Identifying and developing competences : 2
E-Competencies as a competitive advantage
Olaf Pütz, Birgit Döringer, Hochschule Fresenius
Thomas Langkau, Klaus Vorkauf; Fachhochschule Dortmund
E-Competencies as a cross-sectional element to be promoted between general media- and an individual occupational competence in addition to employability can only be supported sustainably when all participants in higher education are involved. Educators, tutors, and students are equally participating in the cooperative research-project of the Hochschule Fresenius and the Fachhochschule Dortmund, both universities of applied sciences (and arts), equally. In a constructivistic-theoretic study approach the focus is set on active learning, which is shaped in free but also in controlled learning- and teaching arrangements. Curiosity and the awareness für E-Competencies should be roused, developed and engrossed to provide graduates an added value for their working life and lifelong learning
Competence acquisition and competence transfer by e-tutors at the University of Applied Sciences and Art Dortmund
Daniel Beermann und Adalbert Gaul, Fachhochschule Dortmund
For the last few years e-tutoring has been an integral part of the e-learning-strategy at the FH Dortmund. “E-tutoring institutionalizes the continuous develop - ment of didactical arrangements in teaching. By that it achieves a crucial contribution for constantly reflecting critically on the processes and standards of ‘well-taught lessons’.” (Mittmann 2011) Students who engage themselves as e-tutors will get an important inside view of studies and teaching due to a necessary change of perspective. In, for the most part, project-based work they can aquire new or deepen the understanding of already existing competencies. The goal of the e-learning coordination office is to make the work of an e-tutor even more sustainable by being able to certify the competencies of the students. These can be specialized competencies like an experienced handling of ILIAS or professional consultation of stu - dents and teachers. The range of tasks for an e-tutor is very diversified and everyone can introduce their individ - ual strengths, or discover previously unknown potential. We would like to show you the process of developing competencies by example of the e-learning coordination office and give you an inside view of the implementation possibilities in ILIAS.
ILIAS as a platform for competency-tests: Pilot project online-self assessment for information and writing competency
Martin Wollschläger-Tigges, Christina Kläre und Dominik Röding, FH Bielefeld
An Online Self Assessment (OSA) has been set up on ILIAS. It is used to clarify the individual level of information literacy and writing skills of freshmen. The individual test results provide information on development potentials which are supported and accompanied by special educational programs (writing advice, writing workshops, workshops on literature, etc.).