Webinar series: Developing Digital Curricula and Competencies

Welcome to a series of webinars hosted by Centre for Educational Development, Aarhus University and the Danish project Digital Curriculum.

  

The webinar series are open to educational leaders, academic staff, educational developers who want to learn more and share ideas and experiences about digitalization of the curricula in Higher Education.  

This series would not be possible without many generous colleagues from near and far, who have accepted to share their ideas and experiences in the webinars. A heartfelt thanks to all of you! 

Note: The webinars are not recorded.  

Motivation

Digitalisation affects all disciplines in Higher Education. Texts and images are being digitized. Advanced simulations are changing the way we understand and teach problem solving for instance in financial markets and supply chains. Social media platforms are born digital, and the amounts of data they produce calls for quantitative approaches in analyses. It is likely that you can easily come up with examples from your field of research and teaching.  

Generally speaking, there are two primary drivers or motivators for the need to digitally upgrade the degree programmes of the university in order to equip future candidates with adequate digital knowledge, skills and competencies:  

  • Development within research fields 
  • Developments in employers' demands for new skills  

But how should we deal with it in the curriculum? What are digital competencies? And most importantly: how can Higher Education embed digital competencies and tools in the curricula and the teaching practices?   

The aim of the Webinar series: Developing Digital Curricula and Competencies is to offer a guided tour through a range of principal curricular and didactic questions generated from the digitalisation of the disciplines. 


AUTUMN 2022

October 7th 2022: The Political Level: Digitalisation in higher education

Speakers

Anastasia Economou and Georgios Kapsalis

DigCompEdu Team EU

The webinar will introduce the international framework for Digital Competences in Education: DigCompEdu. https://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC107466  

The European Framework for the Digital Competence of Educators is a scientifically sound framework describing what it means for educators to be digitally competent. It provides a general reference frame to support the development of educator-specific digital competences in Europe. 

The webinar will focus on the framework model background, aims and educators' professional competencies development.  

Furthermore, we ask: How can research based educations use the teachers “subject specific digital competences” and cultures to highlight students' digital competence development within the given subject and throughout a specific education? 

Chair: Mads Dahl 

Time: 10.00-12.00 (CET)

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November 4th 2022: The Programmatic Level: Digitalisation in academic programmes

Speakers

Tina Bering Keiding

Head of section for Programme Development, CED

Aarhus University

Niels Lehmann

Vice-Dean for Education, Faculty of Arts

Aarhus University

Digital competencies can be embedded in a curriculum in different ways. The webinar will introduce four models covering a range from full integration in selected modules over semi-and inter-curricular models where digital competencies are taught as a learning trajectory linked to selected modules to a model where digital competencies are taught in extracurricular models. The models are concretized by examples from different academic programmes at Aarhus University. Finally, we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each model. 

Chair: Niels Lehman

Time: 09.00-11.00 (CET)

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November 18th 2022: The Practical Level: Digitalisation in Teaching

Speakers

Tom Brughmans

Computational Methods in Archaeological Fieldwork

Ulf Dalvad Berthelsen

Count Your Text: Digital Text Analysis

  

The webinar will introduce three teaching cases on how to include digital methods and tools in courses to teach students digital competencies. The teaching cases will present how this has been done in practice and what lessons have been learned. The presenters will be from three different disciplinary fields within the humanities and the social sciences. 

The teaching cases are all planned and conducted as part of the Digital Curriculum project - a 3-year project offering a framework for developing digital competencies among academic staff and initiating discussions on how to integrate digital knowledge, methods and competencies in curricula in HE. The project explores the relevance of digitalization within courses and curricula in the fields of humanities and social sciences and offers several resources and teaching cases addressing this on the project website. 

Chair: Dorte Sidelmann Rossen, Coordinator of the Digital Curriculum project; Centre for Educational Development, Aarhus University 

Time: 10.00-12.00 (CET)

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November 25th 2022: Mapping students’ digital competencies development

Guest speaker

Mohammed Oubella

Project leader PIX Le Mans University

The webinar will introduce the EUPIX framework developed to assess and visualize students’ digital competences and development.  

Digital skills are increasingly essential in our personal, professional or civic life, digital skills are not just about being social media savvy or a coding genius. It's a bit of all these things, and much more!  

I this webinar we will hear about the PIX implementation, organization and experience from Le Mans University.  What are the underlying ideas of the framework? How can it be used at a university? And what can we learn from it? 

Chair: Mads Dahl 

Time: 10.00-12.00 (CET)

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SPRING 2023

February 23rd 2023: The digital curriculum and organizational change

Guest speakers

TBA

  

The webinar will present the key results from the evaluation of the Danish project Digital Curriculum. What are the major drivers and barriers for transformation of a degree program towards a more digitalized curriculum? What are the key elements in a successful organizational change process? 

Chair: Tina Bering Keiding 

Time: 10.00-12.00 (CET)

These webinars are hosted by Centre for Educational Development, Aarhus University and the Danish project Digital Curriculum.  

The webinar series are free and open to educational leaders, academic staff, educational developers who want to learn more and share ideas and experiences about digitalization of the curricula in Higher Education.  

Programme for each webinar:

 Part 1: Lecture

10.00 – 10.10  Presentation of the topic and agenda
10.10 – 10.15 Introduction of speakers
10.15 – 10.45 Keynote(s)
10.45 – 11.00 Questions and discussion with keynote
11.00 – 11.15 Break

 Part 2: Workshop 

11.15 – 11.25 Intro to the workshop format
11.25 – 11.45 Group work on 2-3 questions
11.45 – 11.55 Summing up the results
11.55 – 12.00 What’s next 

Contact 

Mads Ronald Dahl

MSc, PhD, MI, Special Consultant Centre for Educational Development - CED - Programme Development

Anders Vinding Christensen

Special Consultant Centre for Educational Development - CED