Dec 12, 2018: Digital tools and their didactics in university didactics - An interview with our trainer Sophia Hercher
Sophia Hercher is leading the project "Offene Zukunftswerkstatt für die digitale Hochschullehre" at the Philipps-University Marburg. She also regularly works as a lecturer for the Lehre 4.0 project. Now she has been invited to an interview (in german) on "Didagital Enabling - Digitale Tools und ihre Didaktik in der Lehrerbildung und der Hochschuldidaktik" (Didagital Enabling - Digital tools and their didactics in teacher training and university didactics) as part of the dossier of the Hochschulforum Digitalisierung (Higher Education Forum on Digitisation). She talks about the goal of blended learning and answers questions such as:
- "How do technologies (digital tools) influence our perception and what does this mean for teaching?
- "Which competencies are most important when dealing with media and how can these be promoted?
- "What can a seminar concept look like that deals with these questions?
Interview from 27/11/2018 by Till Rückwart
Please be informed that the interview is in german.
The project Lehre 4.0 is now on Twitter! Under
In the coming months, we would like to provide you with a series of tips and tricks for digital higher education teaching. We will introduce you to digital tools at JLU and familiarize you with various tools.
Look forward to exciting expert interviews and insights behind the scenes of digital university teaching!
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We are very excited to present the first internal Web based Training (WBT) on the topic "Legal aspects in e-learning". The WBT will guide you through the most relevant topics and questions that you as a lecturer need to know about " rights in the use of e-learning in university teaching". You will also find a glossary explaining the basic terms.
Use the WBT to familiarize yourself with the subject matter and put your own knowledge to the test. As an online format, the learning module is available to you at any time on our e-learning map in the "Legal questions about e-learning" section of the project website.
You are missing information, you still have questions about the WBT or would like to leave us some feedback? Then feel free to contact us by e-mail atand we will take care of your request immediately.
Click on the following link to get to the WBT
Please be informed that the WBT is still in german but we are now working on a english version.
New Web based Trainings to Good Scientific Practice available!
We are very pleased to be able to launch another Web based Training (WBT). A Web based training is a digital and interactive learning module that integrates digital media. In addition to the WBT on "E-Learning and legal rights", the project has dedicated itself to the no less relevant topic of good scientific practice.
The necessity of informing young scientists about good scientific practice and its importance has been particularly strong in the recent past: Prominent cases of scientific misconduct and new (digital) framework conditions for academic work and publishing in research and teaching are once again demonstrated the necessity and importance of good scientific practice (see Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft 2019a).
This Web based Training (WBT) is intended to enable you to sharpen your sense of good scientific practice and thus strengthen your professionalism as a researcher. In addition, this WBT should sensitize you to the topic and motivate you to shape your everyday research life in such a way that it complies with the rules of good scientific practice and provide you with concrete recommendations and hints on which you can orient yourself.
Follow the upcoming link to
and enter the web based training.*²
*Since 1 August 2019, the DFG's memorandum "Proposals for Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice" has been reworded into a code of conduct "Guidelines for Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice", consisting of 19 guidelines. This web based training takes all formal and substantive changes and innovations compared to the DFG memorandum of the code.
*² please be informed that you first enter the german version. Follow the instructions to enter the english version.
|You must have noticed our stylish and new logo?! We are very happy about it and you will surely come across it more often in the future.|
Our logo is the heart of our brand presence. The core-colours are based on the characteristic of the JLU blue and thus contribute to an appearance that is closely oriented to the corporate design of Justus Liebig University. The integrated dots symbolize the digital progress idea "4.0".
Last Wednesday, on 5th June 2019, we were guests at the Coffee Lecture of the University Library at the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen.
Our topic? the digitalization of teaching in higher education. And since the Coffee Lecture is primarily a format for students, we presented not only the advantages for teacher in higher education, but also the versatile possibilities and positive aspects of digitalization for students.
The first use of the green screen was exciting as well! The greenscreen makes it possible to insert and kind of background while editing the finished images and to replace it with the green screen. Wh haven't included puppies or cat-content here and inserted the presentation slides instead.
Aroused interested? Then just click on the picture below and you will get straight to the video of the Coffee Lecture on the YouTube-Channel of the University Library.
Walk through the bone with the "Virtual Reality" glasses
The current issue of the Uniforum addresses, among other things, innovative teaching in medical studies through the use of Virtual Reality at the JLU. It is important to the initiators "to sensitize the use of innovative techniques for the topic of digitization".
"Virtual Reality" in medical teaching at the JLU: A student of the rheumatology course follows the instructions of Prof. Dr. med. Uwe Lange and dr. Philipp Klemm within the virtual space at the Campus Kerckhoff of the JLU and their Department of Medicine in Bad Nauheim. Picture: Johannes Lang, URL: https://www.uni-giessen.de/ueber-uns/pressestelle/pm/pm140-19
The full article can be found in on page 9 or at the university's press releases.
However, if you would like to find out more about the teaching and learning platform "(Nature) Science and Technology in Medicine - NWTmed", you can do so at www.uni-giessen.de/NWTmed
Deanery of Department for Medicine – Referat Studium und Lehre
Klinikstraße 29, D-35392 Giessen
Tel: +49 641 99-48066 and
In our second episode of our podcast, we caught voices among the students at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen and asked them what they had to say about digitalization in higher education. In addition we were around the campus of the philosophicum I of the JLU to intercept students during their well deserved break between the lectures and asked them following questions:
|You can reach our podcast via our YouTube-Kanal.|
We wish you much joy!
The university asks all teachers of the JLU to prepare themselves for a Start of Lectures from April 20th, 2020 to start a semester without classroom attendance and to use the time until then for appropriate preparations. As a first step, please plan at least the first four to six weeks of your courses alternatively, for example with the help of e-learning parts. The Vice President for Studies and Teaching, Prof. Dr. Verena Dolle has set up the "Teaching in the Summer Semester 2020" AG, which mainly supports the dean's offices as well as lecturers in this task in coordination and legal issues.
The team of experts for Digital Teaching is urgently looking for lecturers who have experience with digital teaching opportunities for a mentoring program. Please contact the parties via e-mail.
There will be a recommendation from the HRZ on alternatives to Adobe Connect from the DFN. More information can be found here at short notice.
If you have general questions about the topic, you can contact the StL team or the Vice President for Learning and Teaching at firstname.lastname@example.org
In response to the current development by Covid-19, all of the JLU's e-learning parties (HRZ, HDK, ZfbK, EmE, DigLL, Teaching 4.0) form the "Team of Experts for Digital Teaching" together. If you have any questions about low-contact teaching formats in preparation for the upcoming summer semester, you can contact the parties in advance by e-mail (email@example.com). Until April 1st, 2020, a needs-based advisory service will be developed and supplemented by telephone or online advice options. In addition to that, an e-mentoring program will be launched, for which lecturers with e-learning experience who would like to support colleagues can already register at the above mentioned e-mail address.
Information on courses in the digital area can be found on the following website: https://ilias.uni-giessen.de/ilias/goto.php?target=cat_104833&client_id=JLUG
Dear university lecturers, considering COVID-19, we, at the Justus-Liebig-University in Gießen would like to provide help and advice for safe and digital teaching. In the coming days we will provide information about digital tools and opportunities to shape the coming semester.
For members of the JLU, the University Computing Center (HRZ) has set up a page that provides information and tools to carry out courses in the digital area. The following link https://ilias.uni-giessen.de/ilias/goto.php?target=cat_104833&client_id=JLUG takes you to the university's ILIAS platform. The page is constantly updated and bundles the expertise of all contact persons at the JLU in the field of digital university teaching.
The Media and E-Learning Group (HRZ) and University Didactics (ZfbK) support you in the implementation of digitally supported teaching.
If you have any questions or would like individual advice, please contact the team via e-mail university didactics: firstname.lastname@example.org and the e-Learning Team: email@example.com.
On Twitter we also keep you up to date @Lehre4.0_JLU or @0_JLU.
Note on web conferencing systems
Please note that the DFN web conference systems are currently heavily overloaded and that technical difficulties or failures can occur.
For the course planning of the summer semester 2020, funds are available for digital teaching formats from the teaching fund of the Vice President to improve the quality of the study conditions and teaching (QSL funds). The earmarking of the funds is laid down in the law: “The university is obliged to use the revenue to improve the quality of the study conditions and teaching. In particular, it is obliged to create the conditions for the students to be successful in their studies in a reasonable time by ensuring that the courses offered in the examination and study regulations can actually be taken up to a sufficient extent without delay. It intensifies the advice and support of the students…“ (§ 1 Abs. 3 des Gesetzes zur Verbesserung der Qualität der Studienbedingungen und der Lehre an hessischen Hochschulen vom 18.06.08).
You can submit an application to the Vice President for funds from the “Teaching Disposal Fund” for short-term measures in teaching until April 1st, 2020. The amount per project is initially limited to a maximum of € 4000. What we need from you:
- Names of applicants,
Use and amount of funds requested,
a brief description of your project (no more than half a A4 page).
Please send your application to: Ben.Kahl@admin.uni-giessen.de.
The JLU will coordinate your application with the Vice President for Learning and Teaching, who will decide on the funding and give you short-term feedback (after the deadline).
As part of our social media strategy, we are now looking forward to taking you another step towards digitalization in higher education. Exciting and helpful content of the project can now be found on our new
In our interview podcast, we meet exciting and smart people inside and outside the JLU Giessen and try to learn more about them, their digital day-to-day teaching and opinions on current trends and developments on the subject of "digital university teaching".
They talk about their path from the analog to the digital, about ideas, possibilities and needs. Our name Digital Hochschullehre - Der Podcast an der JLU Giessen speaks for itself - and hopefully will inspire you as much as us.
Our goal is to engage in discussions with experts from our own projects, exciting e-learning professionals and innovative teachers, and to share them with you. We are looking forward to your feedback!
The production on digital learning and teaching content for the hessian webportal of the project can be funded.The Funding is offered by the hessian project "Digitally based teaching and learning in Hessen"
Aims and Main Focus
The focus ist based of high-quality content which can be used in class an teaching scenarios. All digital offers resulting from this fund must be publicly accessible under tle licence "CC BY-SA 4.0", "CC BY 4.0" or "CC 0" in the LMS of the participating universities or in the Hessian state portal. In addition, no proprietary tools or browser extensions (e.g. Flash, Java or Silverlight plug-ins) may be required to use the content. In addition, the concept of accessibility should also be taken into account.
The maximum funding per project is 20,000 euros for a maximum funding period until 31 December 2020. Personnel, material costs (including licence costs) and travel expenses are eligible. The necessity must be stated conclusively in the application. When calculating the personnel costs for the funding project, the DFG's current flat-rate personnel funding rates without increase for subsequent years must be used as a basis. Subcontracts and/or work contracts for external practice and/or project partners are possible as part of the application process.
Submission deadline is January 15, 2020. The funding period runs from March 1, 2020 to December 31 2020.
The application should include a short summary
of the planned course, general information, a
description of the project content and the financing plan.
Description of the project
- A brief summary (in particular, whether the finished product complements Blended Learning or is a stand-alone offering).
- Learning and qualification objectives (Which competences should be taught to students? How is the acquisition of competences ensured/checked?)
- Content of the teaching/learning programme (detailed structure and description of content)
- Media didactic concept (Which media should be used? Detailed description of how the learning offer/course should be structured.)
- Work packages including milestone planning.
Further Information is available in the offical funding declaration (german).
Contact the digLL-Website for general information and contact person (englisch).
From now on, the newsletter of the Kompetenzteam Digitale Lehre (English translation: Competence Team Digital Teaching) informs you about all news and information on digitally supported teaching at JLU during a pandemic.
In the context of the new hybrid semester concept of the Ministry of Science and Art (HMWK) for the coming winter semester 2020/21, the KDL would like to support you in designing digital learning supported teaching and inform you about new consulting services/formats, funding or changes of functions, tools and software used at JLU every 3 to 6 weeks.
KDL-Newsletter 2020/2 is available here.
TEFLhybrid@JLU (TEFL = Teaching English as a Foreign Language; JLU = Justus Liebig University) is a newly developed course format that combines place-based, face-to-face instruction (f2f) in the classroom with more exploratory, collaborative, and increasingly self-regulated learning in virtual space (online). Within this format, all interaction takes place in the English language. ‘Hybrid learning’ implies a functional combination of various approaches and media.
With support from "Einstieg mit Erfolg 2020" (sub-project "Expansion of e-learning offerings"), a new hybrid course format was tested at the Chair of English Didactics at the Institute of English Studies at Justus Liebig University in the summer term of 2019. TEFL Hybrid Learning (TEFL - Teaching English as a Foreign Language) focuses on systematically linking various media, methods and approaches, such as guided learning in class (offline) with independent learning in virtual space (online), i.e. individual and collaborative learning phases, print media and digital media, instruction and exploration, theory and practice.In an interview, Professor Dr Jürgen Kurtz reports on his experiences with the implementation of the new event and gives tips on what teachers who also want to convert their concept to a hybrid format should bear in mind.
(v.l.) Eileen Gebhardt, Dr. Leo Will, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kurtz, Frauke Peter, Nadine Traughber, Anne Traub, Dr. Lambrini Loumbourdi, Quelle: https://www.uni-giessen.de/faculties/f05/engl/tefl/teflhybrid/team (Aufruf: November 19, 2019).
- Further Information about TEFLhybrid@JLU
- The whole interview with Professor Dr Jürgen Kurtz (in german) ist available at eStories: Logbuch zum Einsatz digitaler Medien in der Lehre about "Hybrid Learning - Erfahrungbericht aus dem Projekt 'TEFLhybrid@JLU'"
The Lehre 4.0 website is finally online !
Take a look around and get an impression of the project "Lehre 4.0 - E-Learning für den wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs".
Find out about current offers at JLU or browse through the to get an impression of JLU's competencies in the area of "E-Learning in der Hochschullehre".
The E-Learning Map offers interesting information about the topic „E-Learning in der Hochschullehre“. In addition to the basics, you will find an overview of the most important e-learning tools and methods at JLU Giessen - arranged according to their use before, during and after the event. Under „weitere Informationen“, the site also offers an overview of overarching topics, such as the didactic design of e-learning scenarios, legal issues, media technology and media production. The map is constantly growing with the project and is continuously filled with new content and information.
Are you interested in the people behind the project? Just take a look at the "About us" page and get to know the team, the steering group and the project better. There you will also find the detailed supply and demand analysis report (in german).
You are missing something or have ideas, criticism or suggestions for us? Then use our feedback button on the right navigation bar!
And now have fun browsing and exploring!
The Lehre 4.0 project team