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Digital Learning Initiative

The call for ap­pli­cay­tions for the Di­gital Learn­ing ini­ti­at­ive aims to provide ex­tra sup­port to WU courses, mod­ules and pro­grams that en­cour­age stu­dents to en­gage in an act­ive learn­ing pro­cess through the use of di­gital me­dia.

The devel­op­ment of such stu­dent-­centered teach­ing and learn­ing con­cepts is in­ten­ded to help stu­dents ac­quire in-depth know­ledge and key trans­versal skills. The goal is to develop and ex­plore me­di­a-­based di­dactic ap­proaches that take into ac­count the teach­ing and learn­ing cul­tures of the re­spect­ive sub­jects and of­fer po­ten­tial for the devel­op­ment of sub­ject-spe­cific teach­ing strategies.

2018 Call for Ap­plic­a­tions

Ap­plic­a­tion and se­lec­tion pro­ced­ure

  1. In­struct­ors, aca­demic dir­ect­ors, and mod­ule co­ordin­at­ors can sub­mit ap­plic­a­tions by us­ing the ap­plic­a­tion form.

  2. The ap­plic­a­tion period ends on Septem­ber 15, 2017. Please email your ap­plic­a­tion (in PDF format) to teach­ing-and-learn­ing@wu.ac.at.

In­form­a­tion                                     Ap­plic­a­tion form

Ap­plic­ants

The fol­low­ing WU fac­ulty mem­bers are eli­gible to ap­ply:

  • Mod­ule co­ordin­at­ors or aca­demic dir­ect­ors who would like to im­ple­ment a pro­ject at their re­spect­ive in­sti­tute or wish to provide sup­port to several dif­fer­ent courses.

  • All fac­ulty mem­bers who are teach­ing courses in the year covered by the cur­rent call for ap­plic­a­tions or the 2018 sum­mer semester and/or the 2018/19 win­ter semester

Fund­ing is provided to pro­jects that cor­res­pond to WU's stra­tegic pri­or­it­ies in the field of tech­no­logy-sup­por­ted teach­ing.

Fund­ing pri­or­it­ies

In­ver­ted classroom

Inde­pend­ent study on­line

Stim­u­lat­ing act­ive stu­dent in­volve­ment

Types of fund­ing awar­ded

As part of the pro­ject se­lec­tion pro­cess, the in­di­vidual pro­jects will be assessed to de­termine whether they are eli­gible for fund­ing in the form of the fol­low­ing types of ex­tra per­son­nel: eAs­sist­ants or eDevelopers. These staff cat­egor­ies dif­fer with regard to the re­quired qual­i­fic­a­tions and the ex­tent of the em­ploy­ment. The ac­tual ex­tent of em­ploy­ment may vary de­pend­ing on the pro­ject in ques­tion. For fur­ther in­form­a­tion see the in­form­a­tion sheet above.

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