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OEB speaker Jürgen Handke

Jürgen Handke

Linguist, Educator, Awardwinning Digital Learning and Teaching Pioneer, Germany

Jürgen Handke is a German Professor for English Linguistics and Web Technology. He retired from university in April 2020 but still conducts several teaching and learning projects. A pioneer of digital teaching and way ahead of his time Handke started to introduce innovative, digital and interactive teaching methods in the form of CD-ROMs in the early 1990s. This new way of teaching resulted in the creation of the world’s first and largest e-learning platform for linguistics, the Virtual Linguistics Campus (VLC) in 2000.

Since 2012 Handke published several books about modern teaching, the most influential ones are 2012 'E-Learning, E-Teaching and E-Assessment', 2014 'Patient Hochschullehre', 2015 'Handbuch Hochschullehre Digital' (2nd ed. 2017, 3rd ed. 2020) and 2020 'Humanoide Roboter – Showcase, Partner und Werkzeug'. In 2013 Handke received the highest Hessian Teaching and Learning Award for his Inverted Classroom Mastery Model, in October 2015 he was awarded the highest German teaching award, Ars Legendi Prize for Digital Teaching and Learning. 2016 he received the DIE-prize for his MOOC #DEU4ARAB and in 2017 he received the national OER-Award for his MOOC FIT4UNI. 2019 Handke and his team were awarded the prize “Science in Dialogue” for their communication concept “Robotikum”. Handke is a member of the national board "Hochschulforum Digitalisierung" and of the advisory board for the foundation of the new TU Nuremberg.