Strategic projects are pushing TU Graz focuses forward. Strategic projects are determined within the master plan and the performance agreement of the federal ministry.
"Education 2020" is one of the strategic projects of TU Graz, that is commissioned by the Vice Rector for Academic Affairs of TU Graz. By means of the strategic project Education 2020, a central pillar of teaching is being created anew – higher education development. A high-quality and sustainable higher education development can only be designed together with students and teaching staff. Higher education development at TU Graz comprises planning, implementation and (further) development of teaching. Apart from strategic higher education development, the primary focus is on the use of innovative didactic models in higher education, if necessary supported by educational technologies. The aim of these measures is to ensure an excellent internationally oriented training of graduates of occupational fields in research and industry.
The former department for "Social Learning", which was part of the IT Services, has become an own organizational unit of the Vice Rector for Academic Affairs in 2016. Since it is called "Educational Technologies".
Thus, IT Services ist a strong partner of TU Graz Educational Technologies. This cooperation is a main success criteria for the realisation and long-term establishment of didactical driven Technology Enhanced Learning at TU Graz. The support of web-based systems and technologies are of highest priority. It´s integration into the TU Graz IT infrastructure today and in future are the core operations of this cooperation. Furthermore, the service catalog of IT Services offer four services by TU Graz Educational Technologies.
For decades, the cooperation with the TU Graz Institute of Information Systems and Computer Media has been driven mainly by the usage of the so called WBTmaster, which had been developed by Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Nikolai Scerbakov since the later 1990s and has been used as learning management system called "TU Graz TeachCenter" by the entire university between October 2006 and March 2017. In March 2017 the WBTmaster went into retirement and was followed by a platform on basis of the LMS software Moodle.
Additionally, Dr. Martin Ebner is university lecturer at the Institute of Information Systems and Computer Media, which was fusioned with the „Knowledge Technologies Institute“ (KTI) in the beginning of 2017 and is now called "nteractive Systems & Data Science“ (ISDS)".
Consultancy and training in the use of new media from a didactical point is essential for a successful long-term realisation of technology enhanced learning. Besides individual consultancy, the in-house training offers a good platform to reach many teachers. The courses offered there cover topics from the field of technology enhanced learning as well as trainings of the platforms serviced by TU Graz Educational Technologies.
For more information visit the in-house training program on your personal TUGRAZonline pages.
"TU Graz Life Long Learning provides an extensive programme for continuing education in the fields of technology and the natural sciences. Working together with national and international cooperation partners, Life Long Learning responds to current needs and developments in industry, providing relevant continuing education options." (from TU Graz Life Long Learning Homepage, July 2017)
To meet the requirements for lifelong learing at TU Graz the office "TU Graz Life Long Learning" has been established in November 2005. TU Graz Life Long Learning brings together TU Graz and external partners from industry and economy. You can enroll for master and doctoral programs, university courses, trainings and seminars. The target group focuses on:
Our cooperation with TU Graz Life Ling Learning concentrates on the management of TU Graz TeachCenter courses and on consultant activities to ensure an optimize realisation of the courses offered.
Especially the field of lifelong learning facilitates possibilities to implement e-learning methods such as distance learning; it is a forward-looking and trendsetting enrichment to classroom teaching.For further information visit TU Graz Life Long Learning:TU Graz Life Long Learning