The Kultusministerkonferenz (KMK), the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany, has drawn up and adopted recommendations on digitisation in higher education in a wide-ranging dialogue process. The recommendations are addressed to the Länder, the Federal Government and university management, faculties, departments and teachers. Digitisation in university teaching should therefore be anchored in the overall strategic development of the university at all levels.
Digitisation as a challenge for university didactics
In three events on the topic "Digitisation as a Challenge for University Didactics", experts from politics, science, teaching as well as students and the specialist public discussed challenges and possible solutions. In addition to the results of further discussions, these were incorporated into the recommendations. The TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology, the German Digital Library (DDB), Leibniz University Hannover and the ELAN association hosted one of these events at the Leibnizhaus in Hanover on 28 and 29 May 2018 under the title "Virtual courses and technical requirements". The focus was on the diverse formats of virtual courses established at universities. The participants – including teachers, learners, experts from e-learning, education, universities and libraries – discussed how virtual teaching can function and be sustainable. The topics were how teaching materials such as Open Educational Resources (OER) – open and free teaching and learning materials – can be designed, how material can be made available on portals, what technical requirements are necessary, what inter-university cooperation looks like and how open science can be further promoted in teaching.
The contributions to the event are available on the TIB AV-Portal
On the "Recommendations for digitisation in higher education teaching" (PDF, in German)