EPICUR FORUM. Experiential Learning & Experimental Teaching in Digital Settings.

EPICUR > EPICUR FORUM. Experiential Learning & Experimental Teaching in Digital Settings.

In the current pandemic, digital and blended learning has gained new momentum. This has boosted innovation and creativity among university educators and e-Learning experts at the eight EPICUR partner universities. The EPICUR Forum will offer a two-part event that explores the potentials and challenges of “Experiential Learning and Experimental Teaching in Digital Settings,” offering the opportunity to share and exchange on out-of-the-box ideas about the future of education in European Universities.  Framed by two keynotes on the impact of “Digitization in Higher Education” and “Working & Learning 4.0”, the EPICUR team invites you to an interactive and inspiring journey into the future of learning and teaching. 

Morning Session (Part I):  Experiential Learning  

Audience: teaching staff, (early career) researchers, administrative university staff, young professionals

The first part, dedicated to “Experiential Learning” offers university lecturers, teachers, study coordinators, and didactic staff from all partners five parallel “train-the-trainer” workshops addressing interculturality, social learning, entrepreneurial education, summer schools and virtual exchanges. 


Afternoon Session (Part II): Experimental Teaching 

Audience: General public 

Focusing on “Experimental Teaching,” the second part invites everyone to a Virtual Fair, featuring EPICUR’s newest format “EPICURtalks” as well as virtual booths that give the floor to some of the most innovative and creative teaching formats within the EPICUR alliance. 


Overview Programm

Part I: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm


Dr. Nicole Wöhrle
Department of e-Learning
University of Freiburg

Opening Address: Digitization in Higher Education – A Polish & European Perspective

Prof. Dr. Michał Banaszak
Vice-President for Digitization & Cooperation with the Economy
Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan
Networking Intervention

Mini – Workshops “Train the Trainer”


Mini – Workshops “Train the Trainer”


Group Workshop 1:

Experiential Learning & Interculturality in a Digital Setting
Johann Chalmel
Université Haute-Alsace Mulhouse

Group Workshop 2:

Interaction and Immersion – Social Learning in Digital Settings
Andreas Zitek 
University of Natural Resources and Life SciencesDorthe Hutz 
University of Freiburg

Group Workshop 3:

Entrepreneurship Education in a Digital Setting
Markus Strauch 
University of Freiburg

Group Workshop 4:

How to take a Picture of 47 Animal Breeders from 12 Different Time Zones
Nathalie Schwaiger 
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

Group Workshop 5:

Eastern and Western Europe meet in EPICUR: virtual exchange on European integration Milestones
Sabine Menu 
University of StrasbourgLucyna Błażejczyk-Majka 
Adam-Mickiewicz-University Poznan

Digital Lunch Break

Part II: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Introduction to the Format

Eva Rüskamp & Dorthe Hutz-Nierhoff
University of Freiburg

Virtual Fair



Virtual Project Booths

Closing Address

Dr. Maria Davydchyk
Founder, smart learning academy
Affiliation: University of Freiburg


Virtual Booths


Green Deal Islands:
Koh Jik ReCharge – a Challenge-Based Learning Project
César Valderrama
EIT InnoEnergy
Virtual Sustainable City Tour
Sabine Sané
University College Freiburg
Virtual Building.
Applications of Virtual Reality in Civil Engineering
Nicolaos P. Theodossiou
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Bridging the Language Barrier in Lecture – The KIT Lecture Translator
Sebastian Stüker
Karlsruhe Information Technology Solutions – kites GmbH
Future Proof the Skills of EPICUR Students with NICE
Guido de Wilde
University of Amsterdam
Doing Field and Lab Work in Corona Times – A Soil Microbiology Course Experience
Eugenio Diaz-Pines
University of Natural Resources and Life Science, Vienna
Irina Siegel & Moritz Heck
University of Freiburg
museOn – Blended Museum Studies in Continuing and Higher Education
Sonja Thiel & Dorthe Hutz-Nierhoff
University of Freiburg
Virtual Reality – Inside a Fungal Cell
Claudia Puck et al.
University of Natural Resources and Life Science, Vienna
Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange:
An Innovative Pedagogy to Foster Inclusive, Global and Experiential Education
Aurélie Durand et al.
Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange
Critical Media Design.
Teaching as a Process of Social Engagement
Agnieszka Jelewska & Michał Krawczak
Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan
Hybrid Teaching Theater
Maud Pols
University of Amsterdam
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