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Chair of school pedagogy

Virtual Learning Environments

In the project "Virtual Learning Environments", the design of a pedagogical concept for the professional development of higher education lecturers and technological advancements of virtual learning environments are closely entwined in an iterative process, based on an action-oriented educational research approach. The project is an interdisciplinary collaboration between media pedagogy and Human-Computer-Interaction.

With a focus on theory and practice, a team from the chair of school pedagogy designs concepts for the professional development of higher education lecturers using a fully immersive seminar room. Their aim is to advance the media pedagogical competencies of lecturers to teach with special consideration of diversity. The professional development courses are evaluated formatively and summatively. They are offered through the JMU professional development program ProfiLehre and can be credited for the program "Zertifikat Hochschullehre Bayern".

A team from the chair of Human-Computer-Interaction develops a fully immersive classroom where educators and students can slip into the roles of avatars and interact with each other and with the virtual reality. In this (virtual) room, new teaching and learning-concepts can be discussed, tested and reflected on.

The seminar room is open for all content areas and offers a broad choice of technological equipment for various educational scenarios. The room design and the use of media can be adapted flexibly to the requirements of the respective teaching and learning-concepts.

Funding: Stiftung Innovation in der Hochschullehre (Foundation for Innovation in Higher Education)

Duration: 08/2021 until 07/2024

Prof. Dr. Silke Grafe

Chair of School Pedagogy
Oswald-Külpe-Weg 82
97074 Würzburg
Building: 82
Room: 03.014

Office Hours: by appointment

[Translate to Englisch:] Prof.in Dr. Silke Grafe

Melanie Hartmann

Teaching and Research Assistant and Doctoral Student
Institute for Pedagogy
Chair of School Pedagogy
Oswald-Külpe-Weg 82
97074 Würzburg
Building: 82
Room: 03.011
Phone: 0931 31-81263

Office hours: by appointment

Antonia Halsch

Teaching and Research Assistant and Doctoral Student
Chair of School Pedagogy
Oswald-Külpe-Weg 82
97074 Würzburg
Building: 82
Room: 03.016

Office Hour: by appointment

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  • Hartmann, M., Tiede, J., Latoschik, M. E., & Grafe, S. (forthcomingforthcoming). Development and Exploratory Implementation of a Higher Education Pedagogy Concept for Teaching and Learning with Social VR Focusing on Diversity. Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2024.