Panels and Discussions
Students as DigitalChangeMaker
The students on this panel are all members of the Germany-wide student initiative #DigitalChangeMaker founded by Hochschulforum Digitalisierung. They are active shapers of the digital turn in higher education and actively collaborate to foster learner-centered digital learning and student participation within higher education.
In this Panel, three members of the DigitalChangeMaker 2019/20 working group will present the student initiative to the participants as a good practice example of student participation and the collaborative development of higher education at eye-level. In this context, the speakers will address activities and outputs generated by the first two cohorts of the DigitalChangeMaker working group. Afterwards, they will focus on why student participation is crucial for shaping the digital transformation in higher education and what student participation can look like both at higher education institutions and nation-wide initiative such as Hochschulforum Digitalisierung.
Leonie Ackermann is currently enrolled in the master programme Computing in the Humanities. After completing their bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature at Augsburg University in 2017 they were curious about the potential of the digital humanities to create new research tools and opportunities for interdisciplinary cooperation.
Parallel to their studies they have been involved in the students’ movement since 2015. In 2017 and 2018 they have represented Germany’s national union of students (fzs) in the European Students’ Union and have gained insight into European higher education politics. Since September 2019 they are part of fzs’s executive committee. Their focus is international higher education politics, quality of teaching and learning, and digitization.
Since October 2019 they are also part of the HFD working group #DigitalChangemaker.