"Digital Teaching Day" at TU Ilmenau - International experts discuss online teaching

Chris Montgomery

On March 29, the TU Ilmenau will bring together more than 70 experts from German and international universities via web conference at the Digital Teaching Day to discuss ways to improve online teaching. The cross-national and cross-university forum in English is intended to promote the exchange of one's own experiences with digital teaching and to help develop innovative digital teaching formats in the future - for the benefit of the TU Ilmenau and the other universities.

The Corona pandemic has forced universities around the world to teach their students largely from home in order to protect them from infection. From one day to the next, teaching had to be switched from purely face-to-face to online or hybrid hybrid. In order to be able to teach students the subject matter in a different form, but still at the highest level, the TU Ilmenau and universities around the world developed completely new digital methods, techniques and tools. To be sure, online teaching thus made a huge leap in quality in a very short time. But increasingly, the question is coming into focus as to what status online teaching and examination formats can have after the pandemic.

Portraitfoto Professorin Anja GeigenmüllerTU Ilmenau/ari
Prof. Anja Geigenmüller, Vice President for Teaching and Learning
New teaching offers for innovative online teaching

With the Digital Teaching Day, TU Ilmenau wants to bring together the various new digital teaching offers in order to present beneficial innovative solutions for modern online teaching across universities. For the experts from Germany, China and Indonesia, the aim is to identify existing problems in teaching as well as best practice examples. The universities share their new knowledge and exchange ideas with TU Ilmenau and each other, their own new approaches are presented and their own networks are expanded.

The participants of the Digital Teaching Day come from a wide range of professional groups in higher education. The Vice President for Teaching and Learning, Professor Anja Geigenmüller, knows that everyone is driven by the common goal: "With the Digital Teaching Day, we want to make digital university teaching even better - not only in times of pandemic, because digital offerings and hybrid hybrid forms have long since found their way into everyday study."



Prof. Anja Geigenmüller

Vice President for Teaching and Learning

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