E-Learning: Concepts of General Studies - Development and evaluation of a virtual course on the topic: ‘Concepts of General Studies’

Third party funded individual grant


Project Details

Project leader:
Dr. Michael Haider
Dr. Günter Renner
Prof. Dr. Bärbel Kopp

Project members:
Julia Reichenbacher

Contributing FAU Organisations:
Lehrstuhl für Grundschulpädagogik und -didaktik mit dem Schwerpunkt Lehren und Lernen
Lehrstuhl für Grundschulpädagogik und -didaktik mit dem Schwerpunkt Umgang mit Heterogenität

Funding source: Virtuelle Hochschule Bayern
Start date: 01/03/2015
End date: 31/03/2020


Research Fields

Lehren und Lernen im Sachunterricht
Institut für Grundschulforschung


Abstract (technical / expert description):

The development of virtual courses over the last few years has engendered a form of teaching which gives us the opportunity to broaden study opportunities and offer students work based on their individual learning.



The goal of this project is to develop a virtual course on the topic ‘Concepts of General Studies’ on the studon (ILIAS) learning platform. Various pedagogical media considerations have been taken into account, so that there is added value to the online content. Care has been taken to ensure that elements are used which stimulate learning as well as providing social communication – in the form of animations or forums. An important component is the fact that students can receive feedback during the online seminar. This takes place through self-assessment tasks at the end of every teaching module and by means of the competent support of e-tutors.



The course primarily deals with historic, but also more recent, concepts in the teaching of General Studies; a grasp of which should enable students to be able to understand and evaluate current developments in the teaching methods of General Studies.



The online seminar enables flexible learning in terms of time and place and contributes to an increase in the students’ media competence.



A course demonstration will be available at: www.vhb.org



Project schedule



March 2015–February 2016: Phase 1: Course development



March 2016–February 2017: Phase 2: Interim evaluation and revision



From March 2018: Phase 3: Final evaluation


External Partners

Universität Augsburg

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