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Outside of the university

I had two exciting events today: I’ve been invited to join Bergen Chamber of Commerce’s resource group for ICT, and was at my first meeting this afternoon. The vibrant discussions and let’s do this spirit made me realise how much … Continue reading

20. February 2013 by Jill
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Workshop: Visualisere Facebooknettverket ditt i Gephi

Notes for a workshop I’m giving at a local high school today on visualising your Facebook network. Dette er stikkord til en workshop jeg skal ha på Nordahl Grieg videregående skole i dag om hvordan man visualiserer Facebooknettverket sitt i … Continue reading

20. February 2013 by Jill
Categories: Social Network Analysis, Teaching, Visualise me | Leave a comment

Comparing Facebook networks with the students

On Tuesday the students in my upper-level undergraduate course on social media presented their visualisations of their Facebook networks, and it was so interesting! There is quite a broad variety in how these networks look. Some students had large but … Continue reading

14. February 2013 by Jill
Categories: Social Network Analysis, Teaching | 2 comments

Lesson plan: Nordic electronic literature

Last week, I taught a three hour class on Nordic electronic literature into our first year undergraduate course DIKULT103: Digital Genres: Digital Art, Electronic Literature and Computer Games. The course is taught in English, and we usually have about 40 … Continue reading

06. February 2013 by Jill
Categories: Electronic literature, Teaching | Leave a comment

Teaching the cybertext taxonomy with dice

This morning I got to meet our new Bachelor of Digital Culture students teaching the class on cybertext in our Digital Genres: Digital Art, Electronic Literature, and Computer Games course. I was going to just walk students through the taxonomy … Continue reading

17. January 2013 by Jill
Categories: Digital Art, Teaching | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

What should all graduates know about computers and the information society?

I helped organise a seminar today on what kinds of digital competencies universities should aim to teach students (and lecturers) and I’m meeting so many interesting people across the university. I already knew Knut Melvær from Twitter and his blog, … Continue reading

29. October 2012 by Jill
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Loving Coursera MOOCs

This Coursera stuff is dangerous. I’ve been loving my social network analysis class so much that when the teachers mentioned a Python class just started (and Python is a useful tool for getting data off the web and into a … Continue reading

16. October 2012 by Jill
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Taina Bucher on social media and “programmed friendships”

Poking around the internet, as one does, I came across Taina Bucher’s MA level class MEVIT4610 Social Media at the University of Oslo. Taina got in touch with me several months ago asking about things like how to integrate blogging … Continue reading

09. October 2012 by Jill
Categories: Blogging, social media, Teaching | Leave a comment

Rating teachers and doctors has finally reached Norway – with a lag and some cultural differences

Norway has had its own hot-or-not ( for rating sexiness for ages, but we’re only now seeing the first sites that rate professional abilities: lets patients rate their doctors, and Minlæ lets high school students rate their teachers. After … Continue reading

30. September 2012 by Jill
Categories: social media, Teaching | 5 comments

Teaching surveillance with 1984 and Little Brother

I was in the university bookshop today and was thrilled to see several of the books are already in for one of my courses this autumn, DIKULT106: Culture and Norms in the Information Society. The course consists of three three … Continue reading

26. June 2012 by Jill
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