Critical Theory and Digital Transformation

7.5 credits

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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.

Distance

To study on a distance education will give you different opportunities than on-campus teaching. It means that, to a large extent, you will be able to plan your studies yourself, both in terms of time and place.

However, keep in mind that most distance education includes a number of compulsory digital lectures and digital seminars during the weekdays. Some distance education also include compulsory get-togethers, for which you will have to travel to Växjö or Kalmar.

There are a number of different ways to be a distance student, the common denominator being that a large part of your study work is carried out on the web. You communicate with the teacher and your fellow students using a learning platform with discussion forums, group work, recorded lectures or video meetings using a web cam.

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