The M.A. Program in Visual and Media Anthropology is the winner of E-learning Award 2011 of Cedis (Centre for Dgital Systems) at Freie Universität Berlin in the category "Good practice-Examples for E-elearning-/blended learning Scenarios in teaching"
We have experience with E-learning since 10 years and are one of the most innovative Online MA programs in Visual Anthopology world-wide. Besides two in-house classes in Berlin the whole program is held via e-learning. Our E-teaching philosohy is a good mixture of E-presence learning via webinars and life-stream with prompt deliver of screencast video recordings of online webinars for students who could not attend and self-learning online modules created by our lecturer.
We use a combination of five different e-learning methods:
1. CANVAS LMS
Course content, readings, audiovisual media and assignments are presented online via one of the worldbest learning management systems LMS Canvas.
2. Zoom and Adobe Connect Webinars
Real-time Webinars with virtual classes across devices including mobile learning iOS (iPhone, iPad), Android, and BlackBerry, as well as the desktop with no client downloads for learners. Our lecturers are trained by a professional Adobe connect trainer.
3. Virtual classrooms
Students and lecturer meet online with avatars in a virtual classrom environment (Open Sim and Second Life Software). The HMKW rented a plot with virtual classrooms on Edunation Island.
Free communication through voice, video calls and instant messages with your lecturers and fellow students. Especially used for individual supervsion of final MA projects
Note: We use a world clock meeting planer to find the best meeting time for all the students and lecturers living in different continents