Thomas Koehler

Thomas Koehler
Technische Universität Dresden | TUD · Institute of Vocational Education

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Introduction
Chair Educational Technology (TU Dresden Vocational Education Institute 2005), studied Physics, Psychology, Sociology @ FSU Jena & Swarthmore College, Ph.D. Communications Psychology (FSU Jena 1999), Facultas Docendi Learning-Teaching Research & Multimedia Learning (Uni Potsdam 2006) -- Director CODIP Center for Open Digital Innovation and Participation, Chairman GMW Society of Media in Science, Board LFV-OS Leibniz Research Alliance Open Science -- www.tu-dresden.de/codip
Additional affiliations
March 2010 - April 2021
Dresden International University
Position
  • Docent Media Communication
Description
  • Master Programme Human Communication, Psychology and Management + Master Programme Occupational Safety
November 2005 - present
Technische Universität Dresden
Position
  • Professor (Full)
December 2002 - November 2005
Universität Potsdam
Position
  • Professor
Education
September 1993 - July 1995
Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Field of study
  • Sociology
January 1993 - June 1993
Swarthmore College
Field of study
  • Psychology
September 1990 - December 1994
Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Field of study
  • Psychology

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Publications (254)
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ICL2021 was the 24th edition of the International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning and the 50th edition of the IGIP International Conference on Engineering Pedagogy. This interdisciplinary conference aims to focus on the exchange of relevant trends and research results as well as the presentation of practical experiences in Interact...
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ICL2021 was the 24th edition of the International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning and the 50th edition of the IGIP International Conference on Engineering Pedagogy. This interdisciplinary conference aims to focus on the exchange of relevant trends and research results as well as the presentation of practical experiences in Interact...
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Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Thailand is familiarized with education quality assurance both being internal assessment and external assessment. They are accountable for quality assurance of the colleges. It is possible that many institutions and their internal organizations possess higher standard and can be developed into b...
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The case study of the Excellence Project under the main supervision and co-operation of the German-Thai Chamber of Commerce and German International Cooperation under the project title German-Thai Dual Excellence Education (GTDEE) will be selected. It is generally acknowledged that Thailand is trying to adopt the dual system of education, which is...
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The dual system of vocational education and training in Germany is characterized by the cooperation between different educational institutions as vocational schools and companies. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), e.g. digital report portfolios, are used to organize and strengthen the cooperation between those involved in vocational...
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The pandemic has given a huge boost to digitisation in business, science, education, private networks and public institutions, highlighting innovative ideas as well as vulnerabilities in equal measure. Since 2020, our lives and work have been transformed into a hybrid socio-technical reality based on digital communication and collaboration. Partici...
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The purpose of the study reported in this article was to investigate the contribution of engaging in an online Teacher Professional Development (oTPD) course to improving different facets of English as Foreign Language (EFL) teachers’ Professional Development (PD). To this end, ten EFL teachers of a language institute participated in the study to b...
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[Source] www.waxmann.com/buch4364 [EN] Which types of media are most suitable for self-directed learning? Numerous scientific analyses have addressed this question both before and, in particular, since the beginning of the ongoing digital transformation. In order to answer this question in a comprehensive manner, the present article first provides...
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[Source] www.waxmann.com/buch4364 [EN] The digital transformation is putting self-directed learning back into the spotlight. It is thereby not changing fundamentally, but receives a lot of new impetus as well as a strengthening of importance. The present handbook provides a clear and well-structured insight into this complex and promising way of le...
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This study aimed to measure the validity and reliability of the questionnaire in the context of scientific research on the cooperation of vocational high schools and industry for example in the field of Hotel management. Participants (n=20) were teachers of Vocational High Schools and Trainers of Hotels. This is a quantitative study. The validity t...
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How does using video technology influence the emotional experience of communication in psychological counselling? In this paper, the experience of emotion—as an essential factor in the communication between counsellor and client—is systematically compared for face-to-face and video formats. It is suggested that the research methodology for studying...
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The questions of whether and how doctoral students are motivated for enhanced research collaboration deserve thorough consideration. Even though collaboration in general and its mediated forms, such as computer-supported cooperative work and collaborative learning (CSCW and CSCL), are prominent research topics, only a little is known about the meth...
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Scholars are only beginning to understand what digitization means for their work, that is, the conduct of science. Taking a broad perspective on e-science, this paper provides empirical insights about two important aspects of the digitization of science, namely the use of digital tools in scholarly activities and scholars’ perceptions of the change...
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Research on organisational arrangements of scholarly networks in both e-learning and e-research is located at the intersection of different theoretical justifications and developmental contexts such as organisational theory, computer science, education science and media informatics. However, there is still a lack of research on the organisational c...
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Designing knowledge communication with external partners is a core activity of research networks. In science, such communication has been addressed only recently and is still considered as non-academic activity. Successful communication with practitioners, that is knowledge transfer, is a crucial factor for effective research. In the age of online...
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In this paper, we present an overview of the MOVING platform, a user-driven approach that enables young researchers, decision makers, and public administrators to use machine learning and data mining tools to search, organize, and manage large-scale information sources on the web such as scientific publications, videos of research talks, and social...
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This paper examines the appropriateness of using educational technologies toward increasing flexibility of learning in a global higher education in South Asia. The integration of information and communication technology (ICT) into education is widely perceived as an essential aspect of teaching and learning in contemporary society and therefore emb...
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The production and dissemination of knowledge are seen as essential elements of sustainable land management (Salet 2014; Kaiser et al. 2016). Digitalisation creates a variety of opportunities for knowledge creation and communication. Knowledge cooperation and digitalisation for governance of land is a concept coined by the various and perhaps diver...
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This open access book shows the breadth and various facets of e-Science, while also illustrating their shared core. Changes in scientific work are driven by the shift to grid-based worlds, the use of information and communication systems, and the existential infrastructure, which includes global collaboration. In this context, the book addresses em...
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Die Pandemie hat der Digitalisierung in Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft, Bildung, privaten Netzwerken und öffentlichen Institutionen einen enormen Anschub ermöglicht und gleichermaßen innovative Ideen sowie Schwachstellen aufgezeigt. Seit 2020 wurde unser Leben und Arbeiten zu einer hybriden, auf digitaler Kommunikation und Kollaboration basierten sozitec...
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Teaching foreign languages such as English for Tourism and Hospitality in Vocational High Schools cannot be separated from the role of the business world and industry like a Hotel. According to the Indonesian Education Law No. 20/2013, the purpose of Vocational High School itself is to prepare highly skilled workers in certain fields. Vocational ed...
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Für den indonesischen Arbeitsmarkt spielt der Tourismus, speziell die Hotellerie eine große Rolle. In diesem Wirtschaftszweig kann eine enorme Anzahl von Arbeitsplätzen zur Verfügung gestellt werden, wodurch sich ein großer Teil von Arbeitssuchenden eingliedern lässt. Laut des indonesischen Statistikamtes waren im Jahr 2018 22,25 Millionen Beschäft...
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Mit gOPAL wurde im Rahmen des Studienerfolgsprojektes Mobiles Studienassistenzsystem (SAS) ein Online-Dienst für Studierende in der Studieneingangsphase aus MINT- (Mathematik, Informatik, Naturwissenschaft und Technik) und Lehramtsstudiengängen entwickelt. Die Studieneingangsphase umfasst die ersten beiden Semester eines Studiums. Durch gOPAL erhal...
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As an essential step, design ideas generation is a process rooted in personal knowledge with a precedent-based type of reasoning, where knowledge is constantly transformed to develop new insights. An outstanding challenge in industrial design is transforming the inspirational source into insights that inform design. Based on the grounded theory, an...
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Digitisation has established itself as the change maker par excellence in business, science and society. Infrastructures, working methods and skills are at the forefront of many debates and increasingly determine the future viability of entire industries. We have obviously embraced the permanent change with increasing acceleration. But: Where is th...
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The demand for labor change in the industrial revolution 4.0 era has become a fundamental challenge for Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to quickly and efficiently meet the needs of changing economic skills and especially in the field of electrical engineering. Indonesian Central Bureau of Statistics released data on unemployment...
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Ein aktuelles Ziel der sächsischen E-Learning-Initiative "Bildungsportal Sachsen", einer Kooperation aller Hochschulen des Landes, ist es, die Entwicklung einer "virtuellen Lehrkooperation" anzustoßen. Derzeit läuft ein Netzwerk, das eine hochschulüber-greifende Lehrvernetzung unter Berücksichtigung der Didaktik des kooperativen Lehrens und Lernens...
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The purpose of this study was three-fold: first, it aimed to develop a scale to shed light on English as Foreign Language (EFL) teachers’ perceptions of using Mobile Social Network Sites (MSNSs) in language teaching and learning. To this end, a 36-item MSNSs Utility Perceptions Inventory (MUPI) was developed. Second, the current studymade an attemp...
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The workshop investigates the inclusive potential of educational media technology, based upon a review of recent approaches in informal, formal and continuous education. It is intended to call for approaches at the interface between technology enhanced learning and teaching and the ongoing development of computer sciences and respective technologic...
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The workshop investigates the inclusive potential of educational media technology, based upon a review of recent approaches in informal, formal and continuous education. It is intended to call for approaches at the interface between technology enhanced learning and teaching and the ongoing development of computer sciences and respective technologic...
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One of the advanced technologies in e-learning deals with the systems' ability to fit the students' preferences. It emerged based upon the common conception that every person has different learning style. However, despite the many options of learning style models toward using personalized e-learning, there are considerable challenges to assess the...
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In the current realm of TVET educational services and management, there are absences of concrete techniques and guidelines to measure, evaluate, indicate, and identify overall qualifications and characteristics; as well as classify the types of bodies or organizations entering or having entered the status of “Center of Excellence for Technical Voca...
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What approaches should be taken to promote a better understanding of definitions, classification, and operations of “a COE in TVET?”
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The primary purpose of this study is to evaluate the web-based adaptive e-learning application based on the expert-based assessment. There are two aspects of assessment considered in this study, the first one will evaluate the e-learning system in terms of the learning content and its structure, and the second one will focus on the media aspect. Th...
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One of the advanced technologies in e-learning deals with the systems’ ability to fit the students’ preferences. It emerged based upon the common conception that every person has different learning style. However, despite the many options of learning style models toward using personalized learning, there are considerable challenges to assess the us...
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Предисловие Уве Мунцерт (Uwe Munzert) В рамках программы GIZ «Профессиональное образование в Центральной Азии» последние три года разрабатывался учебный план по направлению «Технологии пищевых производств и профессионально-техническое обучение», предназначенный для применения на международном уровне. В целях обеспечения устойчивости и оказания соде...
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Digitalization is more than ever the top topic in economics, science and societal developments. Infrastructures and competencies are at the forefront of many debates. The question of which industry is or will be affected by digitization next and to what extent is not only driving executives around. While information Technology innovations were some...
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Welche sächsischen Hochschulen sind im Weiterbildungsbereich besonders aktiv? Auf welche Fachbereiche konzentrieren sich die Weiterbildungsangebote? Welche Rolle spielen digitale Medien? Fragen wie diese stehen im Fokus des Beitrages. Es werden Befunde einer empirischen Studie präsentiert, welche den Entwicklungsstand der wissenschaftlichen Weiterb...
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In order to do a forecasting of EduTech developments for the next decade authors focused on possible Scenarios. Both the development of teaching patterns in general versus academic Education were considered. Basis for the research is a Delphi-based method for research and its implementation in a workshop as a first step. Following the approach of c...
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To improve the quality of teaching, many governments around the world have begun implementing extensive programs aimed at supporting teachers in their efforts to employ information and communication technologies (ICTs) to facilitate their introduction in the teaching-learning process. A prominent case study is the "One Laptop per Teacher" (OLPT) in...
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Das BMBF-Forschungsprojekt DiBBLok untersucht Gelingensbedingungen des Einsatzes von digitalen Medien in Lernorten der beruflichen Bildung. Der Lernort Berufsschule wird dabei in Hinblick auf seinen Anteil an der Lernortkooperation untersucht. In diesem Beitrag wird am Beispiel des Online-Berichtshefts BLok (Online-Berichtsheft zur Stärkung der Ler...
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Das BMBF hat Ende 2018 die Förderlinie ,,Innovationspotenziale digitaler Hochschulbildung" gestartet und finanziert in neun interdisziplinären Forschungskonsortien Entwicklungen zu didaktischen, technologischen und organisationalen Gestaltungsaspekten der Hochschulbildung mit dem Ziel, zur nachhaltigen Veränderung der Hochschullandschaft beizutrage...
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Das BMBF hat Ende 2018 die Förderlinie "Innovationspotenziale digita-ler Hochschulbildung" gestartet und fi nanziert in neun interdisziplinären For-schungs konsortien Entwicklungen zu didaktischen, technologischen und orga-nisationalen Gestaltungsaspekten der Hochschulbildung mit dem Ziel, zur nachhaltigen Veränderung der Hochschullandschaft beizut...
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Web 2.0 technologies are a potential tool for supported research learning and for research-based learning. The aim for this study was developed to foster a means for novice researchers (PhDs/ Master Students) and for undergraduate students to learn and realise better research at the same time. In order to reach this target, the study determined and...
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Designing products, such as machines, in line with safety and health requirements can contribute significantly to avoiding hazards posed by dangerous products. In this respect, higher education is required to provide future professionals with comprehensive and profound knowledge in order to prevent hazards at an early stage. For this purpose, a ble...
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Eine sicherheits- und gesundheitsgerechte Gestaltung von Produkten wie beispielsweise Maschinen kann maßgeblich dazu beitragen, Gefährdungen durch gefährliche Produkte zu vermeiden. Diesbezüglich ist auch die akademische Ausbildung in der Pflicht, zukünftigen Fachkräften als frühzeitige Präventionsmaßnahme den Erwerb von umfassenden und fundierten...
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The development of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) and Technology Enhanced Teaching (TET) in academic education is explored by mapping current needs and educational opportunities. The theoretical target is to derive perspective scenarios for a largely digitized teaching, learning and testing in study, teaching and further education of universiti...
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Creativity stimulation and creativity support systems (CSS) have been rapidly gaining importance in research activities. However, the overall outcome is still lagging behind the other areas of creativity studies, even though the strong influence of recent developments in the context of digitization and Web 2.0 has been discussed in scholarly public...
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„E-Learning ist tot – es lebe die Digitalisierung.“ Unter diesem Titel veröffentlichte die Gesellschaft für Medien in der Wissenschaft e. V. (GMW) 2018 den Call für einen Herausgeberband und spiegelte damit eine Entwicklung, die viele europäische Akteurinnen und Akteure im Bereich des Technology Enhanced Learning aktuell wahrnehmen: Im Hinblick auf...
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Mit drei Begriffen lassen sich derzeit wichtige gesellschaftliche Herausforderungen kennzeichnen: Nachhaltigkeit, Digitalisierung und Transformation. Dabei kann Digitalisierung als Teil des Prozesses für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung in der Wissensgesellschaft angesehen werden. Digitalisierung eröffnet insbesondere Möglichkeiten der Verfügbarmachung...
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Traditionally, the conference „Communities in New Media (GeNeMe)“ examines organisational and information technology perspectives in the context of virtual enterprises, online communities, and social networks. As organisers of the „Knowledge Communities 2016“ conference at the Technische Universität Dresden, Nina Kahnwald, Thomas Köhler, Eric Schoo...
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Many challenges need to be addressed in facing the Industry 4.0 (I4.0), especially for teachers in schools or colleges. One of them is how to adapt a learning process with I4.0 where computers and technologies play an important role. A hybrid learning approach using a virtual laboratory could be the answer to this problem. Hybrid learning combines...
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The MOVING platform enables its users to improve their information literacy by training how to exploit data and text mining methods in their daily research tasks. In this paper, we show how it can support researchers in various tasks, and we introduce its main features, such as text and video retrieval and processing, advanced visualizations, and t...
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As discussed in the research of Mohamed et al. (2013), learning and studying via a different context, including the inter-cultural knowledge of a teacher, may present a challenge when trying to account for students’ prior knowledge. Enhancing their study, this paper addresses the question of whether or not an internal session comprising open discus...
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Schülerinnen und Schüler sportbetonter Schulen befinden sich während ihrer Schulzeit häufig in Trainingslagern oder auf Wettkampfreisen und können während dieser Zeit nicht am regulären Unterricht teilnehmen. Demzufolge muss der Unterrichtsstoff durch andere Formen, i.d.R. mit von Lehrern vorbereiteten Aufgabenblättern, bearbeitet werden. Mit der Z...
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Produkte sicher gestalten - Ein Lehrkonzept für proaktive Produktsicherheit (PROSUmEr) Künftige Maschinenbauer und Produktdesigner benötigen für ihre spätere Berufspraxis Fachwissen zur sicheren und gesundheitsgerechten Produktgestaltung. Dadurch sollen Unfälle mit substantiell gefährlichen Produkten proaktiv verhindert und kostenintensive Nacharb...
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Abstract The paper deals with the design of Smart Learning Environments (SLEs). Over and above that, it’s about the interconnection between SLEs and the internet of things. With the question of how an interdisciplinary approach can contribute to the design of SLEs together with the disciplines of education, computer science and architecture the stu...
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The current study aimed at investigating the impact of implementation of reflective audiotaped journals on complexity, accuracy and fluency of second language (L2) speech in a general English for Specific Purposes (ESP) course. To conduct the study, 30 Iranian advanced English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners of a private language institute in...
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Full text available as Open Access Publication via: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:14-qucosa2-334913. The 21.st Conference on Communities in New Media (GeNeMe) presents innovative technologies and processes for the organization, cooperation and communication in virtual communities and is a forum for professional exchange especially in the...
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Career guidance as an integral part of national education system plays a prominent role in vocational education to facilitate the students in achieving their self-reliance. The discussion on their relationship raises stimulating evidence of weaknesses in its practice in Indonesian vocational high school. This article highlights the substance of car...
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Der Beitrag ist als Impuls für einen Workshop auf der GMW Jahrestagung 2018 zu verstehen. Insbesondere analysiert dieser die Entwicklung des Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) und Technology Enhanced Teaching (TET) in der akademischen Bildung mit dem Ziel einer Bestandsaufnahme aktueller Anforderungen und bildungstechnologischer Möglichkeiten. Ziel...
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The research project Lehrraum_digital [Lecture Room_digital] conducted at the TU Dresden examines digitized teaching and learning environments in vocational education. This paper introduces the environmental teaching and learning concept developed within the project, discusses the need for environmental concepts that address digital and physical sp...
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In the Big Data era, people can access vast amounts of information, but often lack the time, strategies and tools to efficiently extract the necessary knowledge from it. Research and innovation staff needs to effectively obtain an overview of publications, patents, products, funding opportunities, etc., to derive an innovation strategy. The MOVING...
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Didactic action always applies media and technical support in the design of teaching and learning contexts. In the epoch of digitization, these support possibilities are rapidly changing. The starting point for the reflections is less the sole focus on the academic interpretation of engineering and natural sciences, but rather the question of the c...
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The paper deals with the role of Smart Learning Environments (SLEs) in the field of corporate education and the need for their interdisciplinary design in the face of existing problems with the introduction of Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL). For a human-centered design of SLEs new concepts and models have to be developed in order to meet the co...