Elise Glaß, M. A.

Elise Glaß Photo: Hardy Welsh

Email: elise.glass

Phone: +49 2331 987-4060

Room: A211, Building 5

homepage: https://blog.fernuni-hagen.de/wpps/en/


  • Since April 2023: Research Associate/Head of project "Fostering pedagogical professionalisation in Higher Education"
  • Since April 2019: Research Associate at FernUniversität in Hagen, Chair Continuing Education & Teaching and Learning > from now on: Chair Adult and Continuing Education
  • Teaching Module: „Management und Durchführung einer Projektarbeit“ (Module 3B, B.A. Bildungswissenschaft)
  • Member of the "Rektoratsausschuss Forschung und wissenschaftliche Nachwuchsförderung"
  • Member of the "Studiengangkommission B.A. Bildungswissenschaft"
  • 04–09/2021: Research Associate in the project "German Digital Open University – Developing structural models of digital higher education in Germany"
  • 04/2019–12/2020: Research Associate at FernUniversität in Hagen as part of the Bund-Länder-Competition “Advancement through Education: Open Universities”
  • WiSe 2018/19: lecturer at Justus-Liebig-Universität in Gießen, professorship for continuing education
  • 01/2018–03/2019: free research assistant in the project „Competence 4.0 – competence shifts and competence development in the digitization process: company case studies“ (Universität Hamburg/Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich)
  • 07–12/2017: Humboldt Research Track Scholarship (funded by the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin within the Excellence Initiative of the states and the federal government)
  • July 2017: Master of Arts (M. A.) in Educational Sciences (focus: Adult Education) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • January 2014: Bachelor of Arts (B. A.) in Educational Sciences and Gender Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • 02/2009–12/2016: full scholarship funded by the “Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes”
  • 03/2011–07/2017: student assistant in the projects „Effekte – effects of vocation vouchers on companies and employees in the German-speaking area“, „T75 – Education and Culture Centre Turmstraße 75“ and „Competence 4.0“
  • 03–09/2013: practical training and free educational assistant at the “Büro für berufliche Bildungsplanung” (bbb) Bonn

Research Interests

  • educational professionalization
  • learning processes in higher education
  • Program planning in adult education
  • Needs assessment and teaching arrangements in enterprises
  • Digitization of work and related competence shifts
  • Gender and Diversity as a cross-cutting issue


Selected English-language Publications

  • Glass, Elise (2022). Pedagogical professionalisation through higher education – learning beyond practice. European Journal of University Lifelong Learning, 06(01), 13–17. https://doi.org/10.53807/0601uo50
  • Cendon, Eva; Schulte, Dorothée; Glaß, Elise; Mörth, Anita & Beckmann, Viola (2021). GDOU. German Digital Open University: Proposed forms of collaboration for digital higher education in Germany. Retrieved from: https://ub-deposit.fernuni-hagen.de/receive/mir_mods_00001748