Digitalisation in study & teaching

Digitalisation in teaching and studying means much more than streaming lectures, holding seminars online or being able to download course materials.

We understand this to mean, on the one hand, a penetration of existing teaching and learning processes through the optimal use of innovative digital tools and applications. On the other hand, our students should also acquire digital skills as part of the courses and thus be trained in the respective professional field at the cutting edge.

It is therefore important to us to gradually adapt existing forms of teaching and learning and to integrate digital content into the curricula in order to sustainably improve the quality of teaching and studying.

Innovative teaching

We are constantly working to improve the infrastructure available to our lecturers outside the lecture theatre for the preparation and implementation of innovative teaching and learning scenarios.

All lecture theatres at CAMPUS Zusertal are equipped with two monitors and a webcam for lecturers so that they can maintain contact with students participating online via MS Teams at all times. In addition, each lecture theatre has a clip-on microphone and a document camera to enable the best possible participation in the teaching process for the online group. You can find an overview of the available equipment, rooms and software for implementing innovative, digital teaching here.

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Hardware promotion

In order to be able to implement the latest developments in teaching and studying in terms of digitalisation, students and teaching staff must have access to appropriate, affordable hardware. For this reason, CAMPUS 02 University of Applied Sciences is endeavouring to cooperate with providers in order to offer members of the university some high-quality business devices at unbeatable prices. Due to the supply bottlenecks caused by the pandemic, these are currently suspended. However, we always refer to promotions that we come across in the university sector and keep you informed about offers.
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Training programmes

The platform of the Centre for University Didactics at CAMPUS 02 UAS went live in January 2020. In addition to a wide range of information for lecturers - from a description of the teaching and learning methods used at CAMPUS 02 UAS to instructions for Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) tools, literature lists and videos - there is also an overview of further education programmes in didactics. The seminar series ‘Teaching with Technology’ has been designed for our teaching staff to enable them to use new technologies in a didactically sound and effective way.

Studio for innovative teaching

The Studio for Innovative Teaching was successfully launched in January 2021. It is equipped for various scenarios and supports lecturers in the design and implementation of innovative digital teaching methods:

  • Innovative tables and chairs make it possible to create flexible settings for teaching events, meetings, workshops and seminars.
  • The green screen studio and the smartboard recording area can be used to create professional videos for teaching.
  • In addition, a fully equipped area for editing videos with Camtasia is available to all CAMPUS 02 UAS lecturers.

E-Campus

The eCampus is a project of the Styrian University Conference, which was conceived in co-operation with CAMPUS 02 University of Applied Sciences, Graz University of Technology and the University of Graz. As a so-called eService, it will enable lecturers in the Styrian higher education area to deal independently with technology-supported methods and scenarios for teaching. It supports individual learning paths and offers methods and scenarios that can be adapted by each teacher to their own teaching. The eCampus is based on so-called use cases, which show in detail how one's own didactic goals can be supported in teaching-learning scenarios through the use of technology.

Curricula

CAMPUS 02 UAS also proactively addresses the future topic of digitalisation in the curricula of its degree programmes. As a key topic in business, our aim is to enable our students and graduates to deal with the topic of digitalisation from different business perspectives and to enable them to introduce and use state-of-the-art technologies and tools in their companies. As part of a common profile, all degree programmes therefore teach basic digital skills that are necessary in the respective professional field. The topic is dealt with as follows in the individual degree programmes:
Automation Technology

Historically, automation technology has evolved considerably from its purely mechanical form, first through electrical engineering, then computer science and finally through comprehensive digitalisation.

This process is also addressed by the Department of Automation Technology, both in the development and ongoing updating of the curricula, as well as the methodological and didactic design of teaching and the continuous adaptation of the software tools used.

The new degree programme Smart Automation focuses on the digitalisation of the automation of products, production, and processes. The new laboratory facilities in the House of Automation are also dedicated to digitalisation, with an emphasis on robotics, rapid prototyping, the Internet of Things, and the Energy Analytics and Solution Lab.

The digitalisation of business models: often, well-known and time-tested business models are no longer current. The Department of Innovation Management focuses its current research on the digital transformation of existing analogue business models and the development of entirely new digital business models for companies. Additionally, work is being done on developing digital tools to support business model transformation. In this process, established tools for systematic innovation are adapted and synthesised, and entirely new tools are developed.

Digitalisation of innovation processes: Increasing digitalisation also has a far-reaching impact on innovation processes themselves. By analysing and evaluating new technologies and digital processes, new innovations can be generated in a targeted manner or existing solutions can be transferred to completely new sectors.

Das Department IT & Business Informatics repräsentiert in ihren Studiengängen und Weiterbildungsangeboten seit jeher die Gestaltung der Digitalisierung. Von Softwareentwicklung und Netzwerktechnik, als Basistechnologien der fortschreitenden Digitalisierung werden auch anwendungsbezogene Themen der Gegenwart und Zukunft vermittelt: Data Science als Grundlage vieler Internetgeschäftsmodelle aber auch in traditionellen Branchen heute und naher Zukunft ein kritischer Erfolgsfaktor. Darauf aufbauend die künstliche Intelligenz, deren Einsatz in vielen Geschäftsmodellen bereits etabliert und weiter stark an Bedeutung zunimmt. Abgerundet und ergänzt werden diese digitalen Kompetenzen durch Persönlichkeitsentwicklung und Management-Skills.

As part of the studies at the Department of Accounting & Controlling (RWC), the use of digital (online) tools is encouraged. Notably, courses are conducted in blended learning settings.

The practical projects anchored in the curriculum are carried out using digital project management tools. In terms of content, many projects focus on the ‘Digitalisation of accounting and controlling in SME practice’.

Of great importance for RWC graduates is the provision of excellent Excel skills tailored to the needs of the economy as well as sound training in common ERP systems such as SAP and BMD.

At the Department of Marketing & Sales, we place great importance on digitalisation in both teaching and research.

Digital content such as digital marketing, digital sales or special expertise such as SEA and SEO are taught in all study programmes, whether Bachelor's or Master's. The Master's Degree Programme in Digital Marketing Management focuses on the practice-oriented use of digital channels and builds an in-depth understanding of the digital transformation of companies.

In the area of research, the Marketing & Sales degree programme focuses on the digital economy. The aim of our researchers is to be pioneers, idea generators and trailblazers of the digital economy for businesspeople, researchers and students in Austria.

Digitalisation in study & teaching

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