Teaching

The list below provides an overview of my past and current teaching. In addition to these seminars and lectures I am also involved in the supervision of student projects at the University of Bremen. These projects usually consist of 10 – 15 students and run full-time over the duration of one semester. I will soon post more updates on these.

I am currently enrolled in a programme for acquiring a teaching certificate in higher education. This comprises 10 modules (2-day seminars) that cover many aspects of teaching, pedagogy, assessment, evaluation & feedback.

Bremen University, Germany

STS for all (undergraduate seminar: summer 2016)

This is a course that I co-teach with Michi Knecht, Katrin Amelang, Frieda Gesing (anthropology), Henning Laux (sociology) and Anna-Lisa Müller (geography). It is an introduction to science and technology studies for undergraduate students from our respective faculties.

Digital Society: Considering Aspects of Living, Working and Governing Digital Sociality (postgraduate seminar:  winter 2015/2016)

The aim of the seminar is to critically engage with topics that relate to living and working in a digital society, and how digital societies may be governed. Topics we  discuss relate to questions such as: Do we live in a digital society and what does that mean? How is sociality performed in the digital age? What is the role of information technologies in and for society? What are challenges of a digital society that aims to be inclusive and innovative? What do terms such as transparency, accountability, ethics and politics relate to in a digital society and how are they enacted?

Knowledge Management and Information Technology (postgraduate seminar:  winter 2014/2015)

The aim of the seminar is to discuss different approaches and concepts of knowledge and knowing, and develop an understanding and appreciation of the rise of Knowledge Management and its relation to ICTs. Through lectures and student-led presentations intends the seminar to demonstrate that Knowledge Management is much more than an assemblage of (ever changing) technological tools that allow more people to collaborate in a faster and more pervasive fashion. Rather Knowledge Management is complex, and very often defined by social and organisational factors. Based on real life case studies will we explore how issues such as location, work practices, political or normative issues, and workarounds are instrinsinc to knowledge sharing and management activities.

Lancaster University Management School, UK

Management and Information Technology (undergraduate moduleyearly 2011/12 – 2013/14)

Lecture on: Government 2.0? Web 2.0 and public service delivery

In this lecture I explore how Web 2.0 innovation is being implemented, stimulated and enabled at different governmental levels. Based on case studies I present how ‘Government 2.0’ has moved from the periphery to the centre of public service delivery and review some of the high expectations associated with this concept.

Knowledge Management and Information Technology (postgraduate course: yearly 2008/09 – 2013/14)

Lecture on: Knowledge sharing 2.0: About the opportunities and challenges of knowledge management initiatives utilising social networking technologies

In the last few years Web 2.0 has become a promising concept to enable cross-border and cross-organisational knowledge sharing and learning. Based on examples of my PhD research I address the following questions: How does knowledge, and its related work practices, may or may not travel, and may circulate in networks of practice? How may technological artefacts facilitate or hinder circulation?

Tutorial appointments

Lancaster University Management School, UK

Management and Organisations (undergraduate module: 2013/14)

Researching Information Systems in Organisational Settings (postgraduate course: 2011/12)

Management and Information Technology (undergraduate module: 2011/12, 2013/14)

Department of Mathematics, University of Hamburg, Germany

Mathematics for students of informatics (undergraduate modules: 2001 – 2005)