Wintersemester 2013/2014

12830 E-Learning: Educational and psychological foundation, development, evaluation, and use in educational settings

Online seminar, 2 to 3 hours study work per week, 4 ECTS, beginning Oct. 29. 2013, Final exam Jan. 28, 2014. Registration per e-mail 


This online-seminar seminar is designed for English speaking students – especially Erasmus students and guest students from foreign countries.

The seminar is also open for students registered in BA- and MA- programs in Psychology and in Educational Science at the FU Berlin. However as an optional seminar in the curriculum this seminar is counted as bonus item for the Diploma Supplement.

In order to receive an attestation of participation in this seminar or for getting a graded certificate, you need to pass the final written exam taking place January 28, 2014. For passing the final written exam you will receive 4 ECTS credits (4 LPs).

Since there is no live session at the beginning of the seminar, on Oct. 29, 2013, between 18:00 - 19:30 hrs. Prof. Issing will be available by email <> and by phone 030 838 70403 to answer your organizational questions. Also the tutor Ina Bigalke will answer your technical questions by email or - if you are already registered for the seminar - in the forum of the online course in LMS Blackboard.

For registration please write an email to our tutor with your following information

  • Your email address
  • Your last name
  • Your first name
  • Your number of matriculation at the FU Berlin
  • Your field of study
  • Name of your home university

Ina Bigalke will confirm to you your registration for the seminar and mail you the access code to the learning modules.

Content: This online seminar consists of the following 10 online learning modules (chapters) accessible any time any place via the Learning Management System (lms) Blackboard of FU Berlin:

  1. What is elearning?
  2. Learning theory: Behaviorism
  3. Learning theory: Cognitivism
  4. Cognitivism: Case based reasoning and learning with mental scripts
  5. Learning theory: Constructivism
  6. Constructivism: problem-oriented and interactive learning
  7. Instructional Systems Design (ISD)
  8. Project management and didactical conception of elarning
  9. Media desing and development of elearning applications
  10. Evaluation of elearning applications.

Studying a module requires about 2 to 3 hours of independent work. It is recommended that you study one module every week of the semester. There are self -test questions in each module with master solutions to check your learning progress. Please answer the self-test questions regularly, since the final exam will consist of a selection of these self-test questions.

For increasing your learning motivation, the LMS offers you the possibility to communicate with your fellow students via forum and email. In technical problems please ask the tutor, for questions concerning the content of the seminar you may address professor Issing . For personal contact you can arrange to see Prof. Issing or telephone with him during his office hour; please refer to his home page

Reference literature: Issing, L.J. and Klimsa, P. (Hrsg.) (2009/2011) Online-Lernen. Oldenbourg Verlag, München. (a limited number of books are available from prof. Issing to a reduced student price).