Background of the seminar series

The progressive digitization in all areas of society has major, disruptive impact on research and education. Therefore, we are glad to announce the Hannover Research Seminar Series on the Digitization of Research and Education to showcase and discuss different social science research aspects of the changing educational and research landscapes. The scope includes academic research presentations ranging from theoretical issues to concrete, practical utilisation of social research. Each research seminar consists of an introduction of 10 minutes, a presentation of 30 minutes followed by 20 minutes discussion. This research seminar series is intended primarily for researchers, but students, librarians or other relevant stakeholders with an interest in social science research on digitization are also welcome to attend.

The research seminar series is co-organised by the Learning and Skill Analytics Research Group, the Open Science Lab and the Leibniz Joint Lab Data Science & Open Knowledge. Sessions will be chaired by Dr. Gábor Kismihók, Learning and Skill Analytics Research Group Lead at TIB.

Theme for the next five research seminars

Impact of emerging technologies and novel datasets on the personalization of research and education in the digital era

During the next five seminars we will take a deeper look at novel methods and the role of (big) data in education and research. Our speakers will discuss the impact of big data on science in general, the role of humans in socio-technical environments, the role of learners in digital learning spaces, online data sources that mention scholarly outputs and last but not at least, the impact of MOOCs in our eductional systems. 

These seminars will include presentations about ongoing research at TIB and LUH. 

About TIB

As a German information centre for the digitisation of science and technology, TIB Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology develops novel services and conducts applied research and development (R&D). TIB also acts as the German National Library of Science and Technology and University Library of Leibniz University Hannover (LUH). Furthermore, TIB includes a Social Sciences Site at LUH's main campus and established the Leibniz Joint Lab Data Science & Open Knowledge. Apart from the technological R&D, TIB focuses in several initiatives and projects on societal aspects of digitization.