No! Science communication does not have to be dry and boring. It can also be visually rich, colourful and interactive. In the BMBF’s new storytelling format “EdTales”, readers can work out their own answers to interesting questions about internationally networked studies and digital aids. The first “EdTale” published by University Professor Florence at the start of the EU Council Presidency presents the SIDDATA project.
A working meeting on digital tools in higher education took place as part of the 27th annual conference of the Gesellschaft für Medien in der Wissenschaft e. V. (Society for Media in Science). The aim was the exchange and discourse on research questions in the two BMBF-funded projects “tech4comp” and “SIDDATA”.
As part of the funding programme “Innovation Potentials of Digital Higher Education”, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research has been funding the joint project “Study Individualization through Digital, Data-Driven Assistants” (SIDDATA) since 1 November. The HIS-Institut für Hochschulentwicklung e. V. (HIS-HE) will evaluate the model application of the digital study assistant, which is being developed at three universities under the leadership of Osnabrück University, as part of the joint project.
Study more independently and efficiently with the digital study assistant
In the new joint project “Study individualisation through digital, data-supported assistants (SIDDATA)”, Leibniz University Hanover (LUH) is working on the development of a digital assistant (“Robo-Software”), which will help students to better design their personal study path. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding the project within the framework of the research programme “Innovation Potentials of Digital Higher Education” with a total of 3.9 million euros, of which LUH will receive around one million euros. Other project partners are the Osnabrück University, which has taken on the lead role, the University of Bremen and the HIS Institute for Higher Education Development (HIS-HE) in Hanover. The project duration is initially 3.5 years. If successful, the project can be extended for another 2.5 years.
As part of the “Innovation potentials of digital higher education” funding programme, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research is funding the joint project “Individualization of Study through Digital, Data-Driven Assistants” (SIDDATA) starting November 1, in which Osnabrück University is involved in a leading role with three institutions from the disciplines of Business Information Systems, Cognitive Science and E-Learning/University Didactics.