Knowledge Factory HEF94
What Kind of Digital Higher Education Do We Need?
Date Friday, Dec 7 Time – Room Tiergarten
Although the German word Bildung is frequently translated as “education”, it means much more. Should we be content with preparing young people for the role of the “neoliberal entrepreneurial self”, or does education dare to aspire to offer learners a fulfilled life? In this Knowledge Factory we will examine how, in different contexts, we can use technologies to develop future-oriented skills.
Universitiy of Potsdam, Center for Quality Development in Teaching and Studies, Germany
Jörg Hafer studied pedagogy, sociology and philosophy in Frankfurt a. M., Karlsruhe and Leiden (NL). He works in the e-learning sector since 1999, in an international company, then company founder and owner of an e-learning company. Activities include product development, didactic conception, consulting, lecturer and project manager including the development and implementation of e-learning solutions for companies and institutions. Since 2007 he has been increasingly involved in the AG eLEARNiNG (now: Teaching and Media at the Center for Quality Development) of the University of Potsdam (ZfQ), where he is head of department since 2010.
At ZfQ, in addition to his leadership activities, he mainly works in consulting, conception and project management of e-learning projects.
Thematic interests include e-portfolios and university development, cultural changes within digital transformation, quality development and evaluation research as well as the transdisciplinary development of digital education technologies. Jörg is blogging on joerghafer.de and lives in Berlin. More about Jörg Hafer and his work can be found at http://www.uni-potsdam.de/zfq/lehre-und-medien.html and in Xing.
Universität Potsdam, Germany
Dr. Sophia Rost completed her doctorate in philosophy at the University of Potsdam with a thesis on democracy and political theory. Since 2014 she works as a project manager in the field of quality management for higher education. Since then, she managed digital education projects. Recently, she and her team are concerned with the development of online assessment to check individual competencies and interests and to give an automatised response on how the interested person fits the profile of the chosen study program. She also taught and held research positions in Potsdam, Dublin (Ireland) and Philadelphia (USA).
Her main interests are in social transformations like globalisation, digitalisation and neoliberalism and their relation to the shape of higher education.