Current Research Projects

  • Project Profile

    Funding source:

    Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

    Time frame:

    05/2020 - 10/2023

    Project details:

    Network management:

    Prof. Dr. Mandy Schiefner-Rohs (Technische Universität Kaiserslautern)

    Projects partners:

    Prof. Dr. Andreas Breiter (ifib -Institut für Informationsmanagement Bremen GmbH)

    Project details

    With digital transformation, data - and how it is generated, linked, and used - is becoming more important in all areas of life and work. Data-driven decisions pose new challenges for educators: They must shape data education while also positioning themselves to the increasing datafication. However, it usually remains open what the presence of data, for example from virtual learning environments or from information and performance data systems, means for teaching and learning and how it can shape educational processes.

    This is where the collaborative project comes in and asks how educators deal with the diverse data that accumulates in everyday school life: How does data shape everyday pedagogy? How is data embedded in learning at school? How do multi-professional teams understand and construct data education and how do they translate this into interdisciplinary (media) pedagogical action? To what extent does data condition teaching, learning, and organizational culture? The researchers from the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, the FernUniversität in Hagen, and the Institute for Information Management in Bremen are reconstructing how educators deal with data in everyday school life. In doing so, they also look at the special organizational features that interdisciplinary educational offerings entail. Based on this, they design educational concepts and accompany their implementation in school practice.

  • Project Profile

    Funding source:

    Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

    Time frame:

    01/2019 - 02/2021

    Project details:

    Network management:

    OmniBot GmbH

    Projects partners:

    OmniBot GmbH

    Project details

    The student body at the FernUniversität is extremely heterogeneous. Most students are employed and, on average, older than students at face-to-face universities. Against the background of this great diversity of students, their time flexibility, the pace of work and the demand for, as well as the desire for, support and advice varies greatly. It is difficult for module tutors alone to fully meet this diversity of needs during study.

    The research project "BoInHo 2020" was conceived with the aim of providing students with the fullest and best possible support. Within the framework of the project, a so-called Educational Bot is to be developed and integrated into the teaching process. The bot is being developed by the chair of Media Didactics in cooperation with the start-up OmniBot from Oldenburg. OmniBot is responsible for the technological (further) development of the artificial intelligence on which the bot is based. The chair of Media Didactics designs and evaluates didactic arrangements regarding the use of the Educational Bot in certain modules of the Moodle learning environment. Accompanying the development process, the acceptance of automated support services as well as their estimated benefit and added value from the students' point of view will be surveyed to be able to take these results into account in the development process.

    The aim of the research project is to offer individualized support for students at the FernUniversität, independent of time and place, through the development of AI-supported teaching and support services.

    The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research as part of the funding program "Bringing Technology to People" for the period from January 01, 2019 to February 28, 2021.

  • Project Profile

    Funding source:

    Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

    Time frame:

    02/2020 - 01/2023

    Project details:

    https://www.qualifizierungdigital.de/de/projektdatenbank-27.php?D=378&F=0&M=445&T=1

    Network management:

    Prof. Dr. med. M. Rose (Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin Medical Department, Division of Psychosomatic)

    Projects partners:

    Prof. Dr. C. Müller-Birn (Freie Universität Berlin Research group Human-Centered Computing)

    Project details

    In order to promote interdisciplinary cooperation within the medical profession and to facilitate the implementation of integrated treatment concepts, the "DocTalk" project is developing a digital platform. On this platform, chatbots will proactively alert medical staff members in training and continuing education during treatments to the need for advice from senior physicians in the clinic as well as from colleagues in other disciplines and provide appropriate communication channels. By linking with internal clinic systems and external knowledge databases, contextual knowledge content is to be offered and work processes are to be facilitated.

    In this joint project, the Department of Media Didactics is conducting research on collective practices of media use in clinics and is thus supporting structural and personnel organizational development in the context of digital infrastructures.

  • Project Profile

    Funding source:

    Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst(DAAD)

    Time frame:

    10/2020 - 09/2021

    Project details:

    https://www.fernuni-hagen.de/internationalisierung/digital/virtual_mobility.shtml

    Network management:

    Prof. Dr. med. M. Rose (Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin Medical Department, Division of Psychosomatic)

    Projects partners:

    Open Universiteit, the Netherlands (OUNL)
    University of Jyväskylä, Finland (JYU)

    Project details

    Virtual Mobility in Educational Sciences is a project that bridges research and practice of virtual collaborative learning/teaching in the international context. The aim of the project is to devise teaching solutions and best practices through design-based research, agile course design and mixed methods research. The synergy of the community of practice that evolves throughout the project promotes the development of problem-solving approaches in teaching and research that are shared with the broader international community that is facing similar digitalization, internationalization, and collaboration challenges.

    Project publications

  • Project Profile

    Funding source:

    Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

    Time frame:

    07/2020 - 06/2023

    Project details:

    Network management:

    Prof. Dr. C. Müller-Birn (Freie Universität Berlin Research group Human-Centered Computing, network management)

    Projects partners:

    Prof. Dr. Marian Margraf (Fraunhofer AISEC),

    Prof. Dr. Matthias Rose (Charité),

    Dr. med. Peter Gocke (Charité, Office for Digital Transformation),

    HRTBT Medical Solutions GmbH as well as further associated partners

    Project details

    The sub-project "Media Pedagogical Research & Evaluation" in the joint project WerteRadar investigates patients' value concepts in the process of so-called data donation. Using narrative interviews and group discussions, it expands the methodological repertoire of user research in informatics, which is otherwise often impact-oriented. In this way, the sub-project contributes to enabling patients to deal with their data in a reflective manner in the context of data disclosure and to recording fundamental assumptions about the image of human beings in informatics.

Florian Ribjitzki | 18.03.2021