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NIDIT Lunch Bag Session |Badges and digital awards with ILIAS and Moodle


Jun 14, 2023 from 12:00 to 02:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC200)

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The use of digital media in university teaching can bring many advantages for lecturers and students - but often also raises new questions, especially for lecturers: What options do I have to support my teaching with digital media? What legal aspects do I have to consider? Which tools and methods are best suited to my teaching situation, my target group and my learning/teaching objectives? How much effort does the use of a certain tool mean for me - and what are the benefits for me and my students?

These are just a few of the questions you (need to) address if you want to use digital media in your teaching.
With the NIDIT Lunch Bag Session, we would like to offer you regular opportunities, starting in the summer semester of 2022, to clarify these and other questions in exchange with colleagues, to share your own experiences, and to develop new ideas together.


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The NIDIT Lunch Bag Session was set up to offer you the opportunity to discuss all your questions and experiences regarding the use of digital media in university teaching in an informal atmosphere. In the new edition of the Lunch Bag Session, the staff members of the project "NIDIT - Network for Impactful Digital International Teaching Skills" will be available to give you advice and support.

The offer is meant to support you... deal constructively with the use of digital media in university teaching. realistically assess the advantages and disadvantages as well as the costs and benefits of using special e-learning tools. reflect on and design e-learning/blended learning scenarios together with (interdisciplinary) colleagues - and, if necessary, to apply ideas from different subject areas to their own teaching practice.




  • NIDIT Lunch Bag Session | Badges and digital awards with ILIAS and Moodle  (With Albrecht Metzler)

Digital awards for university staff in the form of badges are likely to become more important in the course of future LMS upgrades, but are already available to us now. In this LunchBag session, we will look at the functions, creation/design and awarding of badges within our learning management systems (ILIAS and Moodle). We will also talk about our respective uses in our LMS courses. An outlook on microdegrees and digital backpacks outside the university will round off the LunchBag session.

Tablet, laptop (or smartphone) required.

  • NIDIT Lunch Bag Session | Instagram for university teachers (With Maraike Büst)

What does digital presence mean for me as a researcher and how does it influence my research? What role does social media play as a teacher in my course and how do students use social media in their academic environment?

Social media has already become a part of everyday life and leisure for many. Now that it has arrived in the academic environment, the channels, platforms and practices also permeate research, teaching and studies significantly.

We ask ourselves, what influence does social media have on research, teaching and studying and how can we in turn control this influence ourselves and take advantage of it for our needs?

Tablet, laptop (or smartphone) required.

  • NIDIT Lunch Bag Session | Podcasts in Education (With Timothy Hörl, HRZ of JLU)

In this lunch bag session we will talk about audio podcast production. First, we will look at the characteristics and possibilities of this media format and the extent to which it can be profitably used in research and teaching.

Then we will show you how you can produce your own podcast - how your own voice gets onto the computer, how you can cut out any slips of the tongue and incorporate quotes from others (the "original sounds") as well as music and sounds (the "atmo") into your contribution.

Tablet, laptop (or smartphone) are required.

  • NIDIT Lunch Bag Session |  Introduction to Canva: Designing graphics and visual content (With Katrin Schröder)

Canva is a free online tool for graphic design. It can be used to create visual content, such as social media posts, but also presentations, posters and more.

In this online training we will look at how the software works and talk about the templates, images, fonts and graphic elements that users can use.

No previous knowledge is required to participate in this online training. Tablet, laptop (or smartphone) are required.

  • NIDIT Lunch Bag Session | Insights and Perspectives on Higher Education Teaching: The Development of International Curricula (With Lesley-Anne Weiling)

Cultivating Global Perspectives: A Workshop on Internationalising Curricula"We cordially invite you to an immersive workshop designed to deepen your understanding of international curriculum development within the sphere of higher education. Join us to shape the future of education and broaden your professional horizons. Workshop Highlights:

  • During this workshop, we will explore the intricate landscape of international curricula development, providing you with advancements in the academic discourse. Discover practical tools and techniques in our session designed to elevate your teaching with international student groups. This includes insights into student understanding, effective communication strategies, and methods to boost engagement.
  • Engage in Thoughtful Discourse: Participate in interactive plenary sessions where you can actively engage in intellectual discourse following a thought-provoking keynote presentation by expert Lesley-Anne Weiling. This is your chance to exchange ideas and insights with fellow educators and curriculum developers.
  • Who Should Attend: Our workshop caters to higher education professionals, including teachers, curriculum developers, and educational specialists, all with a shared interest in the nuanced art of curriculum design. 

This course can be credited with 2 units in the subject area "Digitalisation" towards the certificate "Competence for Professional University Teaching" of the Hochschuldidaktisches Netzwerk Mittelhessen (HDM).