Methods for distance learning

Concepts for distance learning/blended learning

 The holistic learning environment concept is designed to enable learners to engage with the teaching content in a cognitively activating and adaptive way. Various teaching and learning formats are offered in the sense of individual learning paths, so that students can take on a receiving, reactive role or an independent, active role or systematically combine these.


In collaboration with its community, the Hochschulforum Digitalisierung website develops general (non-statics-related) digital concepts and offers a collection of tools, an education tool and link collections with tools and guidelines on the corona crisis

Conclusion of the project 'Structural Dynamics: Implementation of a blended learning concept':
In the project, blended learning elements were added to the courses Structural Dynamics (100 students) and Structural Dynamics (50 students) in order to promote students' self-learning behaviour, facilitate the understanding of theoretically difficult concepts and increase the quality of teaching. To this end, interactive self-study units were developed, inverted classroom elements were designed and implemented and lectures were recorded and made available to students via Moodle.


Learning platforms


Moodle, a free platform for managing users, courses, content and activities 


OPAL, a learning platform for the creation of courses, groups, provision of documents in digital form and communication (written, oral, visual) simultaneously synchronously or asynchronously.


OpenOLAT, an open source learning platform for teaching, learning, assessment and communication.

PDF tutorial on OLAT and Adobe Connect:

Streaming and web conferencing

Zoom is an easy-to-use video conferencing software with useful features such as conference recording, screen-sharing functions and much more.

Adobe Connect is a conferencing solution that is suitable for online events of all kinds - from small-scale meetings and virtual classrooms to webinars with thousands of participants.
PDF tutorial on Adobe Connect and OLAT: 

Cisco Webex enables video conferencing, IP telephony, instant messaging, file transfer and screen sharing.

Microsoft Teams is a software that combines chat, meetings, notes and attachments.

OBS is a free open source software for video recording and live streaming.
Video instructions for using OBS:


Camtasia Studio is a paid software for recording screencasts as videos and editing them:

PDF tutorial on video recording with Apple systems


Slack is a central platform for chat communication and data exchange. It can be linked with other apps and services; for example, Zoom can be used to hold video conferences.

Creation of instructional videos

 PowerPoint can be used to record screen presentations. A lecture can be explained slide by slide and recorded with audio output.

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