Published May 21, 2008 7:24 PM

The time schedule for the exam is now available. The exam takes place on Tuesday June 3rd and June 4th, in Room 2G (oral exam) 3A (written exam), the Informatikk building. Please show up 15 min. before your scheduled time and remember to bring valid ID. The exam is graded A-F. For more info on the exam see INF5200.

Published May 21, 2008 7:14 PM

On Tuesday May 27th we have a joint lecture with CSCL (TOOL) in which you present your projects. See time schedule for when your are to present. The lecture starts at 13:00, the INFRA room, InterMedia. It’s a great opportunity for preparing for the exam.

Published May 16, 2008 6:08 PM

If you have any last minute questions about concepts, theories and/or other stuff relating to the content of the texts we have been reading, I’ll have my door open for ‘office hours’ on Friday May 30th from 9.30-12.00. Pop me an email to schedule a time.

Published May 1, 2008 3:45 PM

Interested in open source, peer-to-peer networks, peer governance, peer production, and peer property? Michel Bauwens, a leading expert on peer-to-peer systems, gives a lecture at UiO, Ifi, on May 14th. Further info to be found here

Published Apr. 17, 2008 5:00 PM

Apropos 3D simulations and call centers. Here's a link to the 3D simulation (rehearsing verbalization) Simen told about. And here's one to a video on cooperation between SOS-centers

Published Apr. 8, 2008 2:10 PM

Landon Winner, a political theorist known for his writings on technology and politics, gives three lectures at University of Oslo. Further info on Winner's talks is to be found here

Published Mar. 25, 2008 11:23 AM

Remember that Yrjö Engeström (Cultural Historical Activity Theory) gives a lecture about the key concepts of Activity Theory to day (Tuesday March 25th) from 10:30-11:30 at Intermedia

Published Mar. 4, 2008 5:58 PM

Astrid provides feedback on your essays before and after the lecture (on the following week of the deadline). Please contact her to schedule a meeting.

Published Feb. 27, 2008 3:53 PM

Within the earlier phases of your essay it is important for you to consider and describe the following:

  • What assignment you have chosen: Practical, Empirical or Theoretical.
  • Which issue(s) you want to investigate.
  • What CSCW is and how this definition relates to what you want to investigate (you’ll be able to expand further on this issue as the course proceeds).
  • Following the above: How do you want to approach the assignment?
  • If you, e.g., want to use ANT you’ll have to justify how it is fruitful for your CSCW related study.

For earlier drafts it's ok to leave open some questions – maybe you’re not quite sure what the topic should (r)evolve around yet; but write down your ideas. If you include reflections like these it’s easier to guide you to a study you find interesting and which makes you work with the literature presented in class -- you are to be well wandered in syllabus at the exam.

Published Jan. 31, 2008 5:00 PM

The CSCW (groupware) application "Confluence" we are using at INF5200 is located here wiki. To gain access follow the link "Forgot password?".

Published Jan. 30, 2008 5:51 PM

Remember to read and consider the departmental guidelines for written assignments - Norwegian version and English version

Published Jan. 29, 2008 5:56 PM

Hi all,

The essay writing is an opportunity for you to show your understanding and knowledge of issues discussed in CSCW literature. When reading your essays I will be looking for the following:

  • Depth and quality of discussion/argument/ reflection
  • Effective use of literature and/or empirical data i.e. quotations and empirical “evidence” are well contextualized within the discussion and effectively proves the point at hand
  • Focus on topic, i.e. clear and logical presentation and organisation.
  • Presentation “mechanics”, i.e. spelling, referencing etc

The first hand in is due Feb 26th. (See the teaching plan). My email is

Good luck!


Published Jan. 22, 2008 5:35 PM

NB! Office hours take place after the lectures from 15:15-16.

Published Jan. 22, 2008 4:49 PM

On Jan. 29th INF5200 meet up after the joint lecture (from ca. 15:15 - 16:00) to go through possible projects, distribute articles for the presentations, and to form project-groups (1-4 pr. group).

Published Jan. 11, 2008 3:50 AM

Welcome to INF5200. The first 4 lectures (joint lectures with TOOL5100) take place in InterMediaLab, the INFRA room (no. 4.312) at Intermedia, Forskningsparken ll.