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The following teaching projects were designed and implemented in the context of Digital Mobil @ FH Bielefeld or the funding line “International Virtual Academic Collaboration (IVAC)” from 2020 to 2022. The teaching projects are particularly aimed at cross-border virtual teaching with regard to the expansion of digital and intercultural competences of students.

 

Faculty of Minden Campus

Applied Sciences Project – Indoor Air Quality

Names of teachers

Prof. Dr. Frank U. Hamelmann
Dr. Cheng Yin

Study programmes

Business Engineering Management (work-integrated) (B.Eng.)
Mechanical Engineering (work-integrated) (B.Eng.)

Partner university

Hohai University Changzhou, China

Short description

In this class, students form international and interdisciplinary groups to develop answers on issues regarding indoor air quality (measuring methods, mould growth, aerosol distribution, recommendations for air hygiene with regard to Covid-19 etc.).

After the group work phase, they present their results and submit a written report.

 

Compiler Construction

Names of teachers

Birgit Christina George
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Carsten Gips

Study programme

Computer Science (M.Sc.)

Partner university

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Short description

The participants gain in-depth basic knowledge of compiler construction. They are acquainted with the structure of compilers and the phases of translation and are able to apply this knowledge in creating their own languages and compilers. The students are able to understand and classify current trends and basic research papers from the subject area of compiler construction. The methods covered in this project are applied in practice constructing a (small) compiler.

The aims of the project include: Introduction of various, partly digital, teaching and learning forms in lectures, practical training and self-study (teaching videos and/or screencasts, flipped classroom), introduction of e-assessments, joint development and exchange of teaching materials as OER, strengthening internationalisation.

The lecture is published as OER on Github.

 

Artificial Intelligence

Names of teachers

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Carsten Gips

Assist. Prof. Dr. techn. Canan Yıldız

Study programme

Computer Science (B.Sc.)

Partner university

Turkish-German University, Istanbul, Turkey

Short description

This class introduces students to the principles and basic methods of modern Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its application in intelligent systems. Through successful participation in the lecture and exercises, students gain the competence of choosing AI methods correctly and applying them to a specific problem. Participants are able to transfer and apply the methods they have been taught to other areas and problems.

The aims of the project include: Introduction of various, partly digital, teaching and learning forms in lectures, practical training and self-study (teaching videos and/or screencasts, flipped classroom), introduction of e-assessments, joint development and exchange of teaching materials as OER, strengthening internationalisation.

The lecture is published as OER on Github.

 

Faculty of Engineering and Mathematics

Getting Started with the Business Model Canvas

Name of teacher

Mariam Dopslaf

Study programme

Product-Service Engineering (B.A.)
Digital Logistics (B.A.)

Partner university

Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco (UFRPE), Brazil

Short description

The project took place as a workshop in May 2020.
Students received the course materials a week ahead and prepared a 3–5-minute elevator pitch on the apps they developed. After a short introduction by Prof. Dr. Alixandre Santana, the students pitched their app ideas, which were discussed afterwards. Finally, the students were introduced to the Business Model Canvas.

 

Faculty of Social Sciences

Social Work in Times of Crisis

Name of teacher

Prof. Dr. phil. Anna Lena Rademaker
Maximilian Köster, M.A.

Study programme

Social Work (B.A.)

Partner university

University of Gothenburg, Institute for Social Work, Sweden

Short description

The class deepens students’ knowledge of theories on Social Work in the health sector, using digital media and virtual exchange with the University of Gothenburg (Sweden), so that students can discover global challenges of the occupation and reflect based on principles of theoretical approaches in international teams. Some sessions are joint events of both universities, some are held separately.

The students work on concrete problems in multinational teams without any fixed expectations regarding the results and operate a blog together in which they practise critical contribution in public debates. 

In the winter semester 2020/2021, the focus lies on Social Work’s reactions to the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Interprofessional Collaboration

Name of teacher

Prof. Dr. phil. Anna Lena Rademaker

Study programme

Social Work (B.A.)

Partner university

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Short description

The class deals with the collaboration of experts from Social Work and the health sector in interprofessional teams. Digital media and virtual exchange with the University of Alberta (Canada) are used to convey interprofessional learning and interprofessional concepts to students.

The seminar is divided into a synchronous collaborative part and an asynchronous collaborative part, each taking place at one of the two universities. Students learn from each other in international and interprofessional tandems and, using the online-peer-to-peer-consultation method, work on case examples together, which they document digitally.

 

Introduction to CBT for Children and Adolescents

Name of teacher

Prof. Dr. Diana Jost

Study programmes

Social Work (B.A.)
(Early) Childhood Education (B.A.)
Applied Social Sciences (M.A.)

Partner universities

Shota Meskhia State Teaching University of Zugdidi, Georgia
Yaroslav-the-Wise Novgorod State University, Russia

Short description

In this seminar, students deal with techniques of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for children and adolescents. In multinational teams, they choose mental illnesses and work on CBT treatment strategies.

 

Counselling Parents

Name of teacher

Prof. Dr. Diana Jost

Study programmes

Social Work (B.A.)
(Early) Childhood Education (B.A.)

Partner universities

Kent University, Turkey

Short description

In this seminar, after a short introduction to counselling, students focus on different topics of development in childhood (f.e. attachement). Afterwards, they talk about some problem behaviour in childhood and adolescence that might be related to normal development and / or to specific mental disorders (such as PTSD, anorexia, …). Finally, they identify helpful strategies that parents could use to support their children and produce a video to demonstrate their gained knowledge about parent counselling.

 

Transcultural Group of Dialogue

Name of teacher

Prof. Dr. phil. Cornelia Muth

Study programmes

Social Work (B.A.)
(Early) Childhood Education (B.A.)

Partner universities

University of Alberta, Canada
University of London, United Kingdom
Smithsonian Institution, USA

Short description

Within the setting of a group of dialogue we try to reveal a transcultural communication by reading philosopher Martin Buber's most famous publication „I and Thou“. During this course we have different guests from many countries of the world (Switzerland, Canada, US, GB) to dialogue with us.

 

 

Faculty of Business

Corporate Learning and Innovation

Name of teacher

Prof. Dr. Natalie Bartholomäus

Study programme

Double-degree Master’s study programme “International Business Management” of Bielefeld UAS and the Turkish-German University Istanbul.

Partner university

Turkish-German University, Istanbul, Turkey

Short description

The Master’s module is an English-taught, due to the Covid-19 pandemic initially only virtually designed teaching format, which enables students to gain a cross-border learning experience between the partner universities Bielefeld UAS and the Turkish-German University Istanbul. Teaching staff from both countries will engage in teaching this module by using Zoom and LTI between Moodle and ILIAS. In addition, practical orientation is strengthened by integrating a business simulation game (TOPSIM as cloud solution) and a company representative. Thus, the project can contribute to the following aims:

  • Strategic interlinking of internationalisation and digitalisation;
  • Enabling the experience of multicultural and cross-border settings of collaboration;
  • Enhancing future skills (digital skills and intercultural skills, in particular)

 

Entrepreneurship

Name of teacher

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Bernhard Wach

Study programme

Bachelor students of all disciplines

Partner university

Universität Aleksandër Moisiu Durrës, Albania

Short description

How do you develop a business idea? What makes for a successful start-up?
In the English-taught module “Entrepreneurship”, participants examine issues regarding the creation of a business. Teaching is designed to be strictly virtual for now due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Aside from imparting basic knowledge, the module will focus on case studies and, where appropriate, virtual workshops with industry partners (e.g. Corporate Entrepreneurship). It is aimed not only at the development of entrepreneurial skills, but also at positioning the foundation of a business as an attractive job option. International exchange enriches the students’ levels of experience and knowledge and also creates opportunities to network across borders with regard to start-up projects.

 

Consumer Marketing

Name of teacher

Prof. Dr. Denise Demisch

Study programme

International Business Management (M.A.)

Partner university

South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (XAMK), Finland

Short description

The module is offered in cooperation with the Finnish partner university XAMK – South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences. The virtual international exchange between the participants of the course is an essential part of the course and includes among others:

    • Composition of the course from students of Bielefeld UAS and XAMK
    • Co-teaching by lecturers from both universities
    • Cooperation in German-Finnish student teams
    • Project work in cooperation with German and Finnish companies

 

 Faculty of Health

Case Management in Highly Complex Nursing Situations

Names of teachers

Prof. Dr. Irene Müller
Anne-Kathrin Seegert, MA

Study programme

Nursing (B.A.)

Partner university

St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria

Short description

In this seminar, nursing students from Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences and St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences form virtual teams to discover similarities and differences between the German and Austrian nursing and health systems. The groups select, discuss, analyse and present real cases and suitable nursing measures. For this course, Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences and St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences connected their learning management systems and provided the student groups with virtual whiteboards to allow for collaboration.