Digital Storytelling - A Pedagogical Method to Present the Course Learnings for Life <3
Writing has always been a really therapeutic activity for me personally. Now, I am writing this blog post about Digital Storytelling assignment that I trialed in my Psychology in Human-Technology course in it's first ever online implementation. The trial was succesful - students created 64 stories, out of which I have selected some to be shared with you.
Cross-Compiling Rust to Run on PYNQ-Z1
The PYNQ-Z1 is a versatile hardware platform used within many of our courses. Using xsct, the Xilinx Command Line Tool, one can run software on PYNQ without an operating system (OS) - a method known as bare metal. We repurposed these tools to create an executable from Rust code instead of the usual C. This will allow students to practice writing drivers and embedded software in a modern programming language.
From small steps to one giant leap - Teaching goes online
The university campuses closing created a rapid need to move all teaching to be provided through web based means. Together with the rest of Tampere University, Computing Sciences answered the call. Even though many courses were already using lecture recordings, online learning platforms and other online tools, this was a giant leap in digitalising our teaching.
Flipped teaching experiences on Digital Design course
As part of the ongoing trend to give less traditional lecturing and more interactive teaching, we decided to start flipping the Digital Design course. We made the decision near the beginning of the course last fall, so there was only time to record teaching videos for the course. A proper flipped course would also have small group teaching with discussions about the videos with small exercises, but those will have to wait until next fall. In this post, I will share some experiences about the video making process.
“The beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people” (unknown)
On the 18th of February 2020, students from Cross-Cultural Design course belonging to Human-Technology Interaction study programme gathered around to celebrate the last day of the course by presenting their cross-cultural re-design projects on different social media websites. It was interesting to know that in a class with twenty students, there were eleven national cultures from around world.
User Experience in Robotics course work: Pepper as an interactive tour guide to the solar system
In this project of User Experience in Robotics course we worked in conjunction with the Tampere University's childrens and youth STEM unit Juniversity (Part of the finnish national LUMA network) to create a robotic application to support their "Science Stop" ("Tiedepysäkki") events. Read here our story of our robotic concept about Pepper as an interactive tour guide to the solar system.
User Potential Unlimited - The joint lecture series of the ITC Faculty
User Potential Unlimited - and interdisciplinary lecture series on user research and accessibility was organized by the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences during the autumn 2019. The lecture series was very successful and raised also interest among the students on different fields, as it was possible to earn 2-5 credits by participating the lectures and writing an assignment about the topics. We want to express our wamest thanks to the organizers, speakers and participants. Here, one of the students' assignments is being published - have a look and enjoy some thoughts about the robotic future!
Coming soon - enroll now: Seminar on Verification with UVM (5cr, periods 3-4)
The Computing Sciences unit organizes a special course on verification in periods 3 and 4. The course concentrates on SystemVerilog language and Universal Verification Methodology (UVM). The course is arranged as Post-Graduate Seminar on Pervasive Computing ( TIE-12206 2019-16 ), but master's students are welcome, too!
Coming soon - enroll now: Cadence RTL-to-GDSII Flow Course (9-13.12.2019)
Tampere University in co-operation with Cadence Design Systems, organizes an intensive course on physical design of digital integrated circuits from 9-13.12.2019. The course is aimed at students who are interested in pursuing a career in this field in the industry, or professionals who need state-of-the-art digital integrated circuit design skills in their work.