DESS 2022

Interested in Information Science? You want to enjoy a unique learning experience in an international group? You want to learn about basic information science? You want to enrol in a MA program in LIS and come from another discipline or want to enrol in another university? You want to receive a student grant for participation?

The Second Summer School (DESS 2022) will be hosted by the University of Hildesheim from August 22th until August 26th.
Summer school will start with an introductory course to inform the participants about the DECriS project goals and with the two lectures. In the afternoon of the first day students will be acquainted with the hosting university and town cultural heritage and in the evening the social gathering will be organised. Each morning from the second to the fifth day students will have four hours of teaching – each day one course out of five – and in the afternoon, there will be organized workshops on multimedia production for relevant OER.

The afternoon sessions will also include the discussion about the course content, OERs structure and pedagogical methods used two allow students to be a part of the OERs’ participatory design process. One teacher will be responsible for each course, including the formation of team of the teachers and workshop leaders for the particular course. On the afternoon of the last day, discussion will be organized with all teachers and students to comment and student focus groups which aim at evaluate the content of the school, OERs in particular. The method of participatory design will be also used.

Following courses will be offered:

  1. Introduction to Information Science
  2. Research Methodology in Information Science
  3. Principles of Information Seeking and Retrieval
  4. Evaluation of Information Services
  5. Curation of analogical and digital material

The final grading will be made according to students’ activities during the preparation time before the Summer School (activities starts at least one month before), their engagement during the Summer School and activity report after the Summer School (ends one month after the Summer School). The basic number of ECTS is 2, but students could earn 1 or 2 more depending on their written assignments. All partners agree to recognize these ECTS as a basic entry requirement for the enrolment at the graduate programme or as a supplement for one optional course during the first year of study program at graduate level

Summer school programme will be released soon.

DECriS website


DECriS Project Group (funded by the EU under the Erasmus+ program) Thomas Mandl, University of Hildesheim

Project DECriS: Digital Education for Crisis Situations: Times when there is no alternative (Lead: Prof. Tatjana Aparac Jelušic)

Further Information: Thomas Mandl