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Dr. Katrin Stolz

The Impact of Digitalization on Higher Education in Germany

Porträtfoto von Dr. Katrin Stolz © Uwe Grützner​/​TU Dortmund
Dr. Katrin Stolz (TU Dortmund)

Vortrag in englischer Sprache

Modernization or profile building, cooperation or competition – what does digitalization mean for the transformation of HE teaching? Which mechanisms bring about digitalization processes at higher education institutions?

It is assumed that digitalization is not a quasi-automatic process overwhelming the HE system and institutions, but a process that is shaped by various actors. The neo-institutionalist approach and the translational perspective explain how higher education institutions react to the challenge of digitalization and shape digitalization processes. Based on a systematic review, this colloquium will provide some insights into the impact of digitalization on higher education teaching in Germany.

Katrin Stolz is Head of the Division of Academic Teaching and Faculty Development at the TU Dortmund University in Germany. She is engaged in training and counseling of university teachers. Her research focuses on academic teaching and learning and on the professionalization of academic development in Germany. She studied educational science in Düsseldorf and Cologne and holds a doctoral degree from the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg.