193.084 Digital Transformation
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020W, VO, 2.0h, 2.0EC
TUWEL

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

define the term digital transformation from different perspectives, are familiar with relevant contexts which are connected to digital transformation, and understand the impact of digital transformation in work environments and everyday life.

Subject of course

The lecture covers aspects of the digital transformation of society and combines various interdisciplinary approaches to encompass the complexity of the topic.

Starting with some terminological definitions and description of methodological approaches to studying the digital transformation, the course explains the technical, fundamental and theoretical backgrounds such as digital materialism. An overview of relevant technological developments illustrates the inner workings and potentials of current and emerging technologies such as ubiquitous computing, Big Data and machine learning, blockchains and automation techologies. These technologies and their utilization can have wide-ranging and potentially harmful consequences, which the course covers in a session on critical perspectives towards the Digital Transformation, with a special focus on the use of algorithmic systems. The various implications of the digital transformation for work and work environments is covered in three sessions, juxtaposing both the impacts for the individual and companies as a whole alike. Exemplifying two particularly impacted areas of society, governance and health care and the ongoing digital transformations within these vital aspects of society are investigated in two separate sessions. The final sessions are dedicated towards our own everyday lives, shining the spotlight onto examples of how the digital world merges with our personal experiences, and cover a wide range of topics, from social media and entertainment to work-life-balance and our own living environments.

Teaching methods

Distance learning (video) lectures are combined with questions and guided discussions to the topics at hand. Additional information in the form of supplemental literature will be provided.

Mode of examination

Written

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Wed18:00 - 20:0007.10.2020 Join Zoom Meeting https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/9884626988?pwd=QTRrOHJ1RHlBR2JvN3BEaU1VTWluQT09 (LIVE)Digitale Transformation VO
Wed18:00 - 20:0014.10.2020 Join Zoom Meeting https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/92320298902 (LIVE)Digitale Transformation VO
Wed18:00 - 20:0004.11.2020 Join Zoom Meeting https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/92320298902 (LIVE)Digitale Transformation VO
Mon18:00 - 20:0016.11.2020 Join Zoom Meeting https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/92320298902 (LIVE)Digitale Transformation VO
Mon18:00 - 20:0030.11.2020 Join Zoom Meeting https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/92320298902 (LIVE)Digitale Transformation VO
Mon18:00 - 20:0007.12.2020 Join Zoom Meeting https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/92320298902 (LIVE)Digitale Transformation VO
Wed18:00 - 20:0016.12.2020 Join Zoom Meeting https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/92320298902 (LIVE)Digitale Transformation VO
Mon18:00 - 20:0011.01.2021 Join Zoom Meeting https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/92320298902 (LIVE)Digitale Transformation VO
Mon18:00 - 20:0018.01.2021 Join Zoom Meeting https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/92320298902 (LIVE)Digitale Transformation VO
Mon18:00 - 20:0025.01.2021 Join Zoom Meeting https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/92320298902 (LIVE)Digitale Transformation VO

Examination modalities

-wird bekanntgegeben

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
22.09.2020 09:00 14.10.2020 18:00

Curricula

Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
045 006 Digital Skills

Literature

No lecture notes are available.

Language

German