Daten-Ethik-Praxis (book project)

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Textbook Project

Now under contract with Budrich and to be published as an utb M textbook, Daten-Ethik-Praxis: Data-Literacy für die berufliche Praxis is a digital-literacy textbook coauthored with Vera Taube focusing on social aspects of data-literacy.

The textbook facilitates a case-based approach with interactive digital/blended-learning units for integration into learning management systems (LMS). Based on case-vignettes connecting the covered theoretical material to realistic scenarios found in varied workplace and educational settings, the book helps learners to gain and assess their mastery of critical ethical digital and data literacy competences. Instructors benefit from the availability of regularly updated study-material that can easily be imported into any LMS such as Moodle, Canvas, or ILIAS. The book also specifically targets lecturers who are not necessarily experts in questions of digital competencies and data-literacy who want to combine their expert domain knowledge with the basic data-literacy and digital competencies education covered in the textbook.

Project Goals

  • Helps students to acquire critical digital competencies.
  • Focuses on social aspects of data-literacy.
  • Prepares students for the ethical challenges posed by increasingly datafied work environments.
  • Provides empirically tested pedagogical learning and assessment tools to assist lecturers and learners alike.

Project Status

  • Under contract with Verlag Barbara Budrich
  • Expected publication date: Fall 2024
Joachim K. Rennstich
Joachim K. Rennstich
Professor International Social Work and Research Methods

My research interests include the development of digital capitalism, digital literacy and teaching-methodologies.