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Venerdi 8 Maggio Seminario Gender @unipisa

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If you wonder about the bird, it has been made by artist Irene Dominguez in the context of Kodeløypa. Kodeløypa is a framework for coding for children, that I initiated in 2014 and it is organized by Kristin Karlsen at NTNU, well published in scientific venues, thanks to Sofia, Michail, Kshitij, and others, see f.e. Exploring children’s learning experience in constructionism-based coding activities through design-based research, S Papavlasopoulou, MN Giannakos, L Jaccheri, Computers in Human Behavior 99, 415-427 

and many more papers

More about @jenteprosjektet @IDUN_phd_to_prof #gender #research #education

thinking back to my last day at Gløshaugen @IDUN_phdtoprof
@jenteprosjektet – we will be back

Letizia Jaccheri

Here you have the pictures taken by Kai on Monday. Our wish of cooperation between ADA and IDUN is not only improved gender balance at all level from High School to Bachelor and Master, and from PhD to Professor but also, and may be most important, an increased mutual understanding between Norwegian students and foreign researchers for the benefit of education and research. As a department head, I have heard Norwegian students complaining about International assistants. As foreigner, I have heard foreigners complain about Norwegian. If we work together, we find out that we do not have anything to complain about.

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Hi all

In Norway we have – The app is up and running since two weeks; research data has been collected about percentage of use and indicates that 50% of the people has downloaded it.

The app SMITTESTOPP also collects anonymized research data. The app is developed by Simula Research lab – who answers to questions.

I am impressed that they managed to develop a well-functioning up in such a short time, and my only complain is that it uses some battery. In Norway last week they open the kindergarten and this week the primary school.


Opening at the VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT AMSTERDAM to work with Professor Patricia Lago


Contact  Prof. Dr. Patricia Lago, E-mail:<>, Telephone: +31 (0)20 87745


The virtual does not protect us from life either

Today I have two board meetings and two project/department meetings. And a budget meeting. I should not sit here and write blog post. But I take 15 minutes. Recently I think often, “I have been working for 32 years”. Since I graduated 18.february 1988 I worked every day, with some few days of vacation. I had (and I have) in several periods two jobs, like being PhD student and teacher, being mum and professor, now professor in two universities, always with a couple of positions in boards of organizations, other departments, projects. And a million of mistakes. Each day I do mistakes and some mistakes  – sometimes – wake me up at 3 o’ clock at night. My main mistake I accuse my self for, is to mix life and work. However, I work hard to forgive my mistakes and for the biggest mistake – the mistake of mixing life and work – I can defend my self that being alive, with feelings, needs, rights, as every human being, I have to mix my own life with my own work. And being an human being sometimes I have to work very fast to supervise all the people I supervise and prepare for all the meetings.

Read this as you want. You may think that I want to impress with my achievements, or that I want to diminish myself with my mistakes. Read it as you want, look at me as you want, it is my life and my work.

By the way, academics, we are so privileged in this period, we have salary each month, and our biggest stress is to transform physical events into virtual ones, but you know what? The virtual does not protect us from life either. When we will be dead, some of us will become perfect, but only then and only for somebody.

Tappetina thinks of all her friends


Today I start the day by restructuring a bit my books page in the blog. While I use my time to write research applications that hopefully will give me a meaninful working decade ahead with interesting projects and motivated students, my heart and dreams are on writing, literature, and Tappetina

I propose the last version of Tappetina that has been remade, by a master student, Andrea Lavazza, supervised by Marikken Høiseth and I. The drawings are by Irene Dominguez. I think of all the students and friends who have helped with different Tappetina project. Thanks to all and may be Tappetina will be back.

By the way, everything is available on Tappetina web side: – borrow and go ahead if you like, I am sure you will not forget to acknowledge. Should you cite Tappetina as a paper, see

Gomez, J., Jaccheri, L., Maragoudakis, M., & Sharma, K. (2019). Digital storytelling for good with Tappetina game. ELSEVIER Journal Entertainment Computing.