Digitalization Strategy for Teaching
2nd Phase 2018 to 2023
Between 2014 and 2017, that is in the first phase of the digitalization strategy for teaching, the Rector’s Office’s provided funds for the faculties to experiment with innovative teaching, learning, and assessment formats. Additional human and financial resources were granted in order to expand the offer of central service units, which support instructors in the integration of technologies and media in their courses. The faculties were given free rein to decide which formats and methods they prefer to apply in their respective subject areas.
This process created a culture of empowerment in which the faculties were motivated to try out diverse digital technologies in teaching and learning.
This approach is referred to as the “Aachen Way:” the Rector’s Office enables the faculties to enter a transformation process by giving them general guidelines; the faculties and departments actively embrace these opportunities, tweak them to meet the specific needs of their subject areas and finally implement them.
The activities in the first phase were so successful that RWTH is currently seen as a national leader in the development and implementation of a digitalization strategy in higher education. This leadership position was recently acknowledged when the university received the first ever Genius Loci Award for teaching excellence in 2017.
The overarching goal of the second phase of the digitalization strategy is the establishment of ideal and sustainable conditions for excellent teaching and learning at RWTH. The full spectrum of didactically sound and appropriate blended learning formats will be fostered in all RWTH faculties.
|Prof. Aloys Krieg||Vice-Rector for Teaching|
|Prof. Heribert Nacken||Rector's Delegate for Blended Learning and ETS|
|Dipl.-Kff. Claudia Römisch||Head of DIvision 6.2 - Teaching|
|Dr. (USA) Colette Knight||Coordinator of Blended Learning & ETS 2018-2023|
|Prof. Martin Baumann||Faculty of Medicine|
|Prof. André Bardow||Faculty of Mechanical Engineering|
|Prof. Jakob Beetz||Faculty of Architecture|
|Prof. Erhard Cramer||Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Natural Sciences|
|Prof. Ulrich Epple||Faculty of Georesources and Materials Engineering|
|Prof. Lutz Feld||Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Natural Sciences|
|Dipl.-Ing. Marius Jünemann||Faculty of Civil Engineering|
|Dr. rer.pol. Holger Ketteniß||School of Business and Economics|
|Prof. Matthias Müller||Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Natural Sciences|
|Aline Nüttgens||AStA Speaker|
|Justus Schwarzott||AStA Chair|
|Dr.-Ing. Dieter Veit||Faculty of Mechanical Engineering|
|Dr. phil. Christoph Wenzel||Faculty of Arts and Humanities|
|Dr.-Ing. Mathias Wien||Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology|
|Anika Otert-Enning||Student Group Speaker in the Senate|
Blended Learning Coordination in the Faculties
Within the framework of the Blended Learning & ETS 2014-2017 project the faculties and departments have each named a qualified contact person, who offer you faculty- and subject-specific information and advising on all questions related to Blended Learning.