Study overview

"Shaping learning in the digital age"

 

Do you want to manage adult and continuing education professionally?
You want to inspire your participants as a face-to-face and online trainer?
You would like to design interactive learning media and courses?
You want to create effective e-learning and blended learning concepts?
You want to pass on digital competences to multipliers and employees?
You want to bring the digital transformation in education forward?

In the Master's programme "Digital Learning" you will develop the necessary competences to be able to design, realise and reflect on attractive and target group-oriented learning offers. Didactic-methodical skills, hands-on media competences and an understanding of economic framework conditions enable you to exploit the potential of virtual and physical learning spaces and to act confidently on both classical and digital stages.

After completing the degree, you will be able to work in the field of operational training and further education, in personnel development, in e-learning agencies, in adult education, in media and publishing houses as well as in interface or multiplier functions in companies in an operational, advisory or managerial capacity.

 

Short formDL
Type of studyFull time
Standard period of study3 semester
Admission restrictionsMaster of Arts (M.A.)
Start of studies

Winter semester

Restriction on admissionSpecific
Lecture locationAnsbach, virtual seminar room
Language of instructionGerman
Course management Prof. Dr. Verena Gerner
Student advisory service

Prof. Dr. Verena Gerner

 

Student Services studierendenservice.dl(at)hs-ansbach.de

 

Admission requirements

To apply for this degree programme, you must have completed at least six theoretical semesters of higher education studies (all subject areas) with an overall grade of 2.5 or better and have generally earned 210 ECTS credits, but at least 180 ECTS credits. If you bring less than 210 ECTS credits with you at the start of your studies, you will need to plan additional time to make up for any missing ECTS credits. In addition, you prove your above-average motivation to study with a letter of motivation.

To participate in the online course units, you must also have your own, fully-fledged terminal (desktop PC or notebook) with a powerful Internet connection, webcam plus headset. Your personal learning location should allow you to take part in the seminars in the virtual classroom without being disturbed.

Notes for applicants who are not (yet) able to prove all prerequisites:

Apply even if you do not yet have all the documents together, e.g. if you are missing the grade of the Bachelor's thesis and thus still lack the actual overall grade. If you submit your current grade point average (without BA grade) instead, it is usually possible to estimate whether you will (probably) achieve the required grade point average. In this way, you may be able to gain admission sooner and thus have more planning security.


If you have less than 210 ECTS at the start of your studies, it is necessary to make up the missing ECTS points in the first year of study. These can be obtained by completing additional study modules or by providing evidence of relevant professional practice. We will be happy to recommend suitable modules from our degree programmes and from the courses offered by the Virtual University of Bavaria. We will also advise you on the suitability of already acquired and/or planned practical activities with regard to possible recognition.

Study structure

The Master's programme "Digital Learning" comprises 90 ECTS credits and a standard period of study of three semesters.

 

Compulsory modules incl. practical project

Within the framework of the compulsory modules, you will be enabled to describe and control learning processes of adults as well as to evaluate them with the help of scientific methods. You will sharpen your eye for the aesthetic design of media, gain knowledge of technical standards and apply project management methods to e-learning productions.
You will receive a sound introduction to the design and implementation of media-supported learning scenarios and develop the competence to produce multimedia and interactive learning modules with the help of authoring tools. You will acquire the role understanding and tools to lead interactive seminars and workshops - both in presence and online. In a practical project, you will apply the knowledge you have acquired to a real, complex task, enabling you to gain usable practical experience and make professional contacts. In addition, you will train your ability to collaborate virtually and across disciplines.
Through the broad-based curriculum, you will acquire conceptualization and assessment skills as well as implementation skills for learning settings that are significant in corporate practice. This opens up a wide range of professional activities for you in adult/continuing education, in the media industry, and in related fields.

 

Elective modules

For completing the elective module, you can choose from a selection of modules from our master's degree programs as well as from the courses offered by the Virtual University of Bavaria, which usefully complement the topic of digital teaching and learning.

 

Master thesis

The master's thesis offers you room for individual in-depth study and can be written in cooperation with a company. Depending on the topic, supervisor and previous education, master's theses can have a descriptive, formative or evaluative character. For example, your master's thesis may involve the (re-)conception and practical implementation of a digital learning offer, the literature/data-based description and analysis of current learning trends, or the evaluation of framework conditions or effects in the use of digital forms of learning.

 

Teaching and testing methods

Since teaching methods and formats are themselves the subject of learning in this programme, different learning designs are used in the modules. These include traditional face-to-face seminars with classical and/or digital media, blended learning scenarios, asynchronous online courses and courses in the virtual classroom. In this way, you experience the effect of different combinations of methods and media and receive role models for your future actions. Depending on the competence objective, project work, oral examinations/presentations or written examinations are used as examination forms.

Study organisation

The respective lecturers of the modules are responsible for the temporal and spatial arrangement of the course offerings. In principle, courses can be taken on all weekdays during the semester. Experience has shown that the virtual parts of the programme result in a comparatively higher degree of spatial and, in part, temporal flexibility in the weekly timetable, which enables students to work alongside their Master's programme (to a manageable extent). However, this Master's programme is not a part-time programme tailored to the needs of employed persons. The self-study and project phases are demanding and time-consuming, so the focus should be on studying rather than working.

 

Further Information

 

 

 

Career prospects

After completing the Master's programme, you will be able to work in the field of in-company training and further education, in personnel development, in e-learning agencies, in adult education, in media and publishing houses as well as in interface or multiplier functions in companies and organisations in an operational, advisory or managerial capacity.

Possible job profiles are:

  • Digital Learning Expert
  • Corporate Learning Manager
  • E-Learning Coordinator
  • Trainer - Presence/Online
  • Adult Education Instructor
  • E-Learning Author
  • Learning Media Developer
  • Blended Learning Designer
  • Education Project Manager
  • Learning Consultant

Staff

Prof. Dr. Verena Gerner – Studiengangleitung Digital Learning (DL) / Studienfachberatung Digital Learning (DL) / Vorsitz Prüfungskommission Digital Learning (DL)

Prof. Dr. Verena Gerner

Studiengangleitung Digital Learning (DL) / Studienfachberatung Digital Learning (DL) / Vorsitz Prüfungskommission Digital Learning (DL)

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Prof. Dr. Verena Gerner

Prof. Dr. Verena Gerner – Studiengangleitung Digital Learning (DL) / Studienfachberatung Digital Learning (DL) / Vorsitz Prüfungskommission Digital Learning (DL)

Studiengangleitung Digital Learning (DL) / Studienfachberatung Digital Learning (DL) / Vorsitz Prüfungskommission Digital Learning (DL)

Funktionen:

  • Studiendekanin der Fakultät Medien
  • Studiengangleitung Digital Learning (DL)
  • Studienfachberatung Digital Learning (DL)
  • Vorsitz Prüfungskommission Digital Learning (DL)
  • Studiengangleitung Multimediales Didaktisches Design (MDD)
  • Studienfachberatung Multimediales Didaktisches Design (MDD)
  • Vorsitz Prüfungskommission Multimediales Didaktisches Design (MDD)
  • Wissenschaftliche Leiterin Servicecenter für digitale Lehre und Didaktik (SDL)

Lehrgebiete:

  • Mediendidaktik
  • Digitale Lehr-/Lernszenarien
  • Online-Moderation

Vita:

  • Seit 10/2019: Professorin für Didaktik digitaler Medien an der Hochschule Ansbach
  • Seit 2015: Freiberufliche Trainerin und Beraterin für Unternehmen und Akademien, u.a. WiSo-Führungskräfte-Akademie Nürnberg und Zentrum für Hochschuldidaktik (DiZ) Ingolstadt
  •  2016-2019: Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin an der Hochschule Ansbach; Lehrbeauftragte an der TH Nürnberg; Erwerb des Zertifikats Hochschullehre Bayern; Promotion zum Thema „Digitale Kompetenz bei Pädagogischen Professionals fördern“ am Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftspädagogik und Personalentwicklung der FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • 2012-2016: Berufspraxis bei zwei Weiterbildungsakademien (Grundig Akademie Nürnberg, Professio GmbH Ansbach); zertifizierte Weiterbildungen als Trainerin, Business-Coach und systemische Organisationsentwicklerin sowie Qualifizierung als Live-Online-Trainerin, Blended Learning Designerin und virtuelle Moderatorin
  • 2008-2013: Studium der Sozialökonomik (M.Sc.) an der FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg und Zweitstudium der Psychologie (B.Sc.) an der FernUni Hagen
  • 2006-2008: Ausbildung zur Mediengestalterin für Digital- und Printmedien (IHK)

Veröffentlichungen:

Gerner, V. (2020). Live-Online-Lehre (Website). Abrufbar unter: www.live-online-lehre.de

Gerner, V., Jahn, D. & Schmidt, C. (2019). Blended Learning: Die richtige Mischung macht’s! Hochschuldidaktischer Leitfaden. >>> zum Volltext

Gerner, V. (2019). Digitale Kompetenz bei Pädagogischen Professionals fördern (Dissertation). Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. >>> zum Volltext

Gerner, V. & Vode, D. (2019). Die Schreibkompetenz von Studierenden mit digitalen Medien fördern. DIZ Didaktik-Nachrichten, 6/2019. >>> zum Volltext

Gerner, V. & Vode, D. (2018). Schreiben digital in die Lehre integrieren. Neues Handbuch Hochschullehre, 9/2018.

Gerner, V. & Roderus, S. (2017). Digitale Werkzeuge für eine aktivierende Hochschullehre. DIZ Didaktik-Nachrichten, 11/2017. >>> zum Volltext

Rölz, H., Vött. M. & Gerner, V. (2017). Das wäre doch gelacht?! Humor als Erfolgsfaktor beim interkulturellen Lernen. OrganisationsEntwicklung, 3/2017.

Gerner, V. & Waible, F. (2017). Online-Workshops – Interaktive Webkonferenzen gestalten und moderieren. Handbuch E-Learning, 04/2017. >>> zum Volltext

Engelhardt, E. & Gerner, V. (2017). Einführung in die Online-Beratung per Video. e-beratungsjournal - Fachzeitschrift für Onlineberatung und computervermittelte Kommunikation, 1/2017. >>> zum Volltext

Rölz, H., Gerner, V. & Tissot, O. (2016). Humor in Training und Organisationsentwicklung. Handbuch PersonalEntwickeln, 04/2016.

Gerner, V., Rölz, H. & Carl, M. (2015). Wenn alles ganz schnell gehen muss. OrganisationsEntwicklung, 1/2015

Cathrin Hechelbauer

Cathrin Hechelbauer – Fakultätsassistentin Medien

Fakultätsassistentin Medien

Funktionen:

  • Fakultätsassistentin Medien

Betreute Studiengänge:

  • Visualisierung und Interakton in digitalen Medien (VIS)
  • Multimediales Didaktisches Design (MDD)
  • Public Relations und Unternehmenskommunikation (PUK)
Charlotte Kätzel – Leiterin Servicecenter für digitale Lehre und Didaktik (SDL)

Charlotte Kätzel

Leiterin Servicecenter für digitale Lehre und Didaktik (SDL)

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Charlotte Kätzel

Charlotte Kätzel – Leiterin Servicecenter für digitale Lehre und Didaktik (SDL)

Leiterin Servicecenter für digitale Lehre und Didaktik (SDL)

Funktionen:

  • Leiterin Servicecenter für digitale Lehre und Didaktik (SDL)
Ralph-Peter Kappestein – Leiter Studierendenservice der School of Business and Technology (SBT)

Ralph-Peter Kappestein

Leiter Studierendenservice der School of Business and Technology (SBT)

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Ralph-Peter Kappestein

Ralph-Peter Kappestein – Leiter Studierendenservice der School of Business and Technology (SBT)

Leiter Studierendenservice der School of Business and Technology (SBT)

Funktionen:

  • Leiter Studierendenservice der School of Business and Technology (SBT)
  • Mitglied Senat und Hochschulrat

Betreute Studiengänge:

  • Interkulturelles Management in Voll- und Teilzeit (B.A.)
  • Angewandte Kunststofftechnik (B.Eng., berufsbegleitend)
  • Strategisches Management (B.A., berufsbegleitend)
  • Wertschöpfungsmanagement (B.A., berufsbegleitend)
  • Angewandte Künstliche Intelligenz und Digitale Transformation (M.A.)
  • Applied Biotechnology (M.Sc.)
  • Applied Research in Engineering Sciences (M.Sc.)
  • Digital Learning (M.A.)
  • Digital Marketing (M.A.)
  • Energiemanagement und Energietechnik (M.Eng.)
  • Innovation und Entrepreneurship (M.A.)
  • Internationales Produkt- und Servicemanagement (M.A.)
  • Medizintechnik (M.Eng.)
  • Multimediale Information und Kommunikation (M.A.)
  • Public Relations und Unternehmenskommunikation (M.A.)
  • Smart Energy Systems (M.Eng.)
  • Kreatives Management (MBA, berufsbegleitend)
  • Leadership (MBA, berufsbegleitend)
  • Zertifikatslehrgang Leadership im Gesundheitswesen

Prof. Martin Feldmann

Prof. Martin Feldmann –

Funktionen:

  • Studiengangsleiter Multimedia und Kommunikation (MUK)
  • Mitglied Prüfungskommission Multimedia und Kommunikation (MUK)
  • Professor Digital Learning (DL)
  • Leiter Mobiles TV-Studio

Lehrgebiete:

  • Szenischer/Fiktionaler Film
  • Dokumentarfilm
  • Multikamera Produktion
  • Projektmanagement für Digital Learning
  • Beratung für virtuelle Events und Messen

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Helmut Roderus

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Helmut Roderus – Professor Digital Learning (DL)

Professor Digital Learning (DL)

Funktionen:

  • Professor Medieninformatik und Leiter der Bayerischen Drohnenakademie

Lehrgebiete:

  • Informatik
  • Programmierung
  • Internet- und Webtechnologie

Vita:

  • Studium der Informatik am Institut für Mathematische Maschinen und Datenverarbeitung (IMMD) der Friedrich-Alexander-Universtität Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Promotion am Institut für Mathematische Maschinen und Datenverarbeitung der Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg im Bereich der Theorie der Programmiersprachen
  • Tätigkeit als Referent und Führungskraft im Bereich Software Engineering und Systemarchitektur bei DATEV in Nürnberg
  • seit 1999 Professor an der Hochschule Ansbach

Weitere Kontaktmöglichkeiten:

  • Business-Kontakte: XING

Prof. Philipp Walliczek, M.A.

Prof. Philipp Walliczek, M.A. –

Funktionen:

  • Professor Multimedia und Kommunikation (MUK)
  • Professor Multimediale Information und Kommunikation (MIK)
  • Studienfachberatung Multimedia und Kommunikation (MUK)
  • Vorsitzender Prüfungskommission Multimedia und Kommunikation (MUK)
  • Leiter Fotostudio
  • Mitglied Fakultätsrat Medien

Lehrgebiete:

  • Fotodesign
  • Journalismus
  • Mediendesign