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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