Technology-Enhanced Learning at CAMPUS 02
As a provider of degree programmes with work-integrated learning approaches, CAMPUS 02 assumes responsibility for providing state-of-the-art and quality-oriented training that includes the promotion of digital literacy overall and digital skills in individual fields of activity in particular. In our view, we can achieve this goal by combining the technology-enhanced learning (TEL) strategy as a top-down element with bottom-up initiatives in the form of innovative teaching concepts.
Major success factors include an active corporate culture that is open for change and supports innovative teaching. Other prerequisites for success include economic resources for the realisation of technology-aided teaching and learning scenarios, and the structured organisation and management of processes of change. These factors form the basis for the generation and successful realisation of appropriate didactic ideas. Particular attention has to be payed to ensuring that existing challenges in the professional and private sphere are taken into account in teaching and learning environments and that these environments are continually improved to drive the content-oriented and target group-oriented development of didactic concepts.
The use of modern technologies to support teaching ought not, however, to be an end in itself. With the use of technologies we seek to achieve the following objectives:
- Improvement of learning outcomes
The aim is to improve learning outcomes by using technologies with a didactically sound approach.
Enhancement of attendance-based teaching
The aim is to increase the quality of the time spent in the lecture hall by relaxing attendance-based teaching and promoting and supporting autonomous learning through the use of technology.
- Increased autonomy and flexibility
Through technology, learning processes, the place of learning and the time spent for studying can be designed in a flexible manner. This benefits both lecturers and students as they are able to balance their student, professional, family and leisure life.
We view TEL as the utilisation of technologies:
- That enable access to and the use of teaching and learning materials;
- That promote application-oriented and problem-based learning;
- That facilitate collaboration and communication;
- That support constructivist learning settings;
- For the assessment (and review) of learning results and for performance evaluation; and
- That improve learners’ digital literacy.
Based on: Goodyear, Peter and Symeon Retalis (2010)