E-Learning Course “Understanding Digitalization”

Digitalization is on everyone’s lips. However, the term is dazzling and is not always understood. In this course, you will learn what digitalization means and how it is changing our lives using materials created by experts. Furthermore, you will be able to acquire basic digital skills yourself.

The e-learning course was originally developed by the Digital Society Initiative of the University of Zurich. This means you can benefit from the knowledge of renowned experts.


The e-learning course has a modular structure and you can work through it at your own pace. Module 1 and Module 2 are currently completed and available. Further modules are in production and will be made available in the near future.

  1. Data and information: introduction to basic concepts; data management and integration
  2. Digital society: Internet and online media, social and ethical aspects of digitalization, data protection
  3. Digital learning: organizing, sharing and reusing data; digital collaboration and publishing digital content (–> coming soon)
  4. Programming and computational thinking: algorithms and programming, artificial intelligence and machine learning