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The Impact of E-Learning Elements in German Part Time Studies - An Example of the Merseburg University of Applied Sciences

: Rachfall, Thomas; Förster-Trallo, Dirk; Zimbelmann, Emma Elisa

Czech Technical University, Prag; Czech Institute of Academic Education -CIAE-:
IAC in Dresden 2019. Proceedings : Dresden, Germany, October 25-26, 2019
Prague: CIAE, 2019
ISBN: 978-80-88203-13-1
International Academic Conference on Teaching, Learning and E-learning <2019, Dresden>
International Academic Conference on Management, Economics and Marketing <2019, Dresden>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IMW ()
part-time students; student requirements; E-Learning; digital learning

Almost every university today applies digitization or e-learning strategies. The main objectives are often to increase the quality of teaching and to offer as motivated teaching as possible. Therefore, most universities employ experts. Of course, in addition to these e-learning experts, lecturers will also influence the way of teaching and are very important for the digitization process. However, very often the whole process forget about a very important thing: the student. This study starts exactly there. One third of all students enrolled in the part-time learning course Business Administration at Merseburg University of Applied Sciences took part. The study provides insight into the students wishes and requirements. The special environment of part-time learning offers a particularly interesting perspective: Part-time learning students – who are generally fully involved in professional life - are normally highly motivated, but are also interested in optimizing their studies. The participants were therefore specifically asked about possible applications of e-learning. Furthermore, it was surveyed which types of e-learning would help most (theory videos, exercise videos, podcasts, etc.). In addition, the necessary contact to fellow students and teachers was discussed, as well as technical requirements.