The following teaching methods and course types are possible:
Teacher-centered teaching alternates with practical exercises or presentation by the participants during the course.
The participants work on a topic that is related to a larger project.
Skills are trained with practical tasks.
All topics are worked out and developed with the consultation of the participants.
Several types may be combined.
When you prepare a course, you should make clear which participants you want to reach and what prior knowledge you are expecting.
Teaching is expected in a gender- and diversity-sensible way. We will offer online trainings on these topics for specific groups of lecturers.
We will group all courses into categories of time and topic. The length of your course can vary (according to our block scheme). We will arrange the schedule by taking other courses into account as well.
Official coordinator and venue (also for online teaching) will be the University of Bremen. All teaching regulations in Bremen University are also relevant for the summer courses. Technical infrastructures of the participating departments at Bremen University will be available for use. Especially the learning management system STUD.IP and the video conference systems are given.
External lecturers will receive a lecturer account, which authorizes to use most of tools within the learning management and the video conference systems. Participants will receive a guest account.
Based on our experience with some 50 online courses during summer 2020, we strongly recommend the video conference system Big Blue Button. At Bremen University it is integrated in the learning management system STUD.IP, so that every class group has also direct access to pad, wiki, videos, etc. Lecturers can also use the tools DoIT and EduWork Builder, to prepare time-scheduled tasks. As soon as a course will be accepted for the summer universities we will offer individual or group trainings for lecturers.
For privacy reasons we will not accept any use of tools which are not hosted within the European Union. There will be no exception. We will also offer trainings on privacy aspects within online teaching.
Necessary software installations, which need to be hosted at Bremen University, have to be communicated early in advance. No adminstration rights for computer labs are given to lecturers.
We recommend early exchange with the organizers of the summer university if the installation process of a specific software is part of the course content or if applications with critical administration rights will be used.
If courses are going to be run in place at Bremen University WiFi and other necessary teaching materials (e.g. projector, moderating materials, etc.) are available free of charge in every classroom. Further details will be arranged individually.
In the submission form you can choose the course type. We will check your specifications and, if necessary, recommend modifications.