Department of Instructional Technology & Media
Welcome to the Department of Instructional Technology & Media.
Prof. Dr. Theo J. Bastiaens is head of the Department of Instructional Technology & Media.
As a consequence of the pervasive process of digitalization (language, text, video, audio, telecommunication, entertainment electronics and computer technology), New Media now play a major role both in professional and in private life. The term New Media not only includes the Web 2.0 and social media with their educational possibilities, but also mobile devices as well as online and multimedia learning. Lately, concepts like Gamification, MOOC’s, and Open Educational Resources are discussed widely in terms of their potential to make learning and teaching more effective and more democratic.
Modern instructional design deals with exactly these kind of new determining factors and demands within the sector of learning and education. These call for competence-orientation and self-directed learning alongside media and technology that reflects these demands in its design.
In our scholarly activities of teaching and research we try to build on these developments and changes. On the following pages you can find out more about the activities at the Department of Instructional Technology and Media. You will find important information about our Department, the topics “Academic Studies, Teaching and Graduation” as well as about our research activities.
FernUniversität in Hagen
Faculty Humanities and Social Sciences
Institute of Educational Science and Media Research
Department of Instructional Technology and Media
Prof. Dr. Theo J. Bastiaens
Universitätsstraße 33 (Building 1)
Phone: +49 (0) 2331 987-2812