In this block you will find information about our latest research projects. Information about completed projects is provided in our archives (German language).
Funding Program Innovative Teaching – Digitization: Online Internship – Digital Practice Phase in Studies (Project Duration: 01.04.2018 – 31.12.2020)
Due to the heterogeneous living conditions of the students of the FernUniversität in Hagen, it is not equally possible for all students to do an internship in a company. For example, due to logistical and organizational reasons, working people can not always additionally complete a one-week internship in one company. It is just as difficult for physically handicapped students, who have to find an educational science-affine internship with simultaneous consideration of aspects such as accessibility. These strongly aggravating conditions could be counteracted with a media- and internet-based alternative. Thus, disadvantaged student groups could be enabled to complete an educational science practical phase regardless of location and flexibility. This corresponds to the mission statement of the FernUniversität in Hagen.
The aim of the project led by Joshua Weidlich, is to develop and test a concept for conducting online-based internships in the study program Educational Science. This concept went into the pilot phase in winter semester 18/19, in which a small number of students initially completed an online internship in the teaching area of media didactics. In the internship, students create a media didactic product that can be used for educational purposes, parallel to the module 3B placement. The topics of the media products must be prepared didactically on the basis of educational theories and models in order to ensure the quality of teaching. The interns are accompanied and supervised by the project manager.
The International cooperation project “Instructional Design – Creating an educational media product” (Project phase: 19.11.2018 – 14.01.2019)
For the first time, starting in winter semester 2018/2019, students of the Master’s program”eEducation: Education and Media” have the possibility to accomplish their module 3 within an international cooperation project “Instructional design – Creating an educational media product” with the Open Universiteit (Netherlands) and the University Jyväskylä (Finland). The special feature and unique opportunity of the project is: The students work collaboratively in mixed groups with students from all three universities on a joint media project and create an educational media product using the software “AR Learn”.
The period of cooperation extends over 8 weeks from 19.11.2018 to 14.01.2019. During this time, students of the module 3, who have registered for the international cooperation project, leave the internal Moodle learning environment and will be directed into an external Moodle learning platform (see “The Open Moodle learning platform”), also for students of Open Universiteit and University of Jyväskylä is accessible. The external Moodle learning platform is operated by the FernUniversität in Hagen. It is only open to the registered participants of the international cooperation project.
The project teaser as well as further content and organizational information can be found here.