Michael Schäfer

Michael Schäfer
Hochschule Ruhr West · Informatik

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
FabLabs, Open Innovation, Co-Creation, Service-Learning, Digital Fabrication, Electronic Development, Embedded Systems, Physics

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Digital Innovation Environments (DIE) as an umbrella term for facilities such as FabLabs, Makerspaces and Innovation Laboratories are already well known in the private and academic sectors. We focus on exploring the business aspects of DIEs and their role in digital transformation and creation of new opportunities for companies to increase their kn...
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The goal of the present research is to develop a comprehensive Digital Transformation Competency Framework that considers the requirements of different hierarchical levels within companies in the Digital Transformation (DT). Therefore, it is necessary to identify and structure cognitive aspects as well as the affective competencies required for a s...
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The aim of this paper is to structure the diverse investigations into various Digitalized Innovation Environments (DIE) such as FabLabs, Makerspaces, and Innovation Laboratories and to identify the resulting potential for companies. In private and academic contexts, DIEs are already established as environments for fostering innovation and knowledge...
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The digital transformation poses great challenges for companies on numerous levels. It changes existing processes and the activities associated with them. In this paper, we analyse which activities take place within innovation processes in enterprises, taking into account new approaches such as open, user and digital innovation in the context of di...
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Controlling machine access in Fablabs and makerspaces is a crucial task. Different types of machines require different types of briefings. This is especially important to avoid damage and injury. Controlling access automatically is thereby desirable, as it is otherwise labor-intensive. Currently available software to organize Fablabs and makerspace...
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MINT-Lehre für die und mit der Generation Y bedeutet die Inte-gration neuer Wertvorstellungen. Diese Generation hinterfragt Leitprinzipien und bevorzugt sinnstiftende, verantwortungs-volle und anforderungsvielfältige Aufgaben (Parament, 2013). Gleichzeitig zeichnet sich in der Unternehmensperspektive eine Entwicklung ab, die unter anderem Nutzerzen...
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An Hochschulen und Universitäten hat sich eine Vielzahl unterschiedlicher Ansätze für Mathematik-Brückenkurse entwickelt. Im vorliegenden Artikel werden die Konzepte von drei Hochschulen aus Baden-Württemberg, Brandenburg und Nordrhein-Westfalen vorgestellt, die alle einen umfangreichen E-Learning-Anteil einschließen. Dies wird als eine Optimierung...
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In recent years, the development of smart and mobile devices gained more and more attention. Here, embedded systems provide a fast and convenient way for the implementation of new applications that allow for flexible and innovative interaction with our environment. Additionally, the development in the area of embedded systems does not only provide...
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The mathematical competence of first year students is an important success factor at least for technical studies. As a significant percentage of students do not have sufficient mathematical skills, universities often utilise blended learning courses to increase these skills prior to the start of studies. Due to the diversity of students and their e...
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In recent years, the number of users in social networking sites regularly increased. Especially younger people spend a tremendous time on social networking sites like Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, Google+ and many more. Since obviously this is the place on the World-Wide-Web where our students spent their spare time, we integrated social networking si...

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