Originally, the 15th Annual Conference of the Society for Higher Education Research (Gesellschaft für Hochschulforschung – GfHf) was to be held at Universität Hamburg on 26 and 27 March 2020 under the motto “University teaching in the area of conflict between individual and institutional responsibility”. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the annual conference was converted into an asynchronous online conference. The SIDDATA project also contributed to the GfHf 2020.
At the annual conference of Wirtschaftsinformatik from 9 to 11 March 2020 in Potsdam, the current developments, opportunities and challenges of digitization were presented and discussed. Researchers from the joint project “SIDDATA” presented their scientific publications.
From 4th to 7th November the “E-Learn – World Conference on E-Learning 2019” took place in New Orleans, USA. Carla Tenspolde presented the paper “Barriers of a Digital Study Assistant – Classification within a Digital Transformation Taxonomy”.
On 21 October 2019, the annual event of the Network for Higher Education Teaching of the Hochschulforum Digitalisierung (University Forum on Digitalization) (HFD) took place at the World Conference Center in Bonn. Participants had the opportunity to exchange ideas with like-minded people at this network meeting for university teaching.
On 8 and 9 October, representatives of media centres, university libraries, centres for communication and information processing as well as interested researchers met in Osnabrück for the 20th DINI Annual Conference (Deutsche Initiative für Netzwerkinformation e. V.). The motto was: “1999-2019-2039: Innovative projects in research, teaching and infrastructure”. Among other things, the SIDDATA project was represented with a poster. A student contribution on the topic “digital companion” also dealt with digital assistants and was one of the winners of the student competition.
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”.
During the X5GON “Workshop on Sustainability of Open Educational Resources” Sebastian Osada and Felix Weber of the SIDDATA team presented the research questions of the interdisciplinary joint project for “Individualization of Studies through Digital, Data-Driven Assistants – SIDDATA”.
The BMBF-funded project SIDDATA (2018 – 2022) was presented in a poster presentation at the annual “Day of Teaching” event at Leibniz University Hanover.
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.