DIGITRACT - A Network for Digital & Translocal Co-Teaching
Up and running since the first pandemic online term in the summer of 2020, our online co-teaching network has been up and running, shaping our teaching in numerous interdisciplinary courses, fully digital or hybrid. Our main goal is to connect spatially separated classrooms and to bring together teachers and students from different courses, subjects, institutes and universities in online-supported learning environments. To this end, the network designs new (a)synchronous co-teaching and co-learning structures to further develop the digital competences of researchers and students alike. We do this with a particular emphasis on the demands for collaborative work in literary, cultural and media studies. Over the course of the project, we are constantly testing different approaches to creating an ideal, hybrid and barrier-free seminar environments as a basis for a common, competence-oriented, digital curriculum. In this way, DIGITRACT generates infrastructures around transfer knowledge for the digitisation and internationalisation of existing B.A., M.A., and M.Ed. degree programmes at the WWU, for instance in the M.A. National and Transnational Studies, or the digital, translocal M.A. Australian Studies, which we are currently developing with partner institutions. Our network aims to sustainably expand the proportion of digitally supported teaching-learning formats in the humanities.
For more information please contact Felipe Espinoza Garrido.