Ministry of Education Promotes Video-based Learning

As part of “High-Tech Strategy 2025” (HTS 2025), the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is providing 3.7 million euros to support the “Student Crowd Research” interdisciplinary research project.

Macromedia University
Students at Macromedia University working on a learning project with drones.

This project is a digital educational space that facilitates students’ collaborative and investigative learning. Innovative video technologies are an integral part of the project. Thus far, the majority of German universities use video as a medium for visualization of learning contents: students can view contents, but remain passive spectators. “Student Crowd Research”, on the other hand, aims to utilize video technologies as learning tools.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Hebbel-Seeger from Macromedia University is responsible for this area, which is a cornerstone of “Student Crowd Research”. Only when innovative video technologies are combined with interactive formats and self-evaluative instruments can a significantly greater number of students participate in forms of learning that have traditionally demanded intensive mentorship, e.g. student research projects.

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