E-Learning: Knowledge transfer. At any time. Anywhere.

E-Learning is used at DBFZ to disseminate research results to specific target groups. Students and research institutions, for example, benefit from the availability of virtual teaching materials independent of time and location.

The focus is on the provision of virtual teaching materials, e.g. in the "Open GeoEdu" project:

Under the project coordination of the Chair of Geodesy and Geoinformatics at the University of Rostock, DBFZ is developing e-learning modules and open online courses as part of a project consortium. The aim is to establish the use of open (geo)data in research and teaching. Best practice examples from applied research are used to illustrate the diverse application possibilities of open data. In order to create a broad offer for different degree programmes focusing on spatial aspects, the project consortium develops current and practice-relevant exercises on the following topics:

  • Spatial distribution of biogenic resources (DBFZ)
  • Transport and mobility (Chair of Geodesy and Geoinformatics at the University of Rostock)
  • Infrastructure and spatial development (Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development)
  • Land use with the European earth observation programme Copernicus (Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy)

By participating in the courses, participants learn how open data treasures can be found, processed and presented cartographically. OpenGeoEdu is aimed primarily at students of different degree programmes focusing on spatial aspects; however, participation is open to all interested parties without registration. After completing an online test and submitting and passing a term paper, participants receive a certificate expressing the amount of work performed in ECTS. This is intended to facilitate the recognition of the student's performance at their university.

The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure within the research initiative called mFUND.


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