http://www.dgwf.net/img/DGWF_small.gifErfolgskonzept Fernstudium: Betreuung, Individualisierung, Methodenmix und Virtualität/ Distance Education as a Recipe for Success: Student Support, Individualization, Mix of Methods and Virtuality.
Die Ausschreibung für Programmbeiträge (CfP) der AG-F-Frühjahrstagung zum Thema Erfolgskonzept Fernstudium: Betreuung, Individualisierung, Methodenmix und Virtualität/ Distance Education as a Recipe for Success: Student Support, Individualization, Mix of Methods and Virtuality ist jetzt öffentlich. Die Frühjahrstagung findet vom 30. Mai bis 01. Juni 2012 an der Universität Hambug statt. Die Tagung wird auch einen internationalen Strang umfassen, bei dem Englisch Konferenzsprache ist. Die Ausschreibung für Programmbeiträge finden Sie hier. Here you can find the Call for Papers. (23.01.12).
Call for Papers

The Section for Distance Education (AG-F) within the German Association for University Continuing and Distance Education (DGWF) will host its annual spring conference from May 30 to June 1 in cooperation with the Center for University Continuing Education of Hamburg University (AWW). The conference will look into the following theme:
Distance Education as a Concept for Success: Student Support, Individualization, Mix of Methods and Virtuality

There will be two strands: one in German and one in English. The keynotes will be held in English. The sessions will be either in German or in English.
Against this background we want to discuss the following aspects and lines of discourse in the
following subsections:
1. Student support

Is student support really key to success in distance learning? Are there research results which proof the predominance of well supported distance learning? What is the meaning of support in times of webbased learning / elearning? Which concepts have been proven valuable and transferable? What are the essential qualifications moderators, tutors, mentors need for a subjectspecific support, what is necessary for student support beyond subjects? How can the quality of student support be evaluated and further developed?
2. Individualisation

Are distance teaching concepts and webbased arrangements more appropriate to serve the individualisation of learning paths than the traditional instructional designs? Is supported distance learning the future? What is needed in order to develop the individual learner to become an expert in his or her individual learning process? What are the follow-up changes in the teacher’s and tutor’s roles and tasks? What are the competences needed and who qualifies the students by what means? How can individualization with web 2.0 and user generated content be brought in line. What significant value should e-portfolios provide regarding documentation and recognition of prior learning and acquired competences? Which concepts are in place to secure and develop quality of individualized learning processes and/or can be recommended?
3. Mix of methods and virtuality

Is mix of methods a set part of the recipe for success in distance learning? Is the good old written course material disused and has virtuality taken over when it comes to transfer content? What are the consequences of virtuality with regard to student support. What is/what will be the role of face-to-face meetings between teachers and students and students among themselves? How can we make sure that mix of methods will not end in itself but stay part of a didactical concept? Which steps of quality assurance and development are appropriate, evaluated and exemplary with regard to mix of methods and virtuality?
Closing date is March 15, 2012. Please send your proposal to: agf-tagungsbeitrag@dgwf.net.