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Case Study 1: Using Widget Bundles for Formal Learning in Higher Education

  • Formal learning in higher education creates its own challenges for didactics, teaching, technology, and organization. The growing need for well-educated employees requires new ideas and tools in education. Within the ROLE project, three personal learning environments based on ROLE technology were used to accompany “traditional” teaching and learning activities at universities. The test beds at the RWTH Aachen University in Germany, the School of Continuing Education of Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, and the Uppsala University in Sweden differ in learning culture, the number of students and their individual background, synchronous versus distant learning, etc. The big range of test beds underlines the flexibility of ROLE technology. For each test bed, the learning scenario is presented and analyzed as well as the particular ROLE learning environment. The evaluation methods are described and the research results discussed in detail. The learned lessons provide an easy way to benefit from the ROLE research work which demonstrates the potential for new ideas based on flexible e-learning concepts and tools in “traditional” education.

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Author:Helmut Vieritz, Bodo von der Heiden, Hans-Christian Schmitz, Carsten Ullrich, Ruimin Shen, Kerstin Borau, Erik Isaksson, Matthias Palmér, Thomas Lind, Mikael Laaksoharju
Parent Title (English):Responsive Open Learning Environments: Outcomes of Research from the ROLE Project
Place of publication:Heidelberg
Editor:Sylvana Kroop, Alexander Mikroyannidis, Martin Wolpers
Document Type:Part of a Book
Year of first Publication:2015
Date of Publication (online):2015/01/19
Tag:Blended learning; Distance learning; Formal learning; Higher education; Personal Learning Environment; Widget bundle
GND Keyword:Fernunterricht; Hochschulbildung; Lernen; integriertes Lernen
First Page:79
Last Page:113
DDC classes:300 Sozialwissenschaften / 370 Erziehung, Schul- und Bildungswesen
Open Access?:ja
Leibniz-Classification:Erziehung, Schul- und Bildungswesen
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt