Session: Increasing Research Orientation in Teaching through Open Humanities Resources

Despite the indicative mode of the title I want to pose this issue as an (open) question. My impression is that the digital resources that are (and will in the foreseeable future be) available online for research purposes can also have a stimulating effect for research-oriented teaching and learning. Yet, even if everybody agreed that this sounds right, the devil is in the details: (1) Which teaching and learning scenarios could work? With different research interests and cultures among the humanities disciplines a lot of different angles are possible here. (2) What do we need for this to happen in our universities, technically as well as in terms of skills and knowlegde (e.g. legal issues etc)? Which tools and/or learning environments can help us and our students to work in a research-oriented way with open online resources? (3) Does teaching require different things from open science resources (e.g. in terms of interfaces, data formats etc)?

These are some of the questions that could be asked. More aspects and questions are very welcome.

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About Michael Krause

I am working at the Department of English and American Studies at the University of Potsdam as e-learning coordinator and lecturer for media in English language teaching. I have studied Media Studies and English at Humboldt University Berlin and the University of Potsdam. I have taught in the field of Cultural Studies and Web 2.0 media and film in the English Classroom. As part of my position as e-learning coordinator I am also working in a team, including colleagues from the Institute of Computer Science, on how to integrate elements of personal learning environments (PLE) as well as e-portfolio-scenarios in Liferay - a user-centred, open source platform for communication, collaboration as well as content management.