The course covers different theoretical and technical aspects of the digitisation of cultural heritage. The approach taken is two-fold, in that concrete digitisation practices as well as surrounding discourse are discussed. In the latter case, questions concerning major digitisation projects are discussed from a political as well as from a theoretical perspective on digitisation of cultural heritage objects. Topics that are covered in the course include interfaces, digital preservation, migration of data, selection, usage and provenance. The more technical aspect of the course focuses on basic techniques for digitisation of cultural heritage, including XML and various metadata standards.
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.