Digital teaching can never replace direct social contact. It can however support, supplement, and enrich traditional teaching, provided digital resources are used in a sustained and useful way. Although the current situation – which began in March 2020 – still requires that we restrict personal encounters and direct artistic exchanges, so that instructors and students can no longer meet in lesson rooms at the school as usual, this extraordinary situation nonetheless represents an opportunity:
Prof. Andrea Tober, Vicerector and Officer for Digital Transformation, presents the Eisler eCampus of the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin
During the current semester as well, Covid 19 represents a continuing challenge: we were able to use summer semester as a creative semester to try out new forms of teaching, of interaction and exchange, and of knowledge transfer in digital formats. This approach continues during the current semester under the motto: “As much face-to-face instruction as possible; as much digital teaching as necessary!,” with the aim of providing a full course of studies.
As before, creativity, patience, and flexibility are required if we are to adapt to ongoing developments. Which is why we are delighted to offer – alongside face-to-face teaching and, as earlier, contact contactless teaching (distance learning) – mixed forms of analog and digital teaching (blended learning), along with other online teaching formats (teaching on demand, teaching films, learning tasks), which are temporally and spatially independent.
You can get an impression of the newly developed formats at:
Last semester, we launched the development of the Eisler eCampus, a digital infrastructure at the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin. This allows us to support teaching – beyond digital teaching formats and the Covid 19 pandemic – by ensuring that internal communication and collaboration is coordinated and harmonized in a protected space and through an ensemble consisting of diverse components. The semester will be characterized by an alternation between analog and digital teaching offerings, and this represents a very special challenge for our face-to-face and practice activities. That is why the focus of the current semester is first on the improvement and continuing development of a digital infrastructure, and secondly on exchanges within the school community concerning our experiences to date. Together, we want to take in hand and to actively shape the future of the “Eisler.”
In order to make all of this possible, we began organizing the Eisler eCampus, a digital infrastructure at the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin. This made it possible to support teaching – going beyond digital forms of teaching and the Corona situation – by allowing internal communication and collaboration to be joined together and harmonized in a protected space and through an ensemble of diverse components.
The Eisler eCampus consists of various components that can be linked with one another in a user-friendly way. This solution is intended to offer a comprehensive platform for communication and collaboration.
Planned beginning in October