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The Digital Skills Certificate II within the Masters degree (pilot project)

Module integration in the Masters degree (in German only)

Module integration in the Masters degree programme

Course ’Digital research with academic focus’: Credits according to the module handbook for the seminar ’digital history’ in specialisation module 1

Course ’Research within a digital framework’: Credits according to Module Handbook for Accompanying Seminar in Supplementary Module 2

Explanation of the concept:

  • The acquisition of the Digital Skills Certificate is optional.
  • It is sufficient to participate in the courses according to the conditions of the module handbook.
  • Those who wish to acquire the certificate must pass the final 30-minute electronic exam for both of the courses.

Contents of both courses

Course 1: ’Digital research with an academic focus’

Which skills can be acquired in this course?

  • Data Literacy: Reflective use of relevant specialised information services, research of distributively stored digital sources, use of digital finding aids in archives, acquisition of knowledge of methods to analyse and critique multimedia sources;
  • Digital Literacy, New Work Methods and Practices: Ability to work with open data repositories and virtual research environments; ability to migrate and use open data;
  • Digital Responsibility: Reflection on the impact of digital born sources on the historical-critical method; reflection on the consequences for literature supply and indexing within the framework of specialised information services/FID.

Course 2: ‘Research within a digital framework’

Which skills can be acquired in this course?

  • Digital Literacy: Knowledge of file formats and metadata models for long-term archiving, networking of sources, research data and object digitalisations, knowledge and application of subject-relevant software for transcription, text analysis, visualisation and statistical evaluation;
  • Digital Responsibility Reflective selection of digital problem-solving strategies, critical analysis of potentials, limits and risks of digital applications for analysis, publication and visualisation; reflection on the consequences of digitalisation for research in the historical sciences with regard to research questions and methods;
  • New Work Methods and Practices Knowledge of the basics and requirements of digital research data management, ability to sustainably utilise, connect and share research data, and ability to develop new historical research questions.

After finishing both parts of the exam, the participants receive the Certificate II: Digital academic skills focusing on research.