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Ukraine Digital: Gamification


In the framework of a cooperation between the project Network for Impactful Digital Teaching Skills (NIDIT) and Gießener Zentrum Östliches Europa (GiZo) of the JLU, NIDIT Task # 2 (International Training Team) has designed the workshop series: “Basic Didactic Principles and Teaching Methods”. The workshop aims to support lecturers and teachers at Ukrainian universities to maintain, implement, and deliver their digital and international teaching. The series of workshops combine both a digital and didactical concepts and approaches in teaching.  

The aim of this workshop series is twofold. On the one hand, it puts forward the discussion of new and innovative teaching methods and approaches. On the other hand, the workshop offers a general spectrum of last technologies and teaching tools that can be used in teaching and learning processes that ukrainian teachers can use on either digital or face-to-face teaching environments. In general, this workshop seeks to broaden participants’ teaching skills to better prepare them to face potential challenges when teaching in different formats.

The content consist of:

  • Didactic Principles I and II: November 2nd, 10 am – 12 pm
  • A complex Approach to Digitalization: November 9th, 4:30 – 6 pm
  • Using immersive Technologies: November 23rd, 10 am – 12:00 pm
  • Gamification: December 4th, 2 – 4pm

Workshop content

The workshop consists of four parts between November 2nd and December 4th 2023 with a combination of teaching didactical principles and methods with digital components. The content, presenters, and dates are the following ones:




Learning Objectives





This session gives an introduction to gamification as a tool for learning and teaching. It’s focus is to get acquainted with the basic principles of gamification and to understand the mechanisms that lead to its effectiveness. Furthermore, it aims on an understanding of what gamification is not and to know some pitfalls one might encounter when trying to gamify ones materials.

· Being familiar with the theoretical basics of gamification

· Understanding the terms Gamification and Serious Games

· Being aware of the benefits of gamification in teaching

· Knowing the pitfalls on the journey to successfully gamified learning scenarios

Juliane Sommer

December 4th, 2 – 4pm CET (Central European Time)




Speakers Maraike Büst and Eva Dabrowski (NIDIT - Lab for Innovative Teaching); Juliane Sommer and Richard Vargas (NIDIT - International Teaching Program); and Oleksandr Poddenezhnyi (Head of E-learning Center National University of Kyiv).
Target Group University teachers from Ukraine; external participants of the JLU

The format of the workshop is online. Participants will receive a link to attend the workshops, once they register for it.

Registrierung You can register via our registration form (link).
Language The workshops are held in English