Course information 2021-2022


On this page you will find practical information about the Digital Curriculum course that runs from June 2021 to June 2022. 

For participants

Participants following this course are able to find the project timeline, latest project messages and link to the internal project communication channel (Slack) on this page. Below, the project timeline will regularly be updated with further pratical information such as important dates, registration links for seminars, workshops and etc.

Project communication 

Participants in the Digital Curriculum 2021-2022 course is added to a joint Slack channel. Please use this channel for any internal communication or knowledge sharing and in order to get in contact with the support team.

Project Timeline

May 2021

Video Resource

The purpose of the video resource is to inspire participants prior to the kickoff seminar and prepare themselves to consider new digital elements within their own academic background. The video resource is based on  six videos that contains expert knowledge and inspirational cases that will act as appetisers for the field and  project. This gives the participants an opportunity to subscribe to the issues of the project at their own pace. The video resource is also used as a broader knowledge sharing resource for the project and will be updated throughout the project with new themes and/or good case examples.  

View video resource

June 2021

Kickoff Seminar

June 23rd at 13.00-16.00
Online in Zoom

The kickoff seminar marks the start of the course for the total group of participants. The kickoff takes place on June 23rd 2021 and it will be held online. 
It will provide the participants with a more in-depth introduction to the field of digital humanities and social sciences with a focus on practice-based examples like: What is digital science, why work with it and how can you do it in practice?  The purpose of the kickoff seminar is:   

  • To give participants a clear understanding of the project's structure and what is expected of them as active and peripheral participants in the project: roles and responsibilities, workload and expectations, project deliverables and deadlines.   

  • To introduce participants to a range of themes in order for them to start considering their specific opportunities to work on their own individual academic discipline. The seminar will also pinpoint the pedagogical aspects of integrating digitalisation into teaching: time consumption, how to enable students to do things themselves and to stick to a model evolving around research questions, data gathering, analysis and visualisation.   

Participants are welcome to invite colleagues from their own department as well as a representative from the management to take part in the kickoff seminar.

June-August 2021

Local meeting with department management

In continuation of  the kickoff seminar, each of the participating academic environments should gather for a local meeting. At least two active participants and one representative from the department management should attend the meeting – but preferably a larger academic group and ideally the entire department. At the local meeting the  following things will be discussed:  

  • What are the digital conditions of our discipline and what are we already doing?  

  • Where is our discipline moving regarding digitalisation and how should we address this in our education, curriculum and teaching? (the long term goals) 

  • What is the specific purpose of participating in this project and which direction should the participants from our own department work with? (the short term goals).  

A brief resume of the meeting should be shared with the additional project participants via Slack.   

It is also important that the discussions at the meeting should touch upon resources and staffing/roles in the project as local differences may exist.  

Local meeting - 1:1 with support

When participants have shared their initial thoughts, they are encouraged to initiate a meeting 1:1 with a representative from the project's technical support team. The person in question will be the personal technical support contact throughout the project and will, if possible, come from the same institution as the local participants in question, so that the support can be closely linked to local processes, and so that availability is made as smooth as possible.   

The purpose of this meeting is to sharpen the initial discussions of the participants’ long- and short-term goals with technical input. The meeting should also help clarify the participants' needs for competency development based on how they plan to work with digitization of their discipline. Support will be able to for example:

  • Advice on tools and documentation
  • Advice on acquisition of datasets
  • Set up a plan for training of skills needed to carry out the teaching activities
  • Take part in a test-run of class-activities

Should you rather need help on teaching-related matters, please contact Mads Rosendahl Thomsen or Mathilde Andersen for a meeting. The transfer into teaching will be the focus of the full day-workshop in October.

August-October 2021

 Competency development: individually chosen thematical workshops 

The competency development of the project consists of an individually organised course in which the local participants participate in selected workshops related to the specific objectives discussed within their academic department. The optional workshops will touch upon both a conceptual and a practical dimension.

For all workshops the focus is on teacher’s competencies – that is not necessarily 1:1 transferable into teaching but indeed necessary to grasp the key topics you might want to pass on to the students. For each theme/workshop there will be pointed towards additional resources that participants can continue to work on or implement into their teaching. The further transfer into teaching will be the focus of the full day-workshop in October.

Workshops will be held as default on Fridays from late August until late October 2021. A line of workshops have already been dated but the supply of workshops will become more extensive as the needs of the participants emerges. See a list of already scheduled workshops below:

Date and time


August 20, 9-12 

Managing Data with OpenRefine and Pandas

August 27, 10-13

Basic Scripting with Python* #1 - Read workshop description

September 3, 9-12

Basic Scripting with Python* #2 - Read workshop description

September 10, 9-12

Introduction to Web-Scraping - Read workshop description

September 17, 9-12

Machine Learning with Python* #1 - Read workshop description

September 24, 9-12

Machine Learning with Python* #2 

October 1, 9-12

Data and Information Visualization 

October 8, 9-12

Natural Language Processing 

October 15, 9-12

Image Processing 

October-December 2021

Joint wholeday workshop

October 11th at 11.00-21.00
Comwell Middelfart

While the participants during the workshops in August-October have acquired a certain degree of familiarity with the new areas of skills and digital methods, this full-day workshop will focus on incorporating the digital elements into specific teaching plans (that for some participants can be tested as a minor pilot project in their current teaching).

At the workshop we will discuss how to develop teaching within the framework of an existing curriculum or by changing one. There will also be given time to discuss most relevant digital topics and tools for teaching, and how to fit the digital elements into a context that is feasible and meaningful for the students. Participants will be presented with a framework for planning teaching and significant points of attention may be identified (helpdesk, curated data set, software/hardware requirements etc.).

Furthermore, this workshop will give the participants the opportunity to discuss and network across institutions and disciplines and each group of participants will be given the time to begin working on the integration of digital elements into their own teaching.


Work on specific teaching plan 

After the joint workshop each local academic environment is expected to continue to work on a small pilot project in teaching consisting of 2-4 lessons in at least 1 course.

During this planning phase, there will be rich opportunity for sparring about, for example the best solutions for the courses, help with technical setup and hands-on test runs with our support team.  

The teachers that are responsible for the pilot projects are asked to share a teaching plan on Slack before the Spring semester begins.

February-May 2022

Pilot projects in teaching 

During the spring semester 2022, the planned initiatives will be carried out in the classroom. The support team will be available for ongoing sparring and practical support on the actual lessons by agreement, possibly in the form of student workers who occupy a help desk.  

Participants doing a pilot project will be asked to share their experiences in the form of a teaching case by the end of the semester. 

May 2022

Input for project evaluation 

The participants are asked to contribute to an overall evaluation of the project as well as their  specific experiences with implementing the  digital elements into their teaching. The evaluation is shared with the participants and the local academic environments with an overall focus on knowledge sharing and mutual inspiration for the continuation of local initiatives.  

June 2022

Closing seminar: knowledge sharing and going forward

The project concludes with a joint closing seminar which takes place in the form of a half day meeting supporting national knowledge sharing. At the closing seminar, points from the project's evaluation as well as experiences from the participants' pilot projects in teaching will be presented. The further process in each of the participating programs/departments/faculties will be discussed, preferably with the involvement of management representatives - at the meeting and/or locally. 

After the closing seminar experinces from all pilot projects will be shared at the website in the form of teaching cases.  

Program and registration TBA