Courses

Teaching portfolio for Nils G. Indahl, University of Copenhagen 2013 – 2017


Teaching philosophy:

  • I strive to achieve alignment of the course’s learning goals, content and exam form
  • I engage students by using online tools and assignments

Goals for my development as a lecturer:

  • Find methods for making students formulate learning outcomes
  • Develop methods for student peer review
  • Develop active exam forms, to ensure that summative evaluation becomes formative and future-oriented
  • Include elements of entrepreneurship and innovation in all parts of the education programme

Spring 2017

Written and digital communication, newly developed course at master level (in Danish, 7.5 ECTS)
Department of Political Science
http://kurser.ku.dk/course/astk15686u/2016-2017

  • Pedagogical focus: Lectures with hands-on assignments in groups. Student presentations on a given theme in each seminar. Exam form is “active participation” in the form of individual weekly assignments with feedback.

Autumn 2016

Analysis, design and regulation of IT infrastructures, bachelor level (15 ECTS)
Section for Film, Media and Communication
http://kurser.ku.dk/course/hkmb00191u/2016-2017

  • Pedagogical focus: Lectures with online student assignments. Exercises after each seminar with instructor to deepen the technical knowledge. Problem formulation in groups (with peer feedback) throughout the term. Group supervision with lecturers. Written exam with an external examiner.

Theory of science, bachelor level (in Danish, 7.5 ECTS)
Section for Film, Media and Communication
http://kurser.ku.dk/course/hkmb00201u/2016-2017

  • Pedagogical focus: Oral exam is replaced by “active participation” in the form of five written, weekly assignments with feedback from the lecturers. Exercises with instructor after each lecture.

Spring 2016

Written and digital communication, master level (in Danish, 7.5 ECTS)
Department of Political Science
http://kurser.ku.dk/archive/2015-2016/course/ASTK15321U

Academic internship, master level (30 ECTS),
Section for Film, Media and Communication
http://kurser.ku.dk/archive/2015-2016/course/HKMK03082U

  • Pedagogical focus: Individual supervision of a minor research project in an organisation within a theoretical framework of communication and IT (collaborative work, branding, organisational analysis, professional knowledge or corporate identity).

Autumn 2015

Theory of science, bachelor level (in Danish, 7.5 ECTS)
Section for Film, Media and Communication
http://kurser.ku.dk/archive/2015-2016/course/HKMB00201U

Spring 2015

Written and digital communication, master level (in Danish, 7.5 ECTS)
Department of Political Science
http://kurser.ku.dk/course/astk12321u/2014-2015

Strategic communication in digital media, newly developed course at master level (15 ECTS)
Section for Film, Media and Communication
http://kurser.ku.dk/course/hfma03142u/2014-2015

  • Pedagogical focus: The student produces a portfolio of assignments (research, video, SEO, marketing) which constitutes a total campaign plan for an organisation or a product. In a written report, the student reflects on the process, and defends his work at an oral exam with an external examiner.

Media as communicative networks, master level (in Danish, 15 ECTS)
Department of Computer Science (standing in for Jørgen Bansler)
http://kurser.ku.dk/course/hkmk03041u/2014-2015

Autumn 2014

Theory of science, bachelor level (in Danish, 7.5 ECTS)
Section for Film, Media and Communication
http://kurser.ku.dk/course/hfkb03614u/2014-2015

Spring 2014

Media as communicative networks, master level (in Danish, 15 ECTS)
Section for Film, Media and Communication

Autumn 2013

Theory of science, bachelor level (in Danish, 7.5 ECTS)
Section for Film, Media and Communication

Audiovisual communication, Audiovisuel kommunikation, bachelor level (in Danish, 10 ECTS)
Section for Film, Media and Communication

One-day courses for companies

This is a selection of one-day courses that Nils G. Indahl offers:

Digital journalism today. What is journalism for? The growth of social media. Changes in the journalistic work process. Ubiquitous and mobile media. Entering into dialogue with related disciplines, such as cognition, interaction design and programming.

Mobile reporting. Using an everyday tool such as the mobile telephone to report events as they unfold. Editing and uploading video on the mobile device. Streaming events directly from a mobile telephone using mobile or wireless networks.

Research on the net. How to find relevant information on the web. When to use catalogues, search engines, and blog search engines. Creating a search profile. Operators and search strings. How to interpret results.

Search engine optimisation (SEO). How to identify relevant, available and low-cost keywords. Planning keywords and adwords in a campaign. Rolling out a campaign in social media and measuring its impact.

News writing. The news format. Finding, writing and presenting news in a professional manner. Structure and genres. Finding and using sources. News angles and dramaturgy.

Blogging. How to search and tag blogs. Different kinds of blogs and writing styles; personal blog, organisational blog and journalistic blog. Degrees of interactivity. Using web hotels and establishing your own web server, using e.g. WordPress, an open source publishing system.

Podcasting. How to record and edit sound files. Intros and dramaturgy. File formats. Uploading and distributing sound files. Choosing a web hotel or setting up your own server.

Advanced research. Subscribing to and sharing RSS feeds. Writing and using meta tags. Advantages of different search engines. Searching for multimedia files and specialised files. Finding databases and hidden information. Encryption and security.

International Cyber Society. The norms and rules of the Internet. Its evolution and system of governance. The three classical paradigms (realism, rationalism and revolutionism) are applied in describing and analysing the history and development of the Internet.

Depending on the degree of tailoring – and the number of participants – course fees amount to EUR 1500 – 2000 for a full day.