So you as students and teachers at Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences can use the potential of digitisation for your studies or your teaching, Learning Support offers various eLearning services:

Learning platform

Learning Support maintains ILIAS, the learning platform at Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences. ILIAS is the central software system that provides support for teaching. Learning Support is responsible for the following areas:

  • Overall responsibility, conception
  • Ongoing user support
  • Workshops and training sessions
  • Documentation/online support

The learning platform can be accessed by students and employees at Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences via https://ilias.fhv.at Selected content is also publicly available via https://ilias.fhv.at/open.

In addition to the learning platform ILIAS, Learning Support also maintains additional programs used by Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences, such as

  • Zotero - software to support academic work,
  • Camtasia - software to produce screencasts 
  • Doodle - a web service for scheduling appointments 

Continuing education

Learning Support designs workshops and tutorials with the aim of teaching media skills and media teaching skills to our students and teachers. These services should support the targeted use of eLearning and enable you to exploit the potential of digitisation.

Advice

Learning Support provides advice and support for you as a student or teacher with the use of eLearning at Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences. This advice is offered at various levels and comprises for example the selection and recommendation of appropriate tools or didactic scenarios for eLearning use.

Production

The production of eLearning content (= digital media for use in teaching/learning) is another area of activity. Learning Support produces eLearning content in different variations and supports teachers with its production. Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences supports the Open Educational Resources concept and provides its own creations to the public for use where possible and sensible.

Here are a few selected examples: 

  • Hypertext content
  • Wiki-based content
  • Screencasts
  • Recordings of lectures in the form of podcasts

Networking an market observation

Learning Support has a cross-regional network. Through it, our teachers can access a wider range of services and attend continuing education across a number of institutions. Furthermore, Learning Support follows the development and relevant discussions in order to identify potentials at an early stage and make use of them for Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences.

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