staff!

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 includes a presentation and a Q&A session.

SFU Excited Open Webinar with Anne Fox on Fri. 5 April at 13:00 CET

 Title: Confrontation and provocation to promote sustainability skills:
 Green Pedagogy - A structured approach to lesson planning

 Date and time: Friday, 5 April, 13:00-14:00 CET
 Language: English
 Place: Zoom (please register to receive the link)

 Abstract: I will be taking you through the main philosophy and steps behind the Austrian pedagogical approach to sustainability called Green Pedagogy, not because I am the expert in Green Pedagogy (Grüne Pädagogik) but because I was a partner in an Erasmus+ project in 2016 which had Green Pedagogy at its heart. One of my aims with this chapter was to get the message out beyond the German speaking world. Many of its aspects may be familiar but there are some key steps which change the common trajectory of much Education for Sustainable Development. One of the challenges I will be discussing will be about agreeing on terms.

 About the speaker: Anne Fox is an educational consultant based in Denmark focusing on online teacher training, intercultural communication and coaching. Since 2013 she has been working with staff from the Department of Computer Science at NTNU on various EU Erasmus+ projects as well as workshops on learning and assessment for the Masters, Customized Corporate E-Learning.

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SFU Excited's open webinar with Peter Purgathofer on Fri. 16 February at 13:00 CET

 Title: Ways of thinking in informatics
 Date and time: Fri, 16 February 2024, 13:00-14:00 CET
 Language: English
 Place: Zoom
The target audience are educators in Computer Science at NTNU and Nord University.

 About the speaker: Peter Purgathofer is Associated Professor at the TU Wien, Informatics Faculty. He is founding member of the HCI Research Division and Coordinator of the Media and Human-Centered Computing Master Program. His research focusses on the role of design thinking in informatics and on ethical and societal challenges of information & communication technologies. 

Abstract: In 2018, a novel compulsory course was introduced to the first semester of informatics bachelor programs. Planned as a europeanized version of the new CS intro courses like »beauty and joy of computer science«, it came out as an academic celebration of the interdisciplinarity of informatics, with the goal to give students guidance and direction in their further studies and beyond. The talk will introduce the concept and our approach, our experiences so far, and the challenges we face.

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