Regulars' E-Learning Table

Sharing Experiences and Networking

Find out all the news concerning e-learning at TU Darmstadt and which concepts, tools and methods are being used successfully in other departments.

Open format

The “Regulars' E-Learning Table” is an open format in which e-learning active and interested people from both the TU Darmstadt and other Hessian universities can participate (within the network HessenHub).

Some dates are also open to European colleagues from the UNITE context.

Our “Regulars' E-Learning Table” offers regular opportunities to share experiences and get inspirations for digital teaching.

Each meeting focuses on a specific topic related to digital teaching. One or more inputs are given by teachers, students or staff who report on their experiences or planned projects in this field. There is also sufficient time for questions and to share further experiences.

The Regulars' E-Learning Table currently takes place online.

Regular's E-Learning Table: Dates in summer semester 2022

3 – 4:30 p.m., Prof. Dr. André Seyfarth, Human Sciences

Blinks are short texts with max. 1000 characters and can be read in approx. 1 minute. In the lecture “Learning and Working Strategies" at the Department of Human Sciences, students formulate their weekly reflections on the contents of the lecture with the help of blinks.

In this Regulars' E-Learning Table, Prof. Seyfarth will present the teaching concept, the tools used, the potentials and added values.

3 – 4:30 p.m., Niklas Fix (Akamu), Marcel Nawrath (Yacht.Chat)

At this regulars' table, we will introduce you to two tools that were developed partly by students of the TU Darmstadt: Akamu and Yacht.Chat

Akamu – Never forget, always play

The vision of the Akamu university group is to use innovation and technology to encourage students to get involved with what they are learning – in a fun and accessible way. To do this, the team has developed an app that brings together the popularity of quiz apps and the accessibility of mobile apps with students' academic knowledge. In the Akamu game, students challenge each other in duels, answering questions on topics from past courses.

Supporting digital learning and collaborating with Yacht.Chat

With the help of www.yacht.chat, effective collaboration processes can also be designed virtually. In contrast to existing communication solutions, Yacht.chat allows each participant to move freely in a virtual room and adjust their speaking radius. Conversations can thus arise easily and adapt to the team dynamics – comparable to physical collaboration, such as in a group room. These spaces can serve as a supplement to physical classes for project work, exercises or office hours and facilitate a hybrid teaching model.

3 – 4:30 p.m., Dr. Guido Klees & Dr. Kirsten Santelmann, Biology

Virtualisation by means of 360° panoramic images has created a new approach for the school lab at the Department of Biology. Students have the opportunity to get to know the BioLernLab virtually before the actual lab day on site. The didactic approach chosen provides an exciting challenge: within the framework of an “Escape Game”, the students support a professor in the production of an important vaccine. Through integrated video sequences and various quizzes, they learn about the equipment and rules of conduct and can then use this knowledge in a targeted way during the lab day in presence.

At this regulars' table, Dr. Guido Klees & Dr. Kirsten Santelmann from the BioLernLabor of the TU Darmstadt will report on the idea and didactic concept development. In addition, Markus Weber from the E-learning group of the HDA will provide insights into the technical implementation of the 360° environment and media production.

3 – 4:30 p.m., Prof. Andy Schürr, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

In hybrid teaching settings, one part of the students attends the respective course on-site at the university, while the other part of the students attends online (e.g. from home). Depending on the character of the course, different scenarios are suitable. Online participation can take place synchronously or asynchronously. Online and face-to-face participation may be organised alternately. The implementation of hybrid teaching thus poses a variety of didactic and technical challenges for teachers and students, but at the same time offers new opportunities and flexible access.

At this Regular's E-Learning Table, Prof. Dr. Andy Schürr from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at TU Darmstadt will report on his experiences with the use of hybrid teaching concepts in the summer semester of 2022.

Further Opportunities for Sharing Experiences & Networking

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Lecturer Community in Moodle

The Moodle course “Lehrenden-Community” is accessible to all lecturers at TU Darmstadt. It offers up-to-date information on digital teaching at TU Darmstadt and opportunities for networking and sharing experiences across departments.

To the Moodle course "Lehrenden-Community"