Teknosofikum at an end

Since 2020 we have developed and held technology education courses for teachers in higher education, and it has garnered high praise.

More than 90% of participants would recommend it to colleagues, citing its engaging content. The course evaluations also indicate a strong likelihood of teachers incorporating new elements into their teaching.

We've enjoyed running these courses and eagerly anticipate future professional development opportunities for teachers in our institutions.

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a conference with audience and a female speaker in front of a presentation saying 'Teknosofikum'
November 2023

Closure and new beginnings

The final Teknosofikum Conference was held the 28th of Nov. 2023.

On the day we covered The Future of Digital Technology Education with participation of teaching experts, learning units and decision makers in higher education. It was a inspiring day with many good discussion - we hope it leads to further work and reflection in all participating institutions ☀️.

Thank you for participating!

computer with coffee cup at the side, online meeting in progress on the screen
September 2023

Final online course

We are looking forward to have the last batch of participants joining us for the online Teknosofikum course.

In the next 2 months we will take a deep dive together and discuss digital technologies and their impact on teaching.

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August 2023

Conference announced!

We are sending an open invitation to teachers, learning units and managers in higher education. Join us for an engaging day on the topic of the Future of Digital Technology Education.

You can stay updated on on conference page, where you will also find signup information.

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May 2023

Spring batch certified

We congratulate all who got certified in Teknosofikum this spring!

Teaching plans have been developed, technology has been discussed and new thoughts and ideas are now growing to flourish in the future.

Signup is open for participation in the fall of 2023.

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April 2023

Online midway meeting

At the inspiring meeting participants engaged across institutions, shared knowledge, and discussed while engaging with digital tools to support their learnings.
As the next step they will think of a challenge they have in teaching, and from there develop a teaching experiment that could solve this challenge.

We look forward to learn about and work much more with this in the final workshop in May!

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March 2023

Teknosofikum is now available as a PhD course!

PhD students are joining the spring course – and signup for the course this fall (starting in September) is open. We are glad to invite even more PhD students to Teknosofikum in the future!

You can find the description of the course page on ITU.
You can also contact your local PhD school to find out your possibilities.

February 2023

Accessibility review

In a recent accessibility review done by 'Digitaliseringsstyrelsen', Teknosofikum.dk scored 492 out of 500 point. We are glad that we live up to the standards for accessibility - a careful job done by our developer and designer!

Giacomo Poderi
January 2023

Giacomo joins the team

Assistant professor Giacomo Poderi joins to continue the research on Teknosofikum together with Jelena Popov and Magda Pischetola. We look forward to working together with you!

people at workshop
December 2022

New paper out!

We have just published a new paper. 'Enhancing teacher collaboration in higher education: the potential of activity-oriented design for professional development.'
In here you can read about our design-based research (DBR) and we conclude how activity-orientated design (AOD) methods can assist educational designers to enhance teacher collaboration in higher education.

Download the paper

people at workshop
November 2022

95% would recommend Teknosofikum!

Thank you to all participants who took their time to meet new collegaues across institutions to learn from each other. In the final survey 95% of participants said that they would recommend Teknosofikum to a collegaue:

"Both, the workshops and online meeting were engaging. Good activities! I liked and appreciated the diversity of the groups."

"Engaging and thought provoking!"

October 2022

1 year postdoc for Teknosofikum

Application is now closed.

The IT University of Copenhagen and the Teknosofikum project consortium invites motivated individuals to apply for a Postdoc position starting 1st of January 2022 or soon thereafter for a duration of one year.

jelena Popov
August 2022

A warm welcome to Jelena

We are glad to bid Jelena Popov welcome to the project.

Jelena holds a PhD in Education and is here to help the continous development of the project and to do new research. You will get to meet Jelena at the workshops and meetings if your participate in Teknosofikum. Welcome, Jelena!

woman with black hair and glasses looking at a spreadhseet on a computer and on paper
June 2022

Participants evaluations

35 teachers from 5 different institutions participated in Teknosofikum this spring.

84% of respondents to our evaluation would recommend Teknosofikum to a colleague. On average it was rated 4.3 (1-5) that Teknosofikum gave 'potential new activities I can use in my teaching'.

We thank all participants for bringing their experiences to the course and sharing their learnings.

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May 2022

Networked Learning

The Thirteenth International Conference on Networked Learning (NLC2022) was held in Sundsvall at Mid-Sweden University, Sweden, where a new paper was presented.

The potential of a Networked Learning (NL) space comes into being when participants establish communication, build connections among each other, and create a dialogic space. The article poses a complex question: How to design for the materialization of a NL space?

Read the paper

a teacher teaching adults in a class room
April 2022

Digitalisation of degree programmes

A recent article from the University of Copenhagen covers how teaching staff plays an important role in producing graduates who match an increasingly digitalised labour market.

"The challenges associated with the rapid digitalisation of degree programmes is also being addressed indepth on the developing Teknosofikum technology programme targeted at teachers in higher education."

Article in English & Article in Danish

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March 2022

Workshop kickoff

The first workshop has started with over 22 participants from now 5 different institutions.

During the day we worked in cross-disciplinary groups and disucussed teaching perspectives and created a knowledge map of a learning technologies. What do we know? And more importantly - what do we not know of it? This is the depature for more learning and shared reflections on the learning platform of Teknosofikum.

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February 2022

New recordings and content

We are currently producing new content in the studio which participants can experience this Spring.

We added such interesting topics as the history of technology, blockchain technology, biases in algorithms, new perspectives on technology and teaching - and much more.

Preview of academic on technology and education paper by pischetola
December 2021

Conference presentation

Among academics of the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE), Magda Pischetola has discussed the theoretical framework of Teknosofikum at the SRHE Conference 2021 - (Re)connecting, (Re)building: Higher Education in Transformative Times , 6–10 December 2021 (online).

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November 2021

The workshop has ended

At the last workshop of Teknosofikum, four groups of participants have redesigned the course with their wishes for the future of technology education. Thank you to all participants!

Preview of academic on technology and education paper by pischetola
October 2021

New research

The interdisciplinary proposal of Teknosofikum was presented at the 4S Annual Meeting – Good Relations: Practices and Methods in Unequal and Uncertain Worlds , October 6-9, 2021, Toronto and Worldwide, with a paper on STS pedagogies in higher education teacher development.

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October 2021

The workshop begins!

A new iteration of Teknosofikum has started the 5th of October, with 22 teachers from the four higher education institutions. We are holding workshops at the University of Copenhagen and the Royal Danish Academy.

Preview of academic on technology and education paper by pischetola
September 2021

New paper out!

A new article has been released in the Postdigital Science and Education journal, as part of the special issue The Postdigital Spaces of Higher Education. The piece is titled Teaching Novice Teachers to Enhance Learning in the Hybrid University. It presents the results from the first iteration of Teknosofikum.

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August 2021

Students interviews

We interviewed students at ITU about their ideas of ”good teaching” and ”innovative use of technology”. The recorded material will be part of the next iteration of Teknosofikum, which starts in October 2021.

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August 2021

Research news

Magda Pischetola’s paper ‘Teacher professional development in higher education and the Teknosofikum project’ is now available for reading and distribution.
It gives an insight on the theoretical background of Teknosofikum and adress the data from the first prototype of Teknosofikum.

Read the paper

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July 2021

Data on teachers' expectations

Data from the first iteration of Teknosofikum. Teachers’ expectations for the course concentrate around Discussions about pedagogy, Available tools, and Potential activities for teaching.

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June 2021

Continuous development

Our project group members from Design School Kolding are at work to design the educational contents for the virtual learning platform of Teknosofikum.

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May 2021

Now teachers can be trained in technology education

Article from Magisterbladet:
A new technology education called Teknosofikum is being developed for teachers in higher education in Denmark.

Teknosofikum: Nu skal undervisere uddannes i teknologi (article)

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May 2021

First prototype

The first online prototype of Teknosofikum was tested with 7 participants from the 4 participating institutions. With the gathered user input we are developing the project further. In October and November we are taking in a new group of participants to test the updated format which includes new and updated content, and a mix of physical workshops and online self-study.

May 2020

Launch of the project

As a kick-off to Teknosofikum we invited higher education educators and stakeholders to a webinar on digital bildung (“digital dannelse”).

The webinar (video to the left) touch upon the content areas of the Teknosofikum project – what it is and how t is relevant.

  • 0:00 Velkommen.
  • 8:43 “Digital dannelse i de videregående uddannelser set fra Dansk ITs perspektiv” v. Rikke Hvilshøj – Direktør for Dansk IT.
  • 22:12 ”Digital dannelse i de videregående uddannelser set fra DI’s perspektiv” v. Mette Fjord Sørensen – Uddannelseschef DI.
  • 34:10 Paneldebat med Rikke Hvilshøj og Mette Fjord, moderator Lone Malmborg – Institutleder Digital Design.
  • 53:50 ”Computational thinking og empowerment i de videregående uddannelser” v. Michael E. Caspersen – Direktør for IT-Vest.
  • 1:11:52 “Hvordan gør du programmering og it-tankegang relevant for studerende?” v. Claus Brabrand – Center for Computing Education Research.
ITU campus
March 2020

New technology into legal education

With a grant from the Ministry of Higher Education and Science, teachers at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, will in future be able to take a Teknosofikum course that teaches them to think new technologies into the legal subjects. Kristian Cedervall Lauta, Dean of Education, calls the project “an important step on the road to future-proofing the legal profession in Denmark.”

New Technology in Legal Education (in Danish)

January 2020

Teknosofikum to strengthen teachers’ competencies

A new grant aims to make higher education teachers better at engaging with digitalization and relating trends and new knowledge practices to their own disciplinary knowledge, practices and teaching activities.

Teknosofikum skal styrke underviseres digitale kompetencer(in Danish)

students at ITU
January 2020

New grant

Faculty from the IT University of Copenhagen, the University of Copenhagen and the design schools in Kolding and Copenhagen are getting a technology education boost. With a new grant from the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science, the teachers of the four educational institutions themselves will be better equipped for preparing their students for a labour market and society with digitalization.

Ny bevilling digitalt løft af undervisere ska opruste samfundet med it (in Danish)

January 2020

Teknosofikum is one of nine projects that Danish Minister of Higher Education and Science Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen has granted funding.

Fremtidens undervisere skal mestre de digitale muligheder (in Danish)

January 2020

Teknosofikum is part of the national action plan “Digital competences and digital learning” launched by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science in 2019:

Digitale kompetencer og digital læring (in Danish)

Contact us

  • Jeppe Kilberg Møller
  • Project Manager
  • Email: jeppem@itu.dk

Find us

  • IT University of Copenhagen
  • Emil Holms Kanal, Office 4F18
  • DK-2300 Copenhagen S
  • Denmark