Knowledge and qualifications are central resources for the decentralized Lake Constance region in order to enable it to exist internationally among its competitors. Quality degree and continuing education programs and their seamless integration therefore play a key role. Often, however, there is a friction loss between the different educational contexts.
This can be observed, for example, between learning in formal contexts such as school, vocational training, or higher education and informal contexts such as private life or working life, or between different levels of education (e.g., school and university). New technologies make it possible to learn anytime, anywhere, alone, or in groups. The integration of digital technologies must, however, also take into account the context and requirements of the respective teaching/learning scenarios. The transfer of a situation in which learning takes place to its field of application or a subsequent educational phase is not always without obstacles. The concept of seamless learning reflects this situation and supports inter-contextual learning. If lifelong learning is a need for those interested in learning, then seamless learning is the solution offered by education providers in response.
The objective is a holistic didactic conception which takes into account the requirements of the various levels of education and their contexts and incorporates learning technologies in meaningful ways. The objective of the IBH Seamless Learning Lab is to adapt the concept of seamless learning for the Lake Constance region and to implement it by means of lighthouse projects in different knowledge domains.
How can we conceptualize seamless learning for the Lake Constance region with its specific requirements in terms of didactics, technology, and learners/teachers to enable seamless, lifelong learning in degree programs and continuing education?
The main focus of this four-year project is the concept of seamless learning (SL), which has gained considerable popularity as a didactic design principle in recent years. Seamless learning has close links to digital learning and e-learning; its scientific background is described in detail in the "Seamless Learning" section.
The project consortium consists of the following educational establishments:
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Project "Seamless Learning - Grenz- und kontextüberschreitendes Lehren und Lernen im Bodenseeraum" (Seamless Learning - Cross-Border and Contextual Teaching and Learning in the Lake Constance Region) is funded by the Interreg program "Alpenrhein-Bodensee-Hochrhein", in turn funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the Swiss Federal Government.
IBH supports projects that promote networking and cooperation between the participating universities and contribute to sustainable development in the Lake Constance region. It supports projects in the areas of training and further education, research and development, knowledge and technology transfer, and structure formation.
Joint and cross-border projects promote regional development, pool skills, and, in cooperation with companies, contribute to the promotion of innovation processes.
In September 2016, the project consortium for the "Seamless Learning - Border and Cross-Context Teaching and Learning in the Lake Constance Region" Lab received a funding commitment. Over the next four years, the consortium will develop a seamless learning concept and test it in various disciplines.