Denmark needs more IT specialists. But how do we get more young people to study computer science and become IT specialist? This project, consisting of two subprojects, focuses on initiatives that can improve both recruitment and retention of a larger but also more diverse group of young people e.g., female students and students without prior programming experience.
The aim is to supplement and create synergy with the existing education programs at all universities in Denmark, promote gender diversity and strengthen the cooperation between researchers, students and the business community to ensure the best possible exploitation of the capacity.
Teaching quality and student feedback is negatively impacted by lack of teachers and many students. There is a need to consider how learning technologies can help improve teaching quality and student feedback both in physical and digital learning environments.
The mix of students in digital technology is low in diversity (e.g. female students). This is a problem on a societal level which also impacts the study environment.