Rather than replacing classroom training, eLearning at RUB complements it in a meaningful way. Students have the option to access content, carry out assignments, complete (self-learning) tests, and lead discussions with their fellow students online. In addition to the learning platform Moodle, eLearning at our campus also includes online meetings, polling tools, electronic blackboards, video clips, quizzes and tests.
Thanks to eLearning, it is easier than ever to study at one of the University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr) institutions. The UA Ruhr online campus – comprised of the universities of Dortmund, Bochum and Duisburg-Essen – allows students to virtually „take the three universities home“. This is where the learning platform Moodle serves as a connecting and cooperating element. When enrolled for a seminar, the Moodle courses of the respective course can be accessed by all students of the UA Ruhr.
In addition, eLearning at RUB also encourages students to contribute their own ideas: as eTutors in the eTutoring module, students help their teachers implement electronic contents online. In the eLearning competition 5x5000, students and teachers are invited every semester to submit new eLearning ideas and to implement the best ones with the price money awarded to them. As part of the eTeam and eScoutsprojects, teaching assistants participating in the RUB’s eLearning team provide support to all members of our university’s teaching staff.