Wikiade 2015/2016

The Wikiade, the cross-faculties contest at the FernUniversität in Hagen, gets within the winter semester 2015/2016 to the second round. Here you can find more information about the second Wiki-Knowledge-Contest and your “Studium auf den Punkt gebracht” (“Studies in a nutshell”).


Second Wiki-Knowledge Contest at the FernUniversität

Preparing and processing study contents, passing challenges and increasing the learning sucess
Why preparing and processing study contents lonely and on your own?


The Wikiade is going to be implemented as an interdisciplinary contest of faculties at the FernUniversität in Hagen throughout Germany in winter semester 2015/2016. Distance learning provides plenty of opportunities and more freedom: The studies are location-independent. Even considering the few obligatory face-to-face meetings a distance learning degree course can be brought into line with family and work. In order to support distance learners in this learning process and to interrupt the perceived loneliness with the means of a collaborative exchange, the FernUniversität in Hagen provides the Wikiade.

With the Wikiade distance learners can prepare and process their study contents. In this winter semester 2015/2016 definitions from the Study Letters are going to be central:

Which central terms of your degree course can be found in your Study Letters? Write them into the Wikiade and discuss them with your fellow students. Explain these terms provided by students of other faculties with your own words and increase your own learning success at the same time.

Passing Challenges

Since creating wikis cannot be regarded a contest, small structured “tasks” will accompany the Wikionians through the contest of the Wikiade every two weeks and familiarise them with the challenges within a wiki as well as in a degree course. Small awards (badges) acknowledge the acquired skills. In the case of special challenges (tasks) a small material prize awaits the Wikionians. For instance, a photo and picture contest is to be put into action over New Year’s. Here every Wikionian can vote for a photo/picture.



Login via FernUni account

For the Wikiade the FernUniversität provides a Wiki-Plattform on their own. The barriers to entry were kept low to help the Wikionians not turning adrift. “We offer online manuals and crib sheets”, says the project team. “Moreover the editor of the Wikiade, which supports the writing, was simplified. We’re looking forward to seeing you at the Wikiade.”