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Kategorie: ‘Studies & Teaching’

Innovative Learning: MoodleCafé begins

May 22nd, 2024 | by
RWTHmoodle Cafe

Source: Own Illustration

This semester, the Center for Teaching and Learning Services (CLS) is offering the new digital exchange format “MoodleCafé” for the first time via Zoom, which focuses on a selected Moodle topic with best practice examples from RWTH teaching practice. This semester’s topics include the Moodle activities “StudentQuiz” and “Peer Review“.

The first MoodleCafé will take place on June 12 from 2pm to 3 pm and will focus on the collaborative StudentQuiz. This offers numerous didactic advantages by enabling students to create, answer and evaluate quiz questions together, while at the same time integrating gamification elements to increase motivation. Read the rest of this entry »

CodeClubMG Visit to the Chair of HPC

May 3rd, 2024 | by
CodeClub Presentation

Source: Marc-André Hermanns 
Christian Terboven during the cluster tour

On April 23, 2024, we had the pleasure of welcoming a group of dedicated CodeClubMG students to the Chair of High Performance Computing (Computer Science 12). The visit was organized by Tom Hilgers, Master student of Computer Science and part of the operational management of CodeClubMG. “With the excursion, we bring the students closer to the world of computer science. We were able to show them that computer science is not just about programming, but a very diverse subject area,” Tom tells us.

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Community Meeting of Moodle.NRW

April 17th, 2024 | by
Harald Schnurbusch stands in front of the slides during his presentation.

Harald Schnurbusch at the presentation “Exam Scan – Digital insight for paper-pencil exams”
Source: Own illustration

After the Moodle university meeting at the University of Leipzig in March, the competence centers and Moodle.NRW jointly invited to a community meeting at the Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) on April 10. The meeting was aimed at all those involved in the use and development of the Moodle or ILIAS learning platforms at their university or other educational institutions. Colleagues from the “Service & Communication” department also accepted the invitation and are happy to report on the gathering here.

In addition to the opportunity to exchange ideas with other participants in personal discussions, a total of 16 sessions were held on various topics relating to the platforms and the design of digital teaching. RWTH Aachen University was also involved with a presentation. As in Leipzig, Harald Schnurbusch from the Center for Teaching and Learning Services (CLS) presented the Moodle plugin Exam Scan developed at RWTH.

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Welcome to the Summer Semester 2024!

April 10th, 2024 | by
Clock and apple on school books

Source: Freepik

The nights are getting shorter and the days are getting long again – time for a new semester to start!

With this in mind, we would like to welcome you and wish you a successful summer semester 2024!

Studying has become much more digital in recent years. This means that people are not only learning from books but also a lot on their laptops, tablets and smartphones. Are you already connected?

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#RWTHWelcomeWeek for the Summer Semester 2024 – On Site for You!

April 8th, 2024 | by
Students at a stand

Source: Own illustration

RWTH Aachen University once again welcomed new students for the summer semester 2024 with the traditional Welcome Week! This series of events is an excellent opportunity, especially for international students, to get to know the services and processes at RWTH Aachen University.

The IT Center was also there again on April 3, 2024 and was live on site at the Freshers’ Fair as part of the Welcome Week to answer your questions. In the following blog post, we report on the successful exchanges with the students.


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Scrapbooking – Creative Method for Your Studies

April 5th, 2024 | by
Stack of Ringbooks with first Notes. Scrapbooking

Source: Freepik

Are you ready to add a personal touch to your studies and take your organization to the next level? Then grab your scissors, glue and other materials, because today we’re going to introduce you to the wonderful world of scrapbooking!

When you think of scrapbooking, images of creatively designed photo albums may come to mind first. But did you know that scrapbooking can also play an invaluable role in your everyday study life? It’s not just about capturing memories, but also about organizing your thoughts, ideas and even your study materials.


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RWTHonline: How to register for LV and PV

April 3rd, 2024 | by
Top view of school supplies range

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Especially at the beginning of your studies, everything is new and confusing. How do I register for my courses? And what does “Requirements met ” mean? Why can’t I see my study room yet, even though I have registered for the course?

Good preparation for the coming semester includes registering promptly for the courses (LV) and, later in the semester, for the examinations (PV). You can register in RWTHonline via the “Study Overview (Curriculum Support)” application.


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Five Years of RWTHmoodle

March 25th, 2024 | by
Lettering 5 years RWTHmoodle in speech bubble

Source: Own illustration

With the go live of RWTHmoodle on March 5, 2019, a milestone was reached in the digitization strategy for teaching. This strategy provides for the development and implementation of digitalization concepts for excellent teaching. Among other things, the required system should be able to adapt to constantly changing requirements.

In the following blog post, you can read how the Moodle instance came to RWTH and what we have already experienced with it.


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RWTHmoodle University Meeting in Leipzig

March 22nd, 2024 | by
A picture of a black doctor's hat lying on an open laptop. The screen of the laptop is blank. Above the image is the text RWTH and moodle.

Source: Own Illustration

Current Developments & Trends –
Video Subtitling, Digital Exam Viewing and Organization of the Moodle Community

ChatGPT and Large Language Models – how they change teaching, learning and working. At the Moodle University Meeting at Leipzig University, there was a lot of discussion about generative AI and its application scenarios in university teaching. Nevertheless, there was still enough room for other exciting topics: from Moodle quizzes and the integration of Jupyter notebooks in Moodle to service strategies, plugin lifecycles and community work to accessibility, a wide range of topics was represented. RWTH Aachen University was also among the 120 participants with two people from the IT Center and the Center for Teaching and Learning Services (CLS) and supplemented the program with two presentations and a co-moderation.

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RWTH Software Shop for Students

March 15th, 2024 | by
Vector standing next to phone illustration with cart icon

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asknet Solutions AG, the current operator of the RWTH Software Shop, is currently undergoing self-administered insolvency proceedings. For this reason, RWTH Aachen University will terminate the current contract prematurely and offer an interim solution. This change will also affect the product range for students, which is why we have summarised the most important changes for you below.

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