Undervisningsseminar 27. mars


Automagisk sensur, adaptivt læringsverktøy, og aktiv læring

mandag 27. mars 2017 kl. 10-12

Auditorium Nørvasundet, Hovedbygningen, NTNU i Ålesund

Software and Intelligent Control Engineering (SoftICE) Laboratory ved Institutt for IKT og realfag (IIR) inviterer med dette til åpent seminar om moderne undervisning i høyere utdanning.


10.00 Åpning v/Annik Magerholm Fet, viserektor, NTNU

10.05 System for automatisk individuell faglig begrunnelse og tilbakemelding v/Omid Mirmotahari, førsteamanuensis, Studielaben, Institutt for informatikk, UiO

11.00 Adaptivt læringsverktøy for matematikk v/Siebe van Albada, studieprogramleder simulering og visualisering, IIR, NTNU

11.20 Modelleringsverktøy for dingser v/Adrian Rutle, studiekoordinator informasjonsteknologi, Institutt for data- og realfag, HVL

11.40 Aktiv læring i matematikk v/Hans Georg Schaathun, professor, SoftICE Lab, IIR, NTNU

12.00 Avslutning

Hovedinnlegget holdes av Omid Mirmotahari, som har vunnet en rekke priser for undervisning, forskning og formidling. Nylig har han også figurert i media med innovative “automagiske” system for automatisk individuell faglig begrunnelse og tilbakemelding:

For mer informasjon, kontakt Robin T. Bye på robin.t.bye@ntnu.no eller +47 40082880.

Invitasjon til seminar: Undervisningsseminar2017.pdf

SoftICE presents educational research at CSEDU 2017

SoftICE members Ottar L. Osen and Robin T. Bye and will be presenting two educational research papers at the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU 2017) in Porto, Portugal on 21–23 April:

  • Ottar L. Osen and Robin T. Bye. Reflections on teaching electrical and computer engineering courses at the bachelor level. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education — Volume 2: CSEDU (CSEDU ’17), pages 57–68. INSTICC, SCITEPRESS, April 2017. Download pdf.
  • Robin T. Bye. The teacher as a facilitator for learning: Flipped classroom in a master’s course on artificial intelligence. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education — Volume 1: CSEDU (CSEDU ’17), pages 184–195. INSTICC, SCITEPRESS, April 2017. Download pdf.

The full papers and other work is available for download here: http://www.robinbye.com | Publications

The paper abstracts are provided below.

Reflections on teaching electrical and computer engineering courses at the bachelor level

This paper reflects on a number of observations the authors have made over many years of teaching courses in electrical and computer engineering bachelor programmes.
We suggest various methods and tips for improving lectures, attendance, group work, and compulsory coursework, and discuss aspects of facilitating active learning, focussing on simple in-classroom activities and larger problem-based activities such as assignments, projects, and laboratory work. Moreover, we identify solving real-world problems by means of practical application of relevant theory as key to achieving intended learning outcomes. Our observations and reflections are then put into a theoretical context, including students’ approaches of learning, constructive alignment, active learning, and problem-based versus problem-solving learning. Finally, we present and discuss some recent results from a student evaluation survey and draw some conclusions.

The teacher as a facilitator for learning: Flipped classroom in a master’s course on artificial intelligence

In this paper, I present a flipped classroom approach for teaching a master’s course on artificial intelligence. Traditional lectures in the classroom are outsourced to an open online course to free up valuable time for active, in-class learning activities. In addition, students design and implement intelligent algorithms for solving a variety of relevant problems cherrypicked from online game-like code development platforms. Learning activities are carefully chosen to align with intended learning outcomes, course curriculum, and assessment to allow for learning to be constructed by the students themselves under guidance by the teacher, much in accord with the theory of constructive alignment. Thus, the teacher acts as a facilitator for learning, much similar to that of a personal trainer or a coach. I present an overview of relevant literature, the course content and teaching methods, and a recent course evaluation, before I discuss some limiting frame factors and challenges with the approach and point to future work.

Seminar: The New Visualisation Lab – The What and the How

SoftICE member Arne Styve will tomorrow Wednesday 17 June give a brief presentation of the background for the new state-of-the-art visualisation lab at Aalesund University College, the technologies used, and the plans and the vision. The lab will be at the core for research and education purposes across all faculties at AAUC, and central the our newly started master programme in Simulation and Visualisation.

We invite for a broad discussion on possible applications after the talk.

We expect the giant canvas to arrive within a week or two, ready to be installed over the Summer. Thus there is little to see in the actual lab at the moment, and the tour and demo of the lab is postponed till the Autumn.

The seminar is open for all and will take place in room Borgundfjorden at 12.30 on Wednesday 17 June 2015, AAUC main building.


SoftICE presenting pedagogical research at STEM-conference

SoftICE members Hans Georg Schaathun and Robin T. Bye together with first author Welie A. Schaathun will be presenting pedagogical research on “Active Learning Using Microcontrollers (Aktiv læring i Mikrokontrollarar)” at the Norwegian STEM conference in Bergen 18-19 March (MNT-konferansen 2015).

AAUC is also represented with other work, including “Development and Testing of Method to Avoid Quitting in Engineering Education (Utvikling og utprøving av metode for å hindre frafall i ingeniørutdanningene)” and “Student-Active Research in the Course Real-Time Computer Engineering (Studentaktiv forskning i emnet Sanntids datateknikk)“.

Abstract of our paper (in Norwegian only): Continue reading

Master in Simulation and Visualisation

On Wednesday 11 March, Aalesund University College invited students, professionals, and others interested in commencing master studies at AAUC to our campus for a half-day seminar filled with invited talks and presentations of our master programmes.

Students using the Oculus Rift glasses for virtual reality.

The master programme that SoftICE is involved in is the new Master in Simulation and Visualisation, which says that

Industry and society is getting more complex, providing engineers with new challenges. Simulation and visualization are powerful tools to test new ideas, to optimize performance of systems, and to provide support for making decisions. They are also used to analyze big amounts of data, and to connect information to real and virtual landscapes and cities. The use is rapidly increasing in industry, in public planning and management, as well as widely used in dedicated simulators to train pilots, sea captains and police.

Please visit the link to read more, and please apply before 15 April!

Photos from the seminars: Continue reading