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Hochschuldidaktik Team vor dem RWU DidaktikZentrum

Offers of the university didactics

The University Didactics team works on various teaching development formats. Our focus is on the introductory phase of studies, digitally enhanced teaching and expanding the infrastructure for better teaching and learning. We support lecturers in digitizing their teaching as far as desired. Our services for lecturers, staff and students also include advice, support services, workshops of a different kind, the provision of tools and further training. For example, we can help you with all questions relating to e-learning, whether it's how to use Moodle, activating methods via smartphone or holding webinars.


If you have any problems or queries about e-learning or our e-learning tools, you can contact us via the central e-mail address . We will also be happy to advise you individually on your questions and challenges. Simply contact us at the following e-mail address:

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Further services

  • You can find information about our e-learning tools in our Moodle course "Overview of the digital tools at RWU".
  • New webinars take place every week - information can be found under "Dates" and in our Moodle course University Didactics*LIVE*.
  • To make things easier for you as a lecturer, we have compiled information for students about our e-learning tools. So you don't have to teach your students everything yourself > Information for students or For internationals.
  • We can help you to record your course and are happy to take over the recording with existing technology. Camtasia screencasts or split-screen recordings with an additional camcorder are possible. We are also happy to advise you on didactic questions. The recordings created are ideal for use in just-in-time teaching settings, flipped classroom scenarios or video coaching.


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Further information

RWU - Lehren und Lernen in virtueller Realität: Studierende tauchen in VR ein und arbeiten mit und an einer virtuellen Elektrolyseanlage zur Gewinnung von Wasserstoff.

Immersive Learning Lab

Virtual electrolysis plant in action for the first time

Students immerse themselves in VR and work with and on a virtual electrolysis plant - a joint project.

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VR Elektrolyseanlage

Digital transformation

Explore electrolysis plants in VR

Stifterverband and MWK fund innovative RWU project with €50,000 that enables students to research electrolysis plants in virtual reality (VR).

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Lego Scrum Event

University didactics

LEGO Scrum Event

As part of a training course on the agile method SCRUM, students of the master's program TMO found themselves in the LearningLab. The goal: to build a Lego city together.

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Didactics & e-learning workshop

13:00 to 15:00
K 002 LearningLab in the Didactics Center

Consultation is also possible via Moodle.
Further information is available in the course Hochschuldidaktik*LIVE* in Moodle.


In the Didactics & E-Learning Workshop, teaching staff and employees are invited to work on their didactic questions and technical implementation with e-learning tools. Our e-learning expert Martin Preußentanz will support you with problems and provide advice and assistance.

However, the workshop is not just for solving problems. Over time, the aim is to create a co-working atmosphere: Thus, the Didactics & E-Learning Workshop offers space and opportunity to work together with others on the further development of your teaching. You can also expect inspiring discussions and a stimulating atmosphere.

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Immersive Learning Workshop

Wednesdays, from 13:00 to 15:30
K 002 LearningLab


lmmersive learning means "immersing yourself" in virtual learning worlds. Dangerous, hard-to-reach or fictitious situations of all kinds can be simulated, mastered safely and practiced repeatedly in a protected environment. Imagine you could explore three-dimensional worlds and interact with them. This would make it easier for you to understand complex issues and then master them safely.

Current, self-developed examples are the virtual electrolysis plant and the RWU Talk App, which is used in the Applied Psychology course, for example, and can be adapted to the respective conversation needs. Everything can be tried out in the open workshop and possible application scenarios can be planned.

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Film workshop

Wednesdays, from 13:00 to 15:30
K 003 Film studio


In the film workshop, lecturers and students can discuss their questions and ideas on the subject of video with experts from university didactics. If interested, initial film projects and ideas for teaching can be developed together. All technical possibilities for the realization of a film can also be viewed in the film studio, individual cameras and film technology can be borrowed, tried out and practiced.


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13:00 15:00

Didactics & e-learning consultation hour

Martin Preußentanz
K 002 LearningLab
Building K
Advice also possible via Moodle
13:00 15:30

Immersive Learning OpenLab

K002 LearningLab
Building K
13:00 15:00

Didactics & e-learning consultation hour

Martin Preußentanz
K 002 LearningLab
Building K
Advice also possible via Moodle
13:00 15:30

Immersive Learning OpenLab

K002 LearningLab
Building K

CoWorking PLUS offers

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Teaching at RWU

Further training in university didactics

Link zum Moodle Kurs mit Informationen zu E-LearningToolsFor new teachers and staff at RWU, we offer numerous must-have basic courses and in-depth workshops every semester.

Together with the PH, we also offer a comprehensive training program during the semester. The training courses take place either via BBB or in our Didactics Center in building K. Of course, we can also offer you internal team training courses - just contact us.

You can find a current flyer with a list of the individual training dates at the bottom of the profile page.

University Didactics RWU Certificate

Anyone who attends further training courses in the field of university didactics amounting to 40 work units (AE) can apply for a "University Didactics RWU Certificate", which can be claimed when applying for performance bonuses. In order to obtain the certificate, it is possible to attend further training courses from the following subject blocks:

Subject block


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1: Basic

Introductory course in higher education didactics for newly appointed professors or basic course in higher education didactics, advanced course and in-depth workshop for lecturers.

Max. 24 AE


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2: eLearning/media

Seminars or lectures on: teaching and learning concepts, teaching methods, communication, presentation and media.

Max. 20 AE




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3: Communication

Seminars or lectures on: advising students, assessment and evaluation, legal principles, improvement of framework conditions, curriculum and degree program development.

Max. 20 AE



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4: Project orientation

Projects (implementation of innovative higher education didactic projects) and individual activities such as participation in coaching sessions, contributions to higher education didactic conferences, teaching observations, didactic exchange, etc.

Max. 20 AE




These blocks and the number of possible AE are closely aligned with the Baden-Württemberg Certificate for University Didactics and are therefore recognized by the Office for University Didactics (GHD) for the acquisition of the institution's more comprehensive Baden-Württemberg Certificate for University Didactics. Optionally, focus areas can be set in areas such as e-learning and project-oriented teaching, which are recognized by the GHD and mentioned in the Baden-Württemberg certificate.


Responsible for the concept idea:
Prof. Dr. Jörg Wendorff, M.A. Irena Schreyer and M.A. Jochen Weissenrieder (in consultation with Prorector Prof. Dr. Theresia Simon)

Playbook of online teaching

Discover a variety of methods for every occasion in our wiki METHODEN-BAR. The online teaching playbook is your information platform for all aspects of teaching, learning and didactics. It is embedded in the local knowledge database and invites you to browse and linger. Here you will not only find specific methods and materials for your teaching units, but also theoretical principles from the field of memory and learning psychology with practical tips for everyday teaching and learning. In addition, the platform offers descriptions for defining teaching/learning objectives and contemporary didactic models. You are also welcome to enrich the methods bar with your own experiences, preferred techniques or critical comments.

To the playbook of online teaching.

Further information



In 2021, the MWK gave two very successful university didactics projects a long-term perspective. The projects for a successful start to studies - known to many at RWU under the name "STRUNS" - and for project-oriented teaching, which have since been permanently funded with two positions. Within this framework, we offer students, among other things, opportunities for successful integration into university life and operate the LearningLab as a space for project-oriented teaching. It remains important for us to implement structural changes that improve teaching in the long term.

Ongoing projects


The central goal of SPEND is to use the advantages of intensively digitalized elements in teaching.
SPEND stands for structuralchanges, personnelsupport and facilitiesto enable and establish new degreesat RWU. With the New Degrees, RWU is implementing a recommendation of the University Rectors' Conference from 2020 to explore the added value of so-called MicroCredentials for universities.



MicroCredentials are short courses as well as the certificates that can be acquired through them. Students acquire very specific skills in 8 to 30 hours and receive a (digital) certificate in return. The content can be both subject-specific and interdisciplinary and can be used for study orientation, study qualification, professional qualification or preparation for the practice shock.


What distinguishes MicroCredentials?

All MicroCredentials use a high proportion of digital techniques, from teaching-learning videos, automated tasks and digital collaboration platforms to virtual or immersive learning scenarios. They can be completely asynchronous or completely synchronous and face-to-face and everything in between.

As MicroCredentials are smaller than standard events or modules, they can be used more flexibly and are much easier to develop. This makes the potential and success of digital enrichment of teaching and learning content more tangible for teachers and more teachers can be won over to participate. We at RWU are experimenting with new formats, methods and content in the MicroCredentials and are also using the courses in standard teaching and applying the experience gained to other courses.


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We combine the MicroCredentials as StudiumDigitale and can thus offer students an extended range of courses. In StudiumDigitale, students "practise" selecting course content independently and thus individualize their studies and set priorities. In the medium term, we also want to open up parts of StudiumDigitale to external target groups and thus make it available for study orientation or academic further education.

In order to develop StudiumDigitale, we are working on the three levels mentioned above: Structural changes create the formal framework such as the recognition of MicroCredentials as ECTS (students) or teaching hours (lecturers). In terms of personnel, we provide each faculty with a digitization support team that identifies potential topics for MicroCredentials, recruits lecturers for the project and supports them in digitizing the formats. Centrally, there are experts in media didactics and immersive learning who develop concepts, provide advice and continuously train the team and RWU. As a third level, we are also creating facilities to support this process. This ranges from virtual spaces and scenarios for teaching, to digital platforms for information and exchange, to physical spaces for digitized teaching and the Immersive LearningLabwhich serves as a gateway to the virtual world.


The project will (initially) run for 3 years (August 2021 to July 2024) and is funded by the Foundation forInnovation in University Teaching. The project is managed by Vice-Rector Prof. Dr. Heidi Reichle and Jochen Weißenrieder.


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Virtual electrolysis plant

The Immersive LearningLab at RWU brings electrolysis plants to life for students by recreating them in virtual environments. Together with the head of the Energy and Environmental Technology course, Prof. Dr. Christoph Ziegler, work is underway on a template that is particularly interesting for small degree courses.

In future, the sequence and control of process and energy technology processes will be taught in training sessions at a VR workstation with corresponding software, as most universities of applied sciences do not have the appropriate pilot plants with large-scale experiments. Different variants of the electrolysis process can be flexibly experienced in VR environments. Adaptations to new process concepts can be made in VR with little personnel and financial effort. From the winter semester 2023, students will be able to try out the system virtually without fear of causing damage and using up expensive and scarce resources.

The Digital Fellowship is funded by the Stifterverbrand with €50,000.


Immersive psychodiagnostic training and conversation management training of all kinds

Diagnostic skills are of enormous importance for prospective mental health professionals. As part of the "Virtual reality-based psychodiagnostic training for students" project, students on the Applied Psychology degree program train in the practical implementation of their ability to diagnose mental disorders. They experience virtual scenarios that simulate typical situations based on diagnostic models. The training is designed to promote skills in the assessment of mental disorders, communication of diagnoses and empathy for patients. This takes place in a protected environment in which students can try things out without consequences and with the possibility of repetition.

An adaptation of the VR app "RWU Talk" to other departments with specific communication content is possible and currently in progress.

Former projects

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RWUalive was funded by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts and was defined by the "Program to mitigate pandemic-related learning backlogs". 325,000 was available for this until mid-2023. Some components of RWUalive, such as the learning café, STEM advice and writing advice, will continue in the future.


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RWU's talent scanner offers all students the opportunity for flexible and practice-oriented orientation on their inclination and suitability to study. The online trial course designed by us provides school leavers seeking guidance with the opportunity to find out a general inclination for a subject independently of the university.

In a project-oriented way, pupils learn about the elements of the individual degree courses in our online trial course. Simple basics establish the link between school knowledge and academic skills. Existing gaps can be clarified and mitigated. Students become familiar with the content they can expect to study. At the same time, pupils are given the opportunity to ask personal questions about student life and its challenges.

Further information about our talent scanner can be found on the website Online trial studies.



We support lecturers in anchoring cross-faculty project work in their teaching.
As a central hub for project-oriented teaching, we stimulate the exchange between lecturers. Processing, elaboration and information about experiences and methods of project-oriented teaching. As part of the project, we have established the Didactics Center in building K. The Didactics Center is intended to be a meeting point for questions about teaching and learning.

The center houses the LearningLab (a versatile classroom), the film studio, the immersive LearningLab and coworking areas for students. The DidacticsCenter thus offers space for innovative teaching, project work and agile and creative working methods.


Talent awakener:

Project-oriented teaching in the introductory phase of studies.

  • International tandems in electrical engineering: international students in their fourth semester work on a project together with German students in their third semester.
  • Semester 1B in Mechanical Engineering: Project work with external cooperation partners to increase subject-specific identification.
  • Cross-semester module linking at Faculty T through projects and portfolio work.
  • Making student data usable and recording project-oriented teaching.



All previous university didactic projects were funded by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts.


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Contact & People

General contact details

Room H039/1
On campus
Building H (main building)
Doggenriedstrasse 70
88250 Weingarten
Postal address RWU Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten
University of Applied Sciences
University didactics
P.O. Box 30 22
88216 Weingarten

Vice Rector for Studies, Teaching and Quality Management

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Heidi Reichle

Strategy & Controlling, Accounting & Reporting, Corporate and IT Law, Financial Management, Innovative Business Models, Marketing and International Economics.
Prorector for Didactics, Digitization and University Communication.
Heidi Reichle

Senate Representative for University Didactics

Prof. Dr. Jörg Wendorff

Educational Science, Vocational Education.
Dean of the Faculty of Social Work, Health and Nursing, Senate Representative for University Didactics, Head of DRC-First Responder at RWU and PH, South America Representative.
Jörg Wendorff

Shared group management

Martin Preußentanz M.A.

E-learning officer, resident of the DidaktikZentrum as well as consultant for university didactics & project coordination.
Continuing Education and Support.
Martin Preußentanz

Jochen T. Weißenrieder M.A.

Higher Education
Projectmanager and Resident of the DidaktikZentrum
Jochen T. Weißenrieder

Franziska Preiß M.A.

Teaching & Learning Research Officer.
Assistant Principal.
Franziska Preiß

Academic staff university didactics

Ilona Frey MBA

Media didactics, media production & e-learning.
Higher Education Didactics.
Ilona Frey

Dipl.-Inf. (FH) Alexander Lanz

Immersive Learning Developer.
Staff member university didactics and project SPEND.
Alexander Lanz

Mark Locherer M. Eng.

Research Associate Project SPEND.
 Mark Locherer

Dipl.Sozpäd.(FH) Markus Rossa Soc.Sci.(Univ)

Academic Associate in Project Spend, Head of Immersive LearningLab.
Prorectorate for Studies, Didactics & Quality Management.
Markus Rossa

Veronika Weber-Schopp M. A.

Research assistant in the SPEND project. Correspondent of university didactics for faculty T.
 Veronika Weber-Schopp

Jana Schön M.A.

Research assistant in the SPEND project.
Central Academic Advising.

Dipl. Marketingwirt Sonja Bor

Marketing employee university didactics.
Employee in the SPEND project.
Sonja Bor

Academic Assistant University Didactics - Faculty T

Irena Schreyer M.Sc.

Academic Associate in the Nursing Program.
Correspondent of university didactics for faculty T.
Irena Schreyer

Academic Assistant University Didactics - Faculty S

Robert Gaissmaier M.A.

Research Associate Faculty of Social Work, Health and Nursing.
Program Coordinator Applied Health Sciences (Master's), Didactic Center Correspondent of Faculty S and member of the Faculty Council.
Robert Gaissmaier

Dipl.Sozpäd.(FH) Markus Rossa Soc.Sci.(Univ)

Academic Associate in Project Spend, Head of Immersive LearningLab.
Prorectorate for Studies, Didactics & Quality Management.
Markus Rossa

Academic Assistant University Didactics - Faculty E

Thomas Seywald M.Sc.

Research associate in the SPEND project.
Correspondent of university didactics for faculty E.
Seywald, Thomas


Magnus Pfleghar

Immersive LearningLab staff.
3D Artist & VR Expert.
Magnus Pfleghar