Teaching Digital Humanities

In recent years, several academic open access e-learning platforms have been developed. They offer teachers, trainers, students, and young researchers the opportunity to exchange, share, and expand their knowledge in their respective academic fields. These collaborative work forms an important contribution to the development of any academic field. 

Yet planning, designing, and producing effective online training materials is a skill that needs to be acquired and trained as well. Our workshop therefore aims at providing researchers, who want to share their expertise online with students, with a toolkit they can easily apply and use in the creation of their (first) online training materials. 

This Tool Gallery is a hybrid two-day event. On day 1, we will meet online and start with the introductory basics of “online learning” or “e-learning”, followed by an overview of academic learning platforms and knowledge hubs and the Open Educational Resources landscape in Austria. Participants will learn how they can use those platforms to publish their own content open access. In addition, our experts will provide theoretical input on instructional design and interactive methods.  

Day 2 is planned to take place in person at the ACDH-CH in Vienna. We start with putting yesterday’s theoretical input into practice when we design and plan our e-learning frameworks and concepts. In small groups and guided by our tutors, participants will be conceptualise and design their own online training material on a topic of their choice. Finally, a so-called World Café allows participants to take a closer look at several best practice examples for online learning in Digital Humanities. Experts and participants discuss requirements, didactics, and teaching experiences with e-learning tools and virtual knowledge hubs. 

On Day 2, we can host the practical morning session virtually if there is sufficient interest, but the World Café is an in-person event. 

The Tool Gallery is supported by CLARIAH-AT. 

On Day 2, one of our World Café tables will be hosted in English. 

Preliminary Programme

 17.10., Day 1 

Introduction to the world of e-learning and its design (basics, instructional design, learning goals) 

Start ca. 09:30 

  • 09:30 – 10:00: Introduction, eLearning basics 

  • 10:00-11:00: Mag. Claudia Hackl (Center for Teaching and Learning, Universität Wien sowie Projektmanagement Open Education Austria Advanced), – “Open Educational Resources kennenlernen” 

  • In accordance with open-access publications and the publication of research data in open sciene/data contexts, more and more training materials are made available for long-term use. These Open Educational Resources (OER) are publicly available educational resources, which are licenced under creative commons and thus rusable. But what makes an OER an OER? Learn more about synergies in open science and open education in current OER-activities in Austria and the opportunities and tools for OER-production and usage. 

  • 11:00 – 11:30: Coffee Break 

  • 11:30-13:00: Isabell Grundschober, MA (University for Continuing Education Krems) – “Design for Learning – Lernressourcen und -aktivitäten lernendenzentriert entwickeln“ (+Q&A) 

  • Learner centred learning design – what is that? 

  • The procedure: from prototype to implementation 

  • Learning design: constructive and feedback loops ensure high quality 

  • Develop your learning design: learning goals, working with a template, create and reflect on constructive alignment 



Claudia Hackl: 

Claudia Hackl is “Open Education Austria Advanced” project manager and advises higher education institutions on the institutionalisation of open educational resources. She is responsible for internal and inter-institutional knowledge transfer and focuses on synergies between open education and open science. In additon, she is part of the digital teaching team at the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Vienna. The center offers support and training in media and digitisation for teachers. Furthermore she teaches at the center for teacher education and the “Data Steward” certificate at the University of Vienna. Her professional background is at the intersection of IT and didactics. 

Isabell Grundschober: 

Isabell Grundschober is the Deputy Head of the Center for Applied Research and Innovation in Lifelong Learning and a researcher at Danube University Krems (Austria). Her research focuses on learning-outcome and competence-based learning designs for continuing education and VET, critical analysis and evaluation of eLearning environments, implementing suitable digital tools, platforms and function to support learning, and validation of non-formal and informal learning, among other interests. In addition, she is an advisor for industry and business projects on work-based learning. 


18.10., Day 2 

Planning, designing, and publishing learning materials, and best practice examples. Please note that our workshops build on the knowledge that you’ve acquired on Day 1.

Start ca. 10:30 

  • 10:30 – 10:45: Recap from Day 1 

  • 10:45-12:45: Conceptualise and design your own e-learning materials 

  • 12:45-13:30: Q&A with Isabell Grundschober 

  • 13:30 – 14:30: Lunch Break  

  • 14:30 –16:00: World Café 

  • Experts from ACDH-CH, Universität für Weiterbildung Krems, Stanford University, Universität Wien 

  • 16:00 – 16:30: Concluding remarks 


17 October 2022 – 09:30-13:00

18 October 2022 – 10:30-16:30


Online via Zoom (17.10.) 

ACDH-CH, Seminarraum 1, Bäckerstraße 13, 1010 Wien (18.10.) 



You can register for the event here: