Integration - an online platform for the study preparation of refugees
Project duration: 2017-2022
Project partner: Technische Hochschule Lübeck, oncampus GmbH.
Contact: Stefanie Bock (Stefanie.Bock@th-luebeck.de)
As part of the "Integration" project, a digital platform with course offerings for preparing refugees for university has been developed since 2017. In the current funding phase, the previously developed platform is to be expanded to include an intelligent digital link to the LINKplus program of the TH Lübeck. For this purpose, an organization and communication platform as well as an app with suitable online educational offers will be developed. This important intra-university linkage and expansion need was identified in the course of the preceding projects and aims to integrate the refugees even better and as seamlessly as possible into the university. In this context, the mobile needs of the group will be increasingly addressed and taken into account.
The planned activities over the next three years will focus on an agile prototypical expansion of the platform and on the development of an app in the sense of a human-centered design approach with the close involvement of the target group. Furthermore, online preparation courses for the German exams "TesDaF" and "telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule" will be developed and three existing online modules (Nano-Degrees/ MOOCs etc.) in the language as well as in the MINT area will be curated from existing content.
The goal of the project is to provide the most seamless and sustainable organization, communication, and support possible for refugees who wish to pursue higher education at TH Lübeck. From the perspective of the target group, the platform expansion and the development of an app will create more transparency and a higher user experience. Learning and learning organization are significantly facilitated and promoted by corresponding platform features. The failure rate can be reduced through targeted online preparation courses for the German tests. In addition, further digital courses to prepare students for their studies (e.g. Technical English) can be used to bridge waiting times in a sensible and flexible way.