Review and Documentation of the Conference

While the digital revolution continues to drive technological innovation forward, our commitment to being a forward-thinking international research university continues to push our research endeavours to the cutting-edge of science. Our students and early career researchers are keeping pace with this revolution and are equipping themselves with the latest smartphones, tablets, drones and other devices. It is, in turn, our responsibility - as a public institution of higher education - to keep up with their expectations and needs and thereby ensure that our teaching, our research as well as our learning infrastructure and methods are state-of-the-art.
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult Ulrich Rüdiger, Rector, University of Konstanz

Background of the conference

With this event, the University of Konstanz intended to set in motion a drive towards an enhanced and effective digitalisation, one that is characterised by structural diversity in its didactic concepts while taking relevant scientific methods, procedures and theories into consideration.  Our invited experts provided scientific issues related to the digitalisation of teaching as well as presentations on best-practices of technology based teaching and learning and agreed upon three pillars towards successful implementation: empower, enable and equip!

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Speakers & Presentations

Programme Brochure

Abstracts, bios and contacts of our invited speakers

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A system for the automatic simultaneous translation of lectures

Dr. Sebastian Stüker, Karlsruhe Insitute of Technology

The KIT lecture translator is a real-time automatic speech translation system for
university lectures that can interpret several lectures in parallel.  In addition the system offers an archive of recorded lectures that shows transcriptions and translations of the videos as subtitles and allows the user to search the transcript, the translation and the slides of the lectures.

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Engaged teaching and learning for a technology-savvy generation

Dr. LIM Lai Cheng, Singapore Management University

What do the Gen Zs say they want? In this talk, Dr Lim will draw on her own
research findings to show how technology is able to radically transform the
learning experience.

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Don’t call it E-Learning. Theories, strategies and services for digital media in teaching and learning

Dr. Andreas Weich, TU Braunschweig

Media technologies are a constitutive element of teaching and learning and therefore of the university as well. Universities are first and foremost an arrangement of media constellations – in terms of producing and distributing research resources as well as in terms of teaching and learning or even administration.

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Towards a methodological approach for designing learning environments: focus on task design

Prof. Dr. Jozef Colpaert, Universiteit Antwerpen

The author will start with seven rather provocative statements on the use of technology
in (higher) education. He will then present Educational Engineering (EE) as a new way of designing education that better fits criteria based on his own experience,
worldwide practice and theory.

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MOOCs at EPFL: lessons learned and future directions

Dr. Patrick Jermann, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne

The Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne was among the first universities
to join the MOOC movement in 2012. Since then, the school produced more than
80 courses that generated 2 million registrations from all countries in the world.
More than 100’000 students successfully completed an online course.

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Online and blended learning for distance students: examples and lessons learned

Dr. Daniëlle Verstegen, Universiteit Maastricht

Maastricht University has a strong history in Problem-Based Learning (PBL). PBL
has shown to be effective when students are on-campus and study full-time, but
how do we cater for master-level or post-academic students who are working
professionals and live far away?

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Digitizing teaching and learning – Technology enhanced learning in SMU

Bernie Koh, Singapore Management University

Bernie Koh from the Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) at the Singapore Management University will talk about Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) and share some TEL projects developed by CTE that support personalized, collaborative and experiential learning.

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Digitization in the workplace and its risky chances

Assoc-Prof. Mag. Dr. Caroline Roth-Ebner, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt

The talk will address the process of digitization in the world of work with a focus
on office respectively knowledge work. These kinds of work are primarily moulded
by information and communication activities which are, to a great extent, performed
with digital media.

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Digitalization in higher education: Lessons learned and critical reflection

Prof. (HSG) Dr. Sascha Spoun, President, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg

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Tools and Software


The KIT Lecture Translator


Mentimeter

Designing interactive presentations


Kahoot

A game-based software to be used in teaching, learning settings


Selected Concepts


The EU Digital Competence Framework 2.0 (DigComp)

Elaborated and published by the European Commission read more

See also the free online Self Diagnosis Tool

Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)

Is a concept for teaching methods first developed in 2004 by the State University of New York which led to the foundation of the SUNY Center for Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL).

COIL aims at developing collaborative teaching and learning formats to foster interinstitutional and interdisciplinary collaboration and to increase international participation of students and teachers from partner institutions by using technology in a broad sense. The underlying concept for the team teaching and collaborative learning formats is based on a content driven approach to enhancing curricula. “The key thing to consider is not whether your discipline or even your course has an internationally-focused curriculum. Instead consider does your course have content that lends itself well to students working collaboratively in international groups. If so, the intercultural experiences can thus become an overlay to the existing course syllabus.” (http://coil.suny.edu/page/course-models)

Learn more about the project

Organising Joint Conferences, Talks and Video Conferences


WebEx (used by Bernie Koh for his web contribution)


Adobe Connect (used by Dr. Andreas Weich for his web contribution)


Selected projects at Konstanz

iScience

Research Methods, Assessment, and iScience at the University of Konstanz

See the website: http://iscience.uni-konstanz.de/en/team/reips/

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Konstanz Augmeted Classroom

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Game Studies

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Digital competences in public administration

Prof. Dr. Ines Mergel

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Digital tranformation in public administration

Prof. Dr. Ines Mergel

Download her poster on: Digital transformation in public administration (German)

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Digitally enhanced learning and teaching

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See their website: www.uni-konstanz.de/asd/angebote/e-learning/

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Digitally enhanced learning and teaching

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See their website: www.kim.uni-konstanz.de/en/services/https://www.kim.uni-konstanz.de/services/forschen-und-lehren/

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Digitally enhanced learning and teaching in Konstanz

Support, tools, labs and facilities


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