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#thanks #2013 @idintnu @imefakultet @ntnu

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I want to thank my colleagues and my students for the best year of my working life. I am grateful.

First I want to mention the software engineering course in the Spring. Here I thank Ines who helped so well with Experts in Team so that I could focus on the big course and the students and assistants of that course. They gave me a lot of energy and some critics. They made me stronger. Thanks to all our students.

As new department head I get so much help and positive feedback from the administration both at IDI and IME.
2013 has been the year I have published most in my life. This thanks to Michalis, ERCIM postdoc, and friendly co-worker. Thanks to IDI PhD students for publishing well.

I do not write more. Pictures talk. Thanks and happy new 2014!

Play Room@idintnu @ntnu – visions and inspiration

Studenter beskrivelse av visjonen for rommet:

Vi foreslår at man bruker de to rommene til høyre for datamuseet til å lage et åpen sone for innovasjon og utvikling. Denne sonen vil gagne både nåværende studenter, og rekrutering. Vi ser for oss at sonen kan inkludere ting som 3D-printere, forskjellige mobile devicer som kan brukes til testing / visning av hva NTNU har gjort (funrun, wordfeud mm.), LEGO mindstorms, Arduiner, Raspberry Pi’s, 3D-scannere, rett og slett et sted som muliggjør at nåværende studenter kan slippe løs sin kreativitet, og en sone som kan hjelpe kommende studenter til å skjønne potensialet ved å studere Datateknikk eller Informatikk.

Here a list of inspiration sources:

diary of a department head #Frikt #openoffice #reuse #cooperate

I have now talked to all IDI’s group leaders about the implementation of FRIKT. I feel that everybody is willing to cooperate so that IDI will succeed to achieve IDI’s goals.

I have met Remida’s Pål Bøyesen (artist) and started to plan “the open office: creative reuse and open IT” – the new office that will be a combination of department head office and open area for IDI. Values: play, cooperate, share, reuse.

All for today.

#mooc @ntnu Research Presentation room 454 Friday 8.11 – 11:15-12:00 IT-Building

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by Dr. Michail Giannakos
Designing Video Technologies to Support Higher Education

Video lectures have enhanced the value of learning procedures, especially in higher education. Today, there is a growing number and variety of educational video lectures online (like Khan Academy and Udacity), but there is limited understanding of their effectiveness in terms of learning and usability. Although there is significant research literature within the individual domains of usability and of video learning, there is limited understanding of their integrated design. Today millions of learners enjoy videos from different platforms (e.g., YouTube) on a diverse number of terminals (desktop, smart phone, tablets) and create billions of simple interactions. This amount of learning activity might be converted via analytics into useful information for the benefit of all video learners. This talk will be centered on recent NTNU initiatives to shed light on video-based learning potentials to support higher education. One of the main challenges is to make sense of users experiences and practices in order to redesign and optimize the education settings and systems. The long term goal of this initiative is to understand how video learning systems contribute to the training of university students, with particular focus on Computer Science students.

dreaming about my “new” office – V.0

I get a new office (23,76 KVM). My goals. I want:
– the office to be a show room for IDI. I think of screens which display research results and processes and small artifacts like robots
– to reuse furniture and screens not to buy new ones. IDI will change all the windows I want to reuse them.
– the office to be open
– a very small area private for myself (inspired by Pål’s office at Remida made by windows) enough to have my own desk that I have now
– the rest of the room to be a flexible place that all IDI can use for meetings or to sit and work
– a screen on the door that show what is going on in the office and/or the other screens
– the budget to be low and the office to be a project not a permanent crypt

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#jetleg #NTNU #strategy #cold #soonweekend #ICT

After a tough week with jet leg, a cold that I fight with a lot of paraset, meetings among which a four hours meeting with the whole faculty leader group and the rector group, I sit here and read NTNU strategy. Under Research and artistic activities there is:

• We will give priority to internationalization and develop expertise in initiating, participating in and leading international research projects.
• We will identify and develop talents in research and art, and establish mechanisms to maintain and develop academic environments in the top international league.
• We will concentrate our research through robust academic environments of high quality and with a clear academic profile.
• We will strengthen the fundamental, long-term research and enabling technologies such as ICT, biotechnology and nanotechnology.
• We will work to ensure that the public and private sectors seek and value doctoral graduates.