Data Literacy - DORA4KIT

The project DORA4KIT - Data Literacy is part of the ExU project "Research Data Management" and aims at promoting professional competences of research data management (FDM) among students and teachers at KIT. As a project partner, the Center for Media Learning (ZML) designs and produces customized digital learning formats. These are to be used integratively and additively already in the early phase of scientific education.

Data literacy is considered a key competence in the digital age. As a research university, KIT has set itself the goal of promoting competencies for the professional handling of research data. For this purpose, a systematic awareness and learning offer for students is to be developed in cooperation between the ZML and IBAP with the project partners of the IFG, IBCS-FMS, HoC, SCC as well as the service team RDM∂KIT.

Contact persons at the ZML
Dr. Carolin Henken
Phone: +49 721-608-48204
E-mail: carolin.henken∂

Manuela Schmidt
Phone: +49 721-608-48167

For this purpose, the ZML designs and creates digital learning formats that are to be integrated into the course of studies and can also be offered in the form of key qualifications. The following challenges are to be met:

  • In addition to the interdisciplinary basics of FDM, subject-specific components are also to be taught. In order to ensure that the learning modules can be used in a way that is as target group and needs-oriented as possible, they will have a flexible and modular structure.
  • The knowledge of FDM should not only be taught theoretically, but should also be linked to concrete application scenarios in order to ensure a transfer of competencies into practice. For this purpose, not only learning modules are planned, but also didactic support offers for the teachers. These should facilitate linking with existing courses and also encourage the implementation of new learning formats (such as blended learning scenarios).

An important milestone is the completion of the first learning modules by the ZML in the winter semester 2021/22, so that they can be tested within a pilot group in the Department of Chemistry. In the following summer semester of 2022, the first SQ courses will also be implemented in cooperation with the HoC.