All you need to become an EduTec guru: At the University of Frankfurt, you can follow an Educational Technology specialization within the department of computer science. We regularly provide the following lectures and classes on Educational Technologies:

M-EduTec 1

Content: Technology is affecting the way people learn and can make learning more meaningful, transferable, effective, or more attractive. Within this lecture, we will look into the research and application field of educational technologies. We will explore how the latest technological trends are transforming the way individuals learn and how organizations can plan sustainable learning interventions by taking advantage of the latest technologies and approaches. These approaches will not only be studied; rather, we also aim to embed them into the lecture in order to experience how educational technologies can change the way we learn and teach.
The lecture will first lay the theoretical educational and psychological foundation for ongoing educational technology practitioners and experts. Based on this we will explore various pressing research topics in the field of educational technologies such as Open Education, Trusted Learning Analytics, New Learning Experience, and Seamless Learning.

  • Open Online Education offers an alternative path for education, competence development and professionalization beyond the traditional borders of educational institutions. Learners enter and engage in open educational practices to meet, network, collaborate, work, learn and innovate.
  • Trusted Learning Analytics is the collection and analysis of data about learners and their contexts, in order to understand and optimize learning experiences and the environments in which they occur.
  • New Learning Experience investigates new technologies like AR/VR, sensors and wearables that emerge in an ever-increasing pace. While none of these technologies are directly aimed at education, they do have a strong impact on society and thus on education by creating the opportunity for new ways of learning.
  • Mobile Learning focuses on how learners easily move from one „place“ to another and create their own learning „places“, e.g. by using mobile devices and cloud-technology. Learners‘ mobility and control on what, when, where and how they want to learn are in the center of mobile learning. Mobile Learning explores new innovative technology and pedagogy and extends the formal classroom with learning experiences in the field.

The lecture and the exercise will be given in English. The quality of English writing and talking of the participants will not be considered for the final marks lecture.

Learning goals:
The lecture lays the foundation for the research and application field of educational technologies. The participants learn about the interplay of the three main disciplines in the field of educational technologies mainly educational science, psychology and computer science. On this foundation, the participants will learn about the main theories, methods, and technologies applied in the field.

M-EduT-PR

Content: Within the practicum, we dig deeper into the topics that the EduTec 1 lecture was introducing by working concrete research challenges on pressing research topics in the field of educational technologies such as: Open Education, Trusted Learning Analytics, New Learning Experience, and Mobile Learning.

  • Open Online Education offers an alternative path for education, competence development and professionalization beyond the traditional borders of educational institutions. Learners enter and engage in open educational practices to meet, network, collaborate, work, learn and innovate.
  • Trusted Learning Analytics is the collection and analysis of data about learners and their contexts, in order to understand and optimize learning experiences and the environments in which they occur.
  • New Learning Experience investigates new technologies like AR/VR, sensors and wearables that emerge in an ever-increasing pace. While none of these technologies are directly aimed at education, they do have a strong impact on society and thus on education by creating the opportunity for new ways of learning.
  • Mobile Learning focuses on how learners easily move from one „place“ to another and create their own learning „places“, e.g. by using mobile devices and cloud-technology. Learners‘ mobility and control on what, when, where and how they want to learn are in the center of mobile learning. Mobile Learning explores new innovative technology and pedagogy and extends the formal classroom with learning experiences in the field. The course will be supported by a Moodle environment and various technology enhancement that will enable all participants to experiences a technology-enriched learning scenario.
    Communication will be in English, but final reports can also be written in German. The quality of English writing and talking of the participants will not be considered for the final marks.

Learning goals:
The practicum allows the students to invest time into a concrete project/product on educational technology. The students will work together in research teams and work their way through requirements engineering, technology development and testing their prototypes in lab or field studies. The students can work either own own projects that suit the scope or address one of the research challenges that we listed on the Bachelor / Master topics page.