Digital teaching in times of the Corona crisis

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The Institute for Innovation in Learning (ILI) at FAU as an example of best practice

Classroom teaching at German universities is currently suspended due to the corona crisis. It is unclear whether it can be resumed at the start of lectures on 20 April – alternatives must be prepared. The FAU has therefore set up a new programme to support FAU teachers with the Institut für Lern-Innovation (ILI) FAU to quickly convert courses into a digital format. This is supported by the Fortbildungszentrum Hochschullehre (FBZHL) and by the Regionalen Rechenzentrum Erlangen (RRZE), both FAU institutions. That the ILI is a competent contact point for this is shown by the award of the Hochschulforum Digitalisierung: Only recently the ILI was awarded as Best Practice.

On the website the ILI has compiled information and tutorials – from live webinars to audio or video recordings to online courses. In addition, FAU teachers can network and exchange information in forums. In addition, the ILI offers advice and thus provides help for self-help.

“The programme is well received. In just over a week, over 150 applications have reached us. In the coming week we will have counselling sessions”, says Sónia Hetzner from ILI. Since Wednesday, more online courses have also been offered on the website so that lecturers can quickly and easily further their education and gain more know-how on digital teaching. “We are also planning national and Europe-wide cooperation with other universities in order to exchange existing offers and concepts”, explains Hetzner. read more…