Om at være til stede

Lige siden vi startede i 2010, har tilstedeværelseskravet til lærerne været helt centralt hos os. Det er der en række grunde til. Den første er, at mennesker lærer bedst i fællesskab. De fleste har nok prøvet at kæmpe med et problem eller et spørgsmål i timevis, ja måske endda dagevis eller årevis for til sidst […]

Journée francophone du 25 février 2018 – Programmation et équations différentielles

Programmation et équations différentielles Journée francophone, dimanche 25 février 2018 1) Pour commencer: Dans le navigateur internet, aller sur https://www.khanacademy.org/computer-programming/new/pjs 2) Dans la documentation, trouver comment dessiner un rectangle En dessiner trois. Ou autre chose, comme on veut :) 3) Animer un des objets dessinés Créer une variable, par exemple var x = 0; Créer […]

On how we construct trust

83%. “Can most people be trusted?”. If you ask the Danes, they will answer yes 8.3 times out of 10, on average. This makes them the most trusting population in the world according to the OECD 2017 “How’s life” annual survey. The probably complex historical and social context that has led to this state of […]

The Structure

In a not too distant future, humankind has started constructing a gigantic platform orbiting {the Moon, Earth, the Sun…}. Building blocks are mined on the Moon and sent into space using an electromagnetic railgun. On Earth, gravity effectively limits the size of anything we want to build. In space however, there are no such limitations. […]

Niogtyve

Vi fik den ind med modersmælken – “Otte-og-tyve skal der stå, på din mo-ars storetå!”. Otteogtyve? Det gav aldrig rigtig mening efterfølgende. Der er 26 bogstaver i det engelske (og franske) alfabet. Og var der ikke tre bogstavers forskel (æ, ø, å)? 26 + 3 ≠ 28 En lettere irriterende, uidentificeret splint i hjernen – […]

Differential Equations – A Child’s Play

“Differential equations”… To most people who went to high-school, these words will bring back blurred memories of something complicated and tedious. Some will recall that they involved “functions” and “derivatives” and that they were solved using opaque techniques that one had to learn by heart. Most people have since then personally experienced that they never […]

Hacking a ton

Within the hacker communities, a so-called hackathon (the contraction of hacking and marathon) is a well-known concept which consists of meeting up and getting some intensive programming done, typically during a day or so. The hackaton or hackatonne (/hæk.ə.tʌn/) however is a less known concept (to be fair, a completely unknown concept at the time of writing). It consists […]

On the subtle connection between girls and STEM

It was back in the late ’90s, we were attending DTU’s course on digital electronics. Given the “historical” context – the upcoming dot.com bubble and digital revolution – it would turn out to be an important course. It gave us insights into the inner workings of computers, the foundations of the Internet-based society. In the […]