Published Oct. 30, 2020 4:35 PM

​Dear all,

We have received some questions from students who wonder if they need to submit the last assignment. We therefore repeat information that was given at the start of the semester: if you have passed 80% of the assignments as well as participated in 80% of the seminars you have the right to take the exam. 

However, to benefit from the two seminars that are left you should  - as always - come prepared. For this coming Monday that entails you have studied the 2018 exam paper and read the research paper that comes with it.

We look forward to see you all at Zoom on Monday, prepared to discuss the 2018 exam paper.

Published Oct. 26, 2020 6:18 PM

We have decided to have the last seminars online. We see this as the right thing to do in the current Covid-19 situation in Oslo. While the University of Oslo is still a safe place to be, we must also take into account the increasing number of positive tests in Oslo and the new measures from the City Government. We should all travel less on public transportation and avoid meeting in larger groups when it is not essential. With the well-established groups in IN5210, we assume that the discussions will continue when switching to Zoom.

More information about practical arrangements will come from Alexander and Ragnhild.

Published Oct. 9, 2020 8:06 AM

The syllabus is now finalized with 4 additional papers for the lecture by Ole Hanseth.

Published Oct. 5, 2020 9:33 AM



  1. What is the central argument of Bygstad and Øvrelid (2020)?
  2. What are the differences between heavyweight and lightweight IT as described by Bygstad and Øvrelid (2020)?

Remember to answer each question separately.

Max 2 pages, submit to devilry by Sunday October 11th, 23.59

Published Oct. 1, 2020 1:03 PM

The Information Systems research group will present their available theses next week in a shared session for students of the Programming and System Architecture and Design, Use, Interaction programmes. Some projects are already available here.

You will meet potential supervisors and have a chance to ask questions. The presentation will be given physically but with the option to join digitally via Zoom.


Time: Tuesday 6. October, 09:15 - 10:00

Place: Store Auditorium, Kristen Nygaards Hus


Published Sep. 25, 2020 1:48 PM

Hi everyone,

Remember that you find the weekly assignments in the course schedule page.

This week's assignment is as follows:



  • What is the central argument of Bharadwaj et al (2013)?
  • Based on for example media coverage, exemplify and discuss one or two of the themes identified in the paper (e.g. discuss how a business or service exemplifies “the scope of digital business strategy”)

Max 2 pages, submit to devilry by Sunday 27th, 23.59


Published Sep. 14, 2020 2:10 PM

For group session 4 (monday 21st) you have the following assignment:




  • The introduction of dockless electric scooters can be considered a novel institutional arrangement leading to digital transformation of personal transport in cities. The transactional platforms linking users, scooters, and collectors/chargers challenge existing institutions around transport, like described in the news article. Explore the phenomena through an institutional lens, using concepts from the...
Published Sep. 12, 2020 11:45 AM


The home exam will be made available to you on the course webpage on Tuesday, November 10th and must be submitted using Devilry by the end of Tuesday, December 1st. 

Published Sep. 8, 2020 9:55 AM

Hi everyone!

The assignment this week will be peer-reviewed. This means that you – the students – will give each other feedback. You still need to submit the assignment in devilry, but we will use the first five minutes of the coming seminar to organize the peer-review. Each group will be asked to self-organize who reads and comments on which paper.  In the following seminar, you will then give each other feedback during the group session.

Ragnhild and Alex

Published Aug. 21, 2020 12:08 PM

Hi everyone!

Because the admission process was delayed, we are postponing the start of the group sessions with one week. The first group sessions will, therefore, be Monday 31. August.

We will still have the same number of sessions (10).

- Ragnhild, Petter, and Alex

Published Aug. 19, 2020 11:48 AM

We will have the first IN5210 question and answer session tomorrow (Thursday 20/8) at 12:15. We expect you to watch the two introductory lectures before the session and come with any questions you may have.

We will use zoom for this digital session, and you can ask your questions either orally or in the chat.

You find the lectures and the link to the zoom meeting in the course schedule:

See you tomorrow!

- Petter, Alex and Ragnhild


Published Aug. 7, 2020 11:27 AM

Hi everyone!

Because of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, all lectures in IN5210 this semester will be digital. Most lectures will have the following structure:

  • A prerecorded video on the given theme
  • An interactive session on Zoom, where you can ask questions directly to the lecturer

The lecture videos will be available in the lecture schedule at least two days before the lecture date. The interactive session will be at the time specified in the schedule (Wednesdays or Thursdays at 12.15).

Because the interactive sessions are for asking questions, you have to watch the video before attending. You will also get a lot more out of the lectures if you spend some time thinking of relevant questions while watching the video.

When it comes to the seminars, some will be offline, some online. You will get more information during the first lecture.

If you have any questions related to this setup, please get in touch with us!...

Published June 30, 2020 10:20 AM

We have made this very short video introducing IN5210.