State Funding for E-Learning Formats
State Secretary Dr. Dirk Günnewig hands over funding certificates to RWTH projects amounting to around 1.3 million euros.
In order to expand upon the current progress in digital teaching at universities in a sustainable and quality-assured manner, the Ministry of Culture and Science, together with the Digital University NRW, is funding a total of 18 concepts for digital teaching and learning formats with more than ten million euros for the second time in the "OERContent.nrw" funding line. The successful applications, in which at least three universities collaborate on e-learning formats, will be funded with up to 1.5 million euros. The projects will start from April 2022, and the universities will have a total of two years to complete the projects.
We are pleased to announce the following approved application:
- FAIBLE: Didactics of Computer Science in Building Blocks for Teaching – RWTH's Learning Technologies Research Group in collaboration with the universities of Bonn, Münster, Paderborn, Oldenburg, Dresden, and Duisburg-Essen
OERContent.nrw is the largest funding source in Germany for open educational resources. Both teachers and students can benefit from the online course offerings, as they will be made freely available on the ORCA.nrw website. The website offers instructors the opportunity to share free educational resources with each other. Students are encouraged to use these high-quality online resources for self-study purposes.
State Secretary Dr. Dirk Günnewig (2nd from left) hands over funding certificates for digital teaching and learning formats - on his left Professor Ulrik Schroeder, on his right Professor Aloys Krieg, Vice-Rector for Teaching and Learning at RWTH, Professor Lars Blank and Dr. Tim Clarner.