Digital Literacy in Research and Teaching

Winter term

Software stack dependencies: "Tower of Doom" © Stephan Rave

Lecture content

There exist a lot of tools to make our work in research, teaching, and co-working in groups with other students or researchers easier and more effective, for example how to find bugs in our code faster using debugging tools, how to keep track of our change history with a version control system, or how to visualize our results in a convincing way. Especially in times of the Corona pandemic, when most people including students and researchers worked from home, it became clear that teaching knowledge and skills to work with these tools is a significant part of a scientific environment. Previously, these skills were often shown to students in personal meetings in the scope of a student thesis. In this lecture, various principles and tools are introduced, which are helpful in the context of scientific work in general and scientific programming in particular.

  • Introduction
  • Automation of experiments and simulations
  • Libraries & dependencies
  • Debugging & code optimization
  • How to present your research: visualization of results
  • FAIR principles

Course information

For participation please register for the lecture in C@MPUS. This will give you access to the ILIAS group and the shared working space on bwSync&Share.

The lecture is intended for graduate students attending a Masters programme in engineering science (mach, kyb, fmt, math, tema, mecha, SimTech). Interested students of other fields of studies are also welcome. Moreover, the course is offered as FÜSQ (fachübergreifende Schlüsselqualifikation).

  • 2 semester hours per week (SWS)
  • 3 ECTS-Credits

Course takes place on Monday, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., in V9.01, starting on Monday, October 25, 2021.

Due to the massive increase in the number of corona infections, lectures and Inverted Classroom sessions are held no longer in V9.01, starting from 2021-11-15. Instead, lectures are recorded and provided as video on ILIAS for two weeks starting from the actual date of the respective lecture. For Inverted Classroom sessions, we will meet virtually at 11:30 am in the following Webex meeting room:
Meeting number (access code): 2732 345 7839
Meeting password: Rwrwyq2UU84

We will keep this mode (lecture recordings & Webex meetings) until further notice.

From 2021-11-29, the lecture and the Inverted Classroom will be on-site in V9.01 again.

For the complete semester schedule see the table below. Lectures are held biweekly. Every other week, in Inverted Classroom style, students present their solutions to the homework exercises, and the comments/additions of the students to the course content are discussed.

2021-10-25 Lecture
2021-11-08 Inverted Classroom
2021-11-15 Lecture
2021-11-22 Inverted Classroom
2021-11-29 Lecture
2021-12-06 Inverted Classroom
2021-12-13 Lecture
2021-12-20 Inverted Classroom
2022-01-10 Lecture
2022-01-17 Inverted Classroom
2022-01-24 Lecture
2022-01-31 Inverted Classroom
2022-02-07 Lecture &
Consultation Hour

All material can be found on ILIAS and bwSync&Share.

Depending on the number of participants, the exam will be in written or oral form.

Students who do not take the exam but need a proof of attendance (e.g. PhD students, FÜSQ participants) have to present their results for at least one minor and one major exercise in the Inverted Classroom meetings.

This image shows Jörg Fehr

Jörg Fehr

apl. Prof. Dr.-Ing.
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Sibylle Hermann

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