Exchange in the Digital Summer Semester 2020

The conversion of teaching into digital formats in the Summer Semester 2020 means a major change for all lecturers. This comes along with challenges, but also opportunities and a lot of potential for creative ideas. Good teaching does not only depend on the individual and personal teaching competence; good teaching is a joint task that lives, among other things, from the collegial exchange of experiences.

In order to facilitate this exchange of experience and collegial support among teachers, the Leuphana Teaching Service has created the following formats or rooms for you:

  • 1. Discussion Forums for the "Digital Summer Semester"
  • 2. Open Learning Labs for online teaching

1. Discussion Forums for the "Digital Summer Semester"

In these discussion forums, you can exchange ideas on a collegial level on topics, questions, experiences, etc. related to the digital summer semester of 2020. If you click on the following link, you must first register on Moodle. Please use your myStudy username and password. You can access the forums here.

Another possibility for the exchange between colleagues and/or students, whether it is teaching related or within research groups, is Rocket.Chat. This Leuphana messanger service not only offers opportunities for protected, i.e. in contrast to other messangers, non-commercial ad hoc communication, but also enables the creation of a broader information platform (a public channel) on specific topics. An example is the channel "# #irgendwas_mit_Digitalisierung", which was initiated by the Kolleg:innen of the cooperation service and which you can subscribe to after logging in at Rocket.Chat. Here, interested parties exchange information and network on topics and projects of digitisation in teaching, research, transfer or administration. Further information and access to the Rocket.Chat of Leuphana can be found here.

2. Open Learning Labs for online teaching

The Learning Labs for online teaching are meeting rooms in Zoom, in which the teaching service offers courses on various topics. These include, for example, open consultation hours on specific tools, but formats such as webinars and moderated collegial exchange are also planned.

Open Zoom consultation our in the Learning Lab on "ZOOM". For teachers of Leuphana, Leuphana Teaching Service offers open consultation hours for questions about Zoom. The consultation hours takes place via Zoom in the meeting room "Learning Lab - Zoom". Teachers can join in at any time during the time slot listed below to ask their questions, which will then be answered in turn by the teacher. You are also welcome to join in without a question in order to learn from the questions and answers of the others. To take part in the consultation hours, please send an email to lehrservice@leuphana.de to receive the access data. The next open consultation hours will take place in these time slots: Wednesday, 4/8/20, 9.30-11.00 and Thursday, 4/9/20, 15.30-17.00.

Further Learning Labs are planned. As soon as offers are available, you will receive further information on this page.

Learning Labs on pedagogies and methods:

  • Design and implementation of digital lectures
  • Interaction and feedback on your digital course plannings - synchronous (simultaneous) and asynchronous (staggered)
  • Activation and maintaining attention in your digital seminar/ lecture
  • Collaborative work and group work in the digital course
  • (Student) presentations in the digital course

Learning Labs on digital tools, platforms and media production:

  • myStudy – Functionalities and didactic application possibilities
  • Moodle – Functionalities and didactic application possibilities
  • myPortfolio – Functionalities and didactic application possibilities
  • Zoom, GoToMeeting und RocketChat – Functionalities and didactic application possibilities
  • Videos und Screencasts – Production and didactic application possibilities
  • Audioaufnahmen und Podcasts – Production and didactic application possibilities
  • LehrWiki – Functionalities and didactic application possibilities
  • Etherpad – Functionalities and didactic application possibilities