Great that you are here and ready to explore the digital student journey with us! We divided the student journey into three phases. For each phase, we offered a variety of live sessions and asynchronous formats, which you can find in the gallery at the bottom of the page.
Click on the phase headers below for more detail on each live session. You will also find the YouTube video links there to see the recorded sessions or you can go directly to our YouTube Playlist.
5pm // A digital headstart for STEM studies in Germany
Take a first step on our joint path along the student journey with our workshop on digital study preparation: In the project “VORsprung” (German for “headstart”), we are developing a time- and location-independent study preparation course. During the Long Night of Ideas, we would like to talk about access to digital learning and find out more about your own (good and bad) experiences. (This workshop will be conducted mostly in German.)
Watch the recording: A digital headstart for STEM studies in Germany
5:30pm // Lost in Orientation?
Does study orientation get easier thanks to digital tools and services? DAAD's Regional Office Cairo gave an insight into their daily business (in English).
6pm // Breakfast in Mexico
Julieta und Javier have coffee with Katharina Fleckenstein and her colleagues at DAAD's Regional Office Mexico-City. They chat (in German) about their upcoming studies in Germany, their digital preparation in the run-up to the DAAD scholarship and about being early birds!
Watch the recording: Breakfast in Mexico
6:45pm // Ready to study? Test it!
In this workshop, our colleagues from g.a.s.t. present their digital self-assessments: You can test your German and English language proficiency (onSET) as well as your Math skills. With DUO (Deutsch Uni Online), you can start learning German and get the language skills you need to study in Germany.
Watch the recording: Ready to study? Test it?
For the Long Night of Ideas, sneak peaks into some of their courses are available on the learning platform of TH Lübeck.
You can also test your German language skills: Welcome to the onSET!
How to learn online with Kiron (pre-produced)
Kiron is an edtech NGO that provides high-quality online education and skills training for refugees and underserved communities worldwide. In this video (YouTube), we show you the 5 steps to becoming an online learner. Learners who are more familiar with offline learning can develop personalised strategies for staying motivated and making the most of digital educational programs.
If you would like to learn more about online learning you can watch the main sections of the course via this YouTube playlist.
Now that you’ve learned the most important steps to becoming an online learner, try to test your knowledge! Take this quiz to see if you remember the important terms and are ready to start learning online.
7:15pm // International Virtual Mobility
How does FernUniversität in Hagen bridge the distance between students in international virtual mobility? In this session, you get an insight into the digital collaborative formats realised between higher education instutions in German, Finland and the Netherlands. And we are also keen to know: Which skills and competences do you develop in collaborative learning?
Watch the recording: International Virtual Mobility
7.30pm // Digital teaching and learning at TH Lübeck
Digital teaching and learning at TH Lübeck: In this workshop, you get to choose your favourite perspective: Learn more about students’ digital campus life. Get an insight into a professor’s work. Let us check out our MOOCs and online courses together. Or do it yourself: Create your own interaction!
Watch the recording: Digital teaching and learning at TH Lübeck
8pm // Student panel: new mobility formats
Barbara and Katharina, students at FernUniversität in Hagen, and Nele and Lisa, students at Hamburg University, talk about their digital international experience. How does intercultural exchange via Skype, Zoom and online whiteboards work? The panel discussion will be held in German - but questions can be asked (and answered) in English as well!
Watch the recording: Student panel: new mobility formats
8:40pm // Interviews with teachers: Communities of Practice
Prof. Dr. Sandra Sprenger, Head of Geography Education Group at Universität Hamburg, and Kateryna Holubinka, lecturer in Media Didactics at FernUniversität in Hagen, talk about offering international online collaboration courses. How does teaching (online) across borders work? How do they - and their students - experience this intercultural exercise? The interview will be held in German - but questions can be asked (and answered) in English as well!
Watch the recording: Interviews with teachers: Communities of Practice
9pm // Digital Credentials and I: Recognition, skills and international mobility
We're looking forward to speaking with DAAD Alumni: bat expert Kseniia from the Leibniz Institute, electrical engineer & battery expert Felipe from the TU Berlin and brain expert Lena from the Berlin School of Mind and Brain. They will be sharing their experiences from their own international student journeys with us – and will be chatting about digital credentials in all shapes and forms. Bonus: Let's talk life skills in general and design our own badges! (This session will be held in English.)
Watch the recording: Alumni Talk: Digital Credentials
If you want to get straight into designing badges.
9:30pm // Alumni Talk: Lunchtime in Mexico
DAAD-Alumni Durdana, German and Imran talked to our colleagues at DAAD's regional office in Mexico-City, Katharina, Alejandro and María Fernanda, about their exciting student and researcher journeys and about lifelong learning in all its glory. Travel with us to Mars and back to Guadalajara! (This talk will be held in English.)