Critical Theory and Digital Transformation

7.5 credits

The course discusses perspectives on how the critical tradition of the humanities and social sciences can contextualize and problematize implementation of new digital technology in academia and society. Focus is a critical perspective on three aspects of digital humanities: the development of new methods for data driven research; the infrastructure of information sharing and searching; digitization within the cultural heritage sector. During the course, the student analyzes a chosen, active digitization project or methodological application. In this assignment, questions are raised and discussed about the influence of digitization and new research methods on issues such as social diversity, research ethics, ideological reproduction, gender issues and economic prerogatives.

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Studying at a distance can be done in different ways, either entirely without physical gatherings or with only a few gatherings on campus or at one of our learning centres. The common denominator is that a large part of your studies takes place online. You communicate with the teacher and other students with the help of a learning platform with discussion forums, group work, recorded lectures and online meetings.

The benefit of distance studies is the flexibility, something that is valuable if you want to be free to decide when and where you want to study. Some compulsory elements on you course or programme may take place during office hours, even though they are online.

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