Monthly Archives for February 2013

Norway’s academic hiring processes are already remarkably open

A few years ago, Kate and Gregor Maxwell, a British academic couple now working at Norwegian universities, started applying for academic jobs in Scandinavia. The openness of the system surprised them, as Kate blogged earlier this week: It was a … Continue reading

21. February 2013 by Jill
Categories: Blogging, University politics | 9 comments

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
Categories: Teaching | Tags: , , | 1 comment

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

University democracy and gender balance in academia

I co-authored two new debate pieces this week, one on university democracy, where Vigdis Broch-Due, who is running for Pro-Rector, was the primary author, and one on the need to improve gender balance at the University of Bergen. Both are … Continue reading

08. February 2013 by Jill
Categories: Running for Vice-Rector | Leave a comment

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