Goals of the project

The main goal of the project is to provide digital skills to as broad a spectrum of students as possible, enabling them to understand, critically reflect on and actively shape the digital transformation.

To this end, the goal is to create an Austria-wide concept for the training of students in basic information technology knowledge and the prototypical transformation of digital skills into the curricula, with particular reference to projects for teaching and pedagogical education.

We are guided by two key questions:

  • 1) What skills do non-computer scientists need in order to use digital methods in their subject and to work together with computer scientists?
  • 2) What competences do computer scientists need to understand the effects of the digital transformation and to shape it together with non-computer scientists?

We will develop new didactic methods and concepts that allow the teaching of digital and computer science competences in a target group-oriented way.

In order to accompany and shape the digital transformation in schools, we will pay special attention to didactic concepts for teacher training.

In pilot projects from the fields of humanities and social sciences, teacher education and for interdisciplinary student groups, we will deal with the development and implementation of teaching/learning offers at various levels of granularity, from teaching/learning sequences to courses and curricula.

Work Packages

  1. WP - Aims and contents
  2. WP - Didactic concepts
  3. WP - Didactic concepts in teacher training
  4. WP - Pilot projects
  5. WP - Sustainable implementation
  6. WP - Project management and cluster coordination


  1. Kick-off of the project: April 2020
  2. Kick-off of the project cluster: April 2020
  3. Analysis of relevant curricula and practices with regard to the teaching of digital and informatics skills appropriate to the target group: March 2021
  4. Identification of basic competences in informatics for non-computer scientists: March 2022
  5. Identification of additional competences for computer scientists: October 2022
  6. Development of teaching/learning offers from the granularity of individual module: December 2022
  7. Development of teaching/learning offers from the granularity of extension curricula and curricula: June 2023
  8. Evaluation of concepts: April 2024

 We are currently working on the identification of central basic competences for non-computer scientists
(Milestone March 2022)


Status of cooperation across institutional boundaries

Cooperation with Uni Vienna, TU Graz, University of Graz,
University of Innsbruck, Paris Londron University of Salzburg on the the topics:
- Identification of digital competences for non-computer scientists
- Comparison of curricula
- Development of good practices in the design of educational offers

Implementation of the project in the Computer Science and Digital Working groups on the cross-cutting themes of
- Open Educational Resources,
- Curricula,
- Competences and competence models.

Additional cooperation in the cluster with the University of Klagenfurt, TU Vienna, JKU Linz

Possible synergies for other universities
- We offer Open Educational Resources for digital competencies, e.g. the MOOCs
- New interdisciplinary teaching offers, e.g. course Doing
Data Science (Uni Vienna), Master's program Computational Social Systems (TU Graz, Uni Graz)