As in many places, the Research Unit was affected by the COVID-19-pandemic in 2020. As a result, the general meeting had to be held in an online format and the practice transfer had to be postponed until 2021. The focus of 2020 was the research project “Digitisation of a practice-oriented course”. The aim of the research project is to digitise a practice-based course at the Swiss Distance University of Applied Sciences (FFHS) and to optimise the design of the communication processes that take place between teachers, learners and practice partners. After the conception of the course was finalised, the course was implemented in the autumn semester 2020. We would like to thank the FFHS once again for the good cooperation. With the results of the final evaluation of the research project, a publication will be completed and prepared for publication in 2021.
In 2021, it is also planned to hold a workshop on “virtual team collaboration”. Virtual team collaboration, which is currently widespread, will not lose its importance even after the COVID-19-pandemic. This is where the workshop will start and show how the handling of virtual team collaboration can be mastered and optimised even after the COVID-19 pandemic.
The full report from 2020 is available online under activity reports. You can find out about research projects, events, training activities and other activities of the Business Informatics Technology Centre. We hope you enjoy reading it.