Teaching Systems

Teaching Systems

The draft version of a working paper me and Bertil Carlsson have written for the Relating Systems Thinking & Design 2013 conference in Oslo, October 2013. While information is becoming pervasive, and products and services are becoming parts of larger systems, many of which participating into emergent, complex information-based ecosystems where actors are co-producers and where relationships between elements, channels and touchpoints are messy and non-linear, within the area of informatics and information systems we still teach management and design as if they were linear. Could we try something different? How would that work and what results could it produce in terms of both learning outcomes and student satisfaction? This paper details the approach we followed and the early results we achieved in introducing business and informatics students to entrepreneurship and innovation through a holistic approach in the 2-year Master in IT, Management and Innovation at Jönköping International Business School (JIBS), in Jönköping, Sweden.

A wheelbarrow of PPT slides

Wheelbarrow, romainguy

As those of you who have been unfortunate enough to spend some time with me over a coffee or two know very well, I happen to have some interest in the education side of IA. Syllabi, courses, programmes, university seminars, that kind of things.

Talk about singing

Måndag, Tirsdag, Onsdag, Törsdag, Fredag är vi här
Lördag, Sondag hemma
Lördag, Sondag hemma

(Daughter brought this song home from school. Repeat ad nauseam)

Word(s) of the day

The days of the week, of course. The song simply states that Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday we are here (meaning at school), Saturday and Sunday home. I'm not sure this song is widely known, used, sung, or if it's some local teacher going musical, but I'm pretty sure it works, as we are just singing it all of the time. More than I would like to.