In the winter semester 2021/22, presence teaching will be possible for all courses with fewer than 65 participants. However, safety measures such as mouth/nose masks, distance or entry regulations ("3G proofs") can change at very short notice and have an impact on the implementation of classroom teaching. Therefore, always keep an eye on the current regulations and developments.
Which safety measures must be considered when teaching in the classroom?
Please note that at the beginning of the course you have to check the 3G proofs and remind your students to register their seat number in the new WU Check-In. Please avoid large group formations and crowding in front of the classrooms. Thus, we kindly ask you to finish your lectur 5 minutes early. The most recent safety measures can be found here at any time.
Can I use digital tools for activation in the classroom as well?
Digital tools for surveys, brainstorming or collaborative learning processes are very suitable for classroom teaching. Students can participate in anonymous surveys, word clouds or quizzes with their smartphones. These methods are a good way to for example, introduce a new topic. At the same time, you gain an insight into the students' level of knowledge.
Creative tools such as Mural can be used to visualise contexts very well in the classroom or to design digital whiteboards in groups. You can learn how digital tools and didactical media tricks can be used successfully in the training courses of the Digital Teaching Services.
How can I use already developed digital teaching material in the classroom?
In recent semesters, many lecturers have digitised their teaching content and produced learning videos, podcasts or lecturecasts, etc. Provided the content has remained u-to-date, you can continue to share this teaching and learning material with your students via MyLEARN.
Students highly appreciate the possibility to listen to complex content several times. Teaching materials that have already been created can be used specifically for self-learning phases. Students acquire content themselves and the presence units are used for discussion and consolidation - in the sense of blended learning or flipped classrooms. By means of a quiz, e.g. on MyLEARN, prior to the next classroom unit, you can provide incentives for self-study and give points for participation.
I would like to encourage social interaction in the classroom, what can I do to achieve this?
Social interaction and (informal) exchange between students and teachers are often neglected in online teaching. By using informal methods of getting to know each other and group work, you can give students the opportunity to start a conversation and share their learning experiences.
Building networks is extremely helpful for the students' success in their studies. You should also offer your students the chance to ask questions after the lecture in a less frequented area and take advantage of your personal office hours.
I would like to combine my presence courses with digital assessments - is that possible?
Of course, it is possible to combine classroom teaching with online assessments, as this will continue to be significant in the future. What is important is to make sure to describe the teaching and examination design properly in the syllabus before the start of the semester. The entire spectrum of digital examination designs (oral, written or Remote-Take-Home-Exams) will remain available to you. In addition, your students can work on digital assignments, e.g. on MyLEARN, throughout the semester.