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Team Hochschuldidaktik
    Digitalizing Learning

    Digitalizing Learning

        

    DigitalizationNOW - The RWU University Didactics' Digitalization Initiative

    The University Didactics team is helping and supporting lecturers who want to digitalize their courses in light of the current situation. We are now offering the following services:

    • Get information about e-learning tools in our "DigitalizationNOW" Moodle course.
    • New webinars every week - see Moodle or visit "Events" for more information.
    • The University Didactics team works from home as much as possible in accordance with COVID-19 recommended guidelines. The best way to get in touch is by emailing us at  elearning@rwu.de
    • To make life easier for lecturers, we also provide information about e-learning tools to students - that way professors don't have to teach something that they are only just becoming familiar with themselves. Information for students-  (German) or (English)                    

     

    We will also continue our other ongoing projects: Talentwecker (Talent-waker), T.E.A. House, and Talentscanner. You will soon be able to learn more on this page about how these projects will proceed.

     

    Link zum Moodle Kurs mit Informationen zu E-LearningTools

     

    Anmeldung zu Webinaren

     

     

     

     

    News

    Corona Was geht - Digitale Lehre

    Corona - What's up

    Studying in times of Corona

    The RWU does not stand still. In many places, solutions are being worked on with commitment and creativity right now. - University didactics is working hard on digital solutions for teaching.

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    Mission Statement Teaching & Learning

    Preamble

    We offer both bachelor's and master's degrees. These programs are grounded in scientific principles. Teaching and learning at RWU is based on modern didactic methods.

    A defining characteristic of our university is the emphasis on applied learning. The central role played by the internship semester as well as projects and final theses oriented towards practical problem solving are just some of the manifestations of this emphasis. Our master's programs also prepare students to be independent learners and to pursue a doctorate degree.

    Our mission statement, "Good Teaching and Learning" serves to support RWU's broader institutional goals. "Good Teaching and Learning" reflects how we see ourselves and our role within the larger mission of the university.

    Code of Conduct

    • Teachers and students know that they are both responsible for successful learning.
    • We value and respect our students as responsible individuals and seek to engage in a constructive dialogue with them.
    • We keep our courses up to date through constant interaction between colleagues, companies, and community organizations, as well as through continuing education. We exchange information on an interdisciplinary basis.
    • We structure the content of the courses around both the interests of our students and the relevant research questions of our day.
    • We help our students to engage in research-based learning and foster personal initiative.
    • We offer a variety of teaching and learning methods. The personality, prior knowledge, motivatio,n and home environment of the learners are taken into account.
    • We believe that it is very important to mentor every student as an individual. We promote students' strengths as well as their growth both in and across disciplines.

    Goals

    • Our degree programs are designed in such a way that graduates acquire the professional skills that will make them attractive on the job market.
    • The university places a special emphasis on the ability to engage in lifelong learning, including acquiring, organizing, and integrating new knowledge.
    • The university makes a significant contribution to the development of the students' character. Our graduates are qualified beyond their own narrow field of expertise. They are able to critically assess situations and take an active role in societal development.
    • Our degree programs and course designs support students in acquiring intercultural skills and prepare them for work in an international environment.
    • The university offers students the opportunity to design their own individualized courses of study.
    • Appropriate forms of examination are used to assess the knowledge, skills, and competencies which are gained.
    Didaktik gesamt
    Talentscanner

    Free 14-Day Trial Study Course

    Talentscanner - an alternative way to earn admittance to RWU.

    Show us what you're made of! We're looking for people who are passionate and committed to their field!

    Find out more about the Social Work and Mechanical Engineering trial study courses. (See below for more details)
     

    Übersicht Talentscanner Maschinenbau

    TALENTSCANNER Starts for Mechanical Engineering on August 3rd, 2020

    Talentscanner starts for the first time for Mechanical Engineering on August 3rd. Join in and get a taste for the mechanical engineering, automotive engineering, as well as energy and environmental technology degree programs.

    Those who successfully complete the trial study course (max. 80 hours) automatically receive grade bonuses for their first semesters.

     

    Sign up today! Simply write a short email to: talentscanner@rwu.de

    Talentscanner Übersicht

    Sign up now!

    To receive updates:

    Simply send a short email to: talentscanner@rwu.de

    Include the degree program in which you're interested in the subject line, for example:
    "Talentscanner Social Work" or "Talentscanner Mechanical Engineering"

     

     

    Talentscanner Soziale Arbeit Handlungsfelder

    Social Work

    Representative scenarios and role plays will be used to demonstrate the fundamentals of social work in microcosm over the course of the first week. Among other things you will examine the various spheres of activity and challenges which confront the troubled virtual community of "Hasenfeld".

    By the second week you should be well prepared to take on your first case. Sergej lives in Hasenfeld and has all kinds of problems. Get to know Sergej in an interactive video and try to come up with solutions based upon the principles you've learned.

    Meet online with your fellow students to develop a plan to help Sergei, and also to tackle the problems of the neighborhood. (Not yet possible in the trial version of the course)

    Watch a short video about Hasenfeld here: https://www.rwu.de/media/2554

     

    Talentscanner Maschinenbau Longboard

    Mechanical Engineering

    In the first week you will get an overview of the mechanical engineering degree program. Short sessions filed with fun games and interactive activities will help you learn the basics of design, material science, and other topics.

    In the second week you will be able to apply this knowledge when you start your first group project- developing your own E-Longboard.

    InnovationHub
    Kreativ Raum
    Quelle: www.system180.com/design-thinking-line

     

    • The InnovationHub is now open in room H 039/2
    • It is a space for collaborative projects, agile methodologies (e.g. scrum), and creative work
    • Conceptualize and develop ideas as a team and build prototypes
    • Equipment: Standing desks, mobile whiteboards, materials for visualizing and prototyping (complete list of materials)
    • Can be reserved for courses, meetings, or student work groups among others

    Our Services

    • Teaching, training, and coaching on how to find the right methodology
    • Individualized workshops for your team or student work group
    • Introduction to the room | further coaching and support in the room are also possible
    • Tips, tricks, and information to help select the right methodology at the MethodBar
    • Do you need additional materials? Maybe we can get them for you.

    University Didactics Projects

    Three University Didactics projects are currently being funded by the Baden-Württemberg State Ministry of Sciences, Research, and the Arts' Successful Study Fund (FESt-BW): 

    T.E.A. House:

    • We help teachers to integrate inter-faculty project work into their curriculum
    • As a central hub for project-oriented teaching, we stimulate exchange between teachers
    • We provide help with preparation and development as well as information related to experiences and methods pertaining to project-oriented teaching

     

    Talentwecker (Talent-waker)

    • Project-oriented teaching for first-year students
    • International tandems for Electrical Engineering students: international students in their fourth semester work together on a project with third-semester German students
    • Semester 1B in Mechanical Engineering: Project work with external partners so that students understand what it means to be an engineer.
    • Projects and portfolios link modules across semesters at the Faculty for Technology and Management
    • Making student data usable and assessing project-oriented teaching

     

    Talentscanner

    Talentscanner is an alternative admissions process by which potential students can demonstrate their academic abilities during an online trial study course

    • Mechanical Engineering: Discover a passion for mechanical engineering with the help of illuminating examples
    • Social Work: Become familiar with social work through individual scenarios and collaborative case study analyses

     

    The InnovationHub and University Didactics projects are funded by

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    E-Learning

    We are happy to answer all of your questions surrounding e-learning, whether it is how to use Moodle, smartphone activation methods, or conducting webinars.

    You can also find various e-learning methods in the Methods Bar.

     

    Recording Lectures

    We can also help you to record your courses:

    • Camtasia screencasts or split screen recordings with an additional video camera
    • We have lots of equipment on hand
    • We can do the recording for you
    • We can also advise you on didactical questions

    The recordings we create together can be perfect for a variety of teaching techniques including just-in-time teaching, flipped classrooms, or video coaching.

     

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    Mahara - electronic portfolio pilot program

    Mahara Logo

    Not yet available for general use, but interested teachers may ask to join the pilot program: 

    Mahara - the open source modular ePortfolio system. 

    Students (and others) can create simple webpages and manage individualized access to them. The online software is designed to help users create portfolios, i.e. collect and reflect upon digital or digitized artifacts, including checklists, plans, journal entries, images, PDFs, texts, etc. External sources can also be integrated into the ePortfolio very easily. 

    Click here for an introduction    |    A Mahara page about Mahara

     

    Methodenbar

    {UNFORTUNATELY the Methods Bar is offline at the moment. We are working as hard as we can to get it back up}

    You can find methods for every type of situation in our METHODS-BAR wiki. You are also welcome to add your own experiences, favorite methods, or feedback to the Methods Bar.

    https://hochschuldidaktikwiki.hs-weingarten.de/hochschuldidaktikwiki/index.php/Hauptseite

    Contact & People

    General contact details

    Opening hours Monday from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M.
    Phone
    Email martin.preussentanz@rwu.de
    Room H039/1
    On campus
    Building H, Main building
    Doggenriedstraße
    88250 Weingarten
    Germany
    Postal address RWU Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten
    University of Applied Sciences
    University Didactics
    P.O. Box 30 22
    88216 Weingarten
    Germany

    Vice-Rector for Student Affairs, Teaching and Quality Management

    Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Heidi Reichle

    Prorektorin für Didaktik, Digitalisierung und Hochschulkommunikation
    Focus:
    Strategie & Controlling, Bilanzrecht & Reporting, Unternehmens- und IT-Recht, Finanzmanagement, Innovative Geschäftsmodelle, Marketing und International Economics
    Heidi Reichle

    University Didactics Senate Representative

    Prof. Dr. Jörg Wendorff

    Dekan, Senatsbeauftragter für Hochschuldidaktik, Leitung DRK-First Responder der RWU und PH, Südamerika-Beauftragter
    Focus:
    Angewandte Psychologie (B.A.), Soziale Arbeit (B.A.), MSG (M.A.)
    Jörg Wendorff

    University Didactics Advisors

    Martin Preußentanz M.A.

    E-Learning-Beauftragter, Resident des InnovationHub sowie Referent für Hochschuldidaktik & Projektkoordination
    Martin Preußentanz

    Jochen T. Weißenrieder M.A.

    Referent für Hochschuldidaktik & Projektkoordination
    Focus:
    Resident des InnovationHub
    Jochen T. Weißenrieder

    Franziska Preiß M.A.

    Residentin des InnovationHub sowie Referentin für Lehr- & Lernforschung
    Franziska Preiß

    University Didactics Academic Staff

    Ilona Frey MBA

    Focus:
    Mediendidaktik, Medienproduktion & E-Learning
    Ilona Frey

    Dipl.Sozpäd.(FH) Markus Rossa Soc.Sci.(Univ)

    Focus:
    Akademischer Mitarbeiter im Projekt Talentscanner, Prorektorat für Studium, Didaktik & Qualitätsmanagement
    Markus Rossa

    University Didactics Academic Staff - T Faculty

    Irena Schreyer M.Sc.

    Akademische Mitarbeiterin Fakultät Technologie und Management
    Irena Schreyer

    University Didactics Academic Staff - S Faculty

    Robert Gaissmaier M.A.

    Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter Fakultät S, Studiengangs-Koordination Angewandte Gesundheitswissenschaften (Master), Korrespondent des InnovationHub für Fakultät S und Mitglied des Fakultätsrates
    Robert Gaissmaier