Digitalization Strategy for Teaching

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Heribert Nacken

Rector's Delegate for BL&ETS 2018-2023

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+49 241 80 25273

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Colette Knight

BL&ETS 2018-2023 Coordinator

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+49 241 80 25297

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2nd Phase 2018 to 2023

Between 2014 and 2017, that is in the first phase of the digitalization strategy for teaching, the Rector’s Office’s provided funds for the faculties to experiment with innovative teaching, learning, and assessment formats. Additional human and financial resources were granted in order to expand the offer of central service units, which support instructors in the integration of technologies and media in their courses. The faculties were given free rein to decide which formats and methods they prefer to apply in their respective subject areas.

This process created a culture of empowerment in which the faculties were motivated to try out diverse digital technologies in teaching and learning.

This approach is referred to as the “Aachen Way:” the Rector’s Office enables the faculties to enter a transformation process by giving them general guidelines; the faculties and departments actively embrace these opportunities, tweak them to meet the specific needs of their subject areas and finally implement them.

The activities in the first phase were so successful that RWTH is currently seen as a national leader in the development and implementation of a digitalization strategy in higher education. This leadership position was recently acknowledged when the university received the first ever Genius Loci Award for teaching excellence in 2017.

The overarching goal of the second phase of the digitalization strategy is the establishment of ideal and sustainable conditions for excellent teaching and learning at RWTH. The full spectrum of didactically sound and appropriate blended learning formats will be fostered in all RWTH faculties.

The Blended Learning and ETS 2018 -2023 Steering Group
Prof. Aloys Krieg Vice-Rector for Teaching
Prof. Heribert Nacken Rector's Delegate for Blended Learning and ETS
Dipl.-Kff. Claudia Römisch Head of DIvision 6.2 - Teaching
Dr. (USA) Colette Knight Coordinator of Blended Learning & ETS 2018-2023
Prof. Martin Baumann Faculty of Medicine
Prof. André Bardow Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Prof. Jakob Beetz Faculty of Architecture
Prof. Erhard Cramer Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Natural Sciences
Prof. Ulrich Epple Faculty of Georesources and Materials Engineering
Prof. Lutz Feld Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Natural Sciences
Dipl.-Ing. Marius Jünemann Faculty of Civil Engineering
Dr. rer.pol. Holger Ketteniß School of Business and Economics
Prof. Matthias Müller Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Natural Sciences
Aline Nüttgens AStA Speaker
Jannis Koesling AStA Chair
Dr.-Ing. Dieter Veit Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Dr. phil. Christoph Wenzel Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Dr.-Ing. Mathias Wien Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Anika Otert-Enning Student Group Speaker in the Senate
 
 

Blended Learning Coordination in the Faculties

Within the framework of the Blended Learning & ETS 2014-2017 project the faculties and departments have each named a qualified contact person, who offer you faculty- and subject-specific information and advising on all questions related to Blended Learning.

 
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At Talk Lehre 2014, Prof. Nacken, Rectorate's Delegate for Blended Learning and ETS presented the project's direction, motivation, and goals to guests.
 

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