Teaching in winter term 2020_21

Digital Teaching and Learning Culture

In order to make joint teaching and learning in digital or hybrid settings as productive, transparent and fair as possible, the following recommendations have been developed in the participation of teachers, students (AStA and STuPa) as well as deans, deans of studies, the executive committee, the teaching service and other colleagues. They are not legally binding, but should rather serve as a guideline for good cooperation between teachers and students, although they still have to be specified in the respective courses. Furthermore, the contents are only to be understood as a snapshot and are to be subject to continuous, reflected further development.

Recommendations for an Open and Fair Digital Teaching and Learning Culture

Annexes from the Examination Regulations

Sars-Cov-2 Hygiene Directive

For the rules of distance and thus also for the maximum number of participants in the room, the hygiene regulations, as approved by the Presidium on 27 May 2020 is decisive. It also gives numerous hints regarding room ventilation, cleaning and other protective measures. Please visit the Guideline for the protection of members and guests of the Leuphana University of Lüneburg from Sars-Cov-2 infections and for the fight against the pandemic (only available in German, VPN required).

Guide Lines for MyStudy

In order for students to be able to plan their semester well, they require information on how their courses will take place. Therefore, all lecturers are requested to provide appropriate information on the planned format of the courses in the myStudy course descriptions. The guide for completing the myStudy course descriptions may be useful for this.

Teaching Design

Starting Points

In the following you will find some ideas that may be helpful in the concrete design of your learning-teaching settings and the selection of the course format.

  • What are the learning objectives of the course? Which competences should your students acquire or deepen?
  • In which way should students acquire knowledge and competences and which learning settings support them in doing so?
  • Which technical methods can be used in a didactically meaningful way to convey content and meet the learning needs of the students?
  • For which elements is presence on campus indispensable and at which points can digital scenarios support your students learning?
  • With hybrid teaching: How do you enable a rotating presence? How do you give the same attention to those students present and those connected online?
  • In what way can asynchronous forms of teaching and knowledge transfer support synchronous teaching didactically?

Learning as Cooperation

Learning is - as many students and teachers experienced and missed in the past semester - also a social matter. But which collaborative and cooperative forms of learning are useful for online and hybrid teaching?
The navigator Learning and Working collaboratively in Online Environments (only available in German) provides valuable suggestions for tools and for suitable collaborative and cooperative learning activities.

Transparency and Communication

Experiences from the digital summer semester have shown that 

  •      a binding and transparent teaching organisation,
  •      the communication between teachers and students and between students
  •      the interaction and group processes and
  •      a continuous feedback

have special importance. This applies to online teaching, and is expected to become even more important for mixed formats such as hybrid teaching. It can therefore be helpful to develop ideas for the relationship between you as a teacher and your students as early as the course planning stage, in addition to technical and methodological questions.

Latest Information

Current and basic information on the start of the semester, examinations and teaching activities were and are communicated via the central distribution lists and can be accessed here at any time.

Service & Support

Do you have questions about the implementation of hybrid or digital teaching-learning formats? Whether they are of a more technical or didactic nature; the Support Team Digital Teaching will be pleased to assist you. Please send your questions to digi-support@leuphana.de.

Information especially for students concerning hybrid and digital teaching or the use of online tools can be found on the website for Student Digi-Support. In addition, the Student Digi-Support Team is happy to answer individual questions via stud.digi-support@leuphana.de.