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Press Release 114/2015

Digital Trends 2025 – Developments of Academic Education

Symposium on October 15 on Digitization at Universities
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Digital environments for learning and teaching at universities are covered by a symposium organized by KIT’s Center for Technology-Enhanced Learning. (Photo: Harry Marx)

Universities in Germany increasingly use digital applications in their study programs. Such applications include video-based teaching formats combining short movies with student forums on the internet on e.g. procrastination or for preparing for studies of mathematics at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). In addition, learning and learner data may help adapt such applications specifically to the students’ usage habits and support the learning process. Such aspects are presently covered by the study “Mediale Hochschulperspektive 2020 in Baden-Württemberg” (perspectives of media usage by universities in Baden-Württemberg for 2020) of KIT and the University of Stuttgart. The symposium “Digital Trends 2025 - Developments of Academic Education” (in German only) on October 15 at KIT will present first results and focus on possibilities of digitization in academic education.

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Being „The Research University in the Helmholtz Association“, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility and information. For this, about 9,300 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 25,100 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life.

pe/le, 07.10.2015

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