IGNITE Conference and Pre-conference Workshop at University of Applied Arts in Vienna (ABGESAGT)

March 24–26, 2020

Due to the COVID19-situation in Austria and other European regions, we had to cancel the IGNITE conference and workshop in Vienna 24–26 March: “Design Thinking & Maker Culture: Sticky Learning for the 21st Century”.

The IGNITE team is exploring alternatives to the Vienna conference and workshop, and you will find news and updates at ignite.acdh.oeaw.ac.at/conference-vienna/. For those who have registered we will be contacting you via email with further information.
The Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and the University of Applied Arts are pleased to invite applicants to apply for the IGNITE Conference and Pre-conference Workshop.

Sticky learning is a fairly new concept that promotes methods for teaching/training so that it is retained more effectively afterwards—hence the stickiness. This is clearly the goal of all learning activities, but with recent technology development and with the concept of Industry 4.0, stickiness has also become a concept for learning outcomes that persist beyond the individual course or degree. Teaching methods such as problem and project-based learning, active classrooms, and student-centred classrooms are teaching methods that promote sticky learning.

These teaching methods can be explored within the wider frameworks of design thinking and maker culture as ways to teach a new generation of humanities and heritage students lifelong skills crucial to the creative and cultural industries, including user-centred design, citizen engagement, co-creation across sectors and on a larger scale, as well as ways for those in the humanities and heritage to take on and create solutions for global challenges. We know that such solutions will include new technologies, but also that they will rest on human and humanities knowledge for a sustainable (digital) transition of society.

This conference seeks to explore these themes within the wider areas of education within the digital humanities, cultural studies, and the creative and cultural industries, both as part traditional educational curricula as well as lifelong learning.

IGNITE Conference especially addresses the following subjects:
–    Sticky learning in teaching technology within a humanities setting
–    Digital innovation in teaching and learning in the humanities
–    Flipped classroom teaching
–    Lifelong learning in the digital transformation for the heritage sector
–    Design thinking for the humanities and heritage
–    Maker Culture as new forms of meaning-making and knowledge creation
–    Novel ways to teach technology at Masters level, including 3D modelling, augmented and virtual reality, digital storytelling, game jamming

For more information and registration see ignite.acdh.oeaw.ac.at/conference-vienna/