Knowledge Exchange on Digital Teaching in the Humanities: Tools and methods for open collaboration as well as process- and concept-oriented learning (Lehrtreff)

This digital meeting serves as an exchange platform for ideas and experiences of teachers in the Humanities who want to use suitable digital learning tools for open-outcome discussion. Activating digital learning tools such as quizzes and surveys often aim at the query of students' declarative knowledge. Usually, they are based on binary or quantified logic of yes/no, right/wrong, A/B/C; 1-5 etc. When using these tools in that way, one is able to work with prepared questions and answers.

In the Humanities, we preferably aim to activate discussions that allow for multiple outcomes. Therefore we need other engaging platforms such as,, or They offer room for process-oriented student collaboration, interaction and transfer applications.

Focusing on these tools, the meeting will offer a short introduction to the didactics of engaging students and some important platforms for cooperative, conceptual work. Then, we would like to ask you to share some of your best practice experiences along the lines of: *How* did you reach your teaching/learning goals? *What* platform and what didactics have been applied? *What* are your tips for other lecturers?
As you might have expected we will use the named platforms for our exchange.

In the end, we will see some "good practice" examples and through them, we will explore some tools which inspire students as well as teachers and adequately visualize open-outcome learning and conceptual work.

The meeting will be held in English on 21st of March at 14h00. We invite you to be part of this learning and discussing opportunity. Please don't hesitate to contact us, if there are any further questions. Please register for this course, so we can send you further information before the workshop. The seminar will take place with the registration of at least four participants.


We will hear presentations from SpLit faculty members. They will share some ideas and experiences and invite you to discuss the implications for our teaching and learning.

Bodily awareness in digital teaching - Dr. Irina Turner
This section of the workshop creates a space for common reflection on the long-term effects the digital teaching and research environment has on our bodies and social relationships (teacher-to- student and colleague-to-colleague). While some of the impediments are obvious and unavoidable, others might be creatively altered. Do Zoom and Co potentially also offer spaces conducive to physical well-being? In the anticipation that hybrid and online teaching will be around for a while, we can strategize together on ways of staying well physically and mentally for the long run.

Shared Reading / Shared Writing - Dr. Katrin Horn
Among the core skills students in the humanities are usually expected to develop are critical reading and writing skills. How can we train these in seminars which are additionally meant to teach students the terminologies of their respective disciplines, various theoretical approaches to their objects of study, and central context for their primary texts? In this part of the workshop, Dr. Katrin Horn will introduce two digital tools which have the potential to solve this conundrum: Knightlab and, which allow students to read and write collaboratively. A short presentation will highlight how the tools thus have the potential to increase interactivity (in analogue and digital learning environments), at the same time as they enable teachers to illustrate different steps in the research and writing process.

Pecha Kucha: PowerPoint presentations with a difference - Dr. Anna Wiehl
Teaching online as well as collegially exchange in zoom conference have brought us once more closer to the "Death by PowerPoint Syndrome". To avert this fate, this part of the workshop will present an alternative presentation technique: Pecha Kucha. This technique goes without fancy technological ado, can be easily modified as to the specific requirements of different (teaching) scenarios and is also adept for students' presentations. Mostly, however, it not only enlivens online seminars or workshop but also opens up discussion due to the various associations the visual storytelling method triggers, engaging listeners both cognitively and affectively

Workshop costs:

This workshop is for free, you can "pay" with your openness and engaged activity in the workshop!

Workshop language:

This workshop will be held in English.

Zoom meeting informations

Meeting-ID: 652 6466 8446
Kenncode: 375500

We added some extra information about our topics and presentations within the meeting.

Universität: Universität Bayreuth
Seminarleitung: Paul Dölle, PD Dr. Anna Wiehl, Dr. Katrin Horn, Dr. Irina Turner
Seminar ID: FBZHL UBT WS2122 62F TeachingHumanities
FBZHL der Universität Bayreuth
Nürnbergerstr. 38, Bayreuth
This seminar takes place purely virtually and is organized using ZOOM. You will need a computer with microphone and camera. You will learn everything else by e-mail.
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Termine: 21.03.2022 , 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr

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Verfügbare Plätze: 30 Plätze, davon 16 frei
Stufe: Grund- und Aufbaustufe
Anrechenbare Stunden: Bereich A mit 2 Arbeitseinheiten
Bereich D mit 1 Arbeitseinheiten
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