NOWETAS-Workshop: Is Powerpoint the Answer to Modern Learning and Teaching?

16. November 2016


Lehmkuhlenbusch 4
27753 Delmenhorst


  • Prof. Dr. Barbara Moschner
    Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
  • Prof. Dr. Florian Schmidt-Borcherding
    Universität Bremen
  • Prof. Dr. Arvid Kappas
    Jacobs University Bremen

The availability of affordable portable computers and powerful presentation software, particularly Microsoft Powerpoint, has greatly affected learning and teaching in the last couple of decades in school and at university. However, in recent years many developments in digital tools and related digital methods have not found their way into class rooms. Why is this the case? The present workshop features three speakers that present and discuss relevant developments of digital methods in higher education: Victoria Szabo (Duke University), Jürgen Handke (Marburg University), and Diogo Casanova (Kingston University London). In addition, there will be a podium discussion on possibilities and challenges regarding digitization of university teaching. The workshop is addressed to faculty at Bremen University, Jacobs University Bremen, and Oldenburg University and is supported by a grant from the NOWETAS foundation.


November 16, 2016

09:00 - 09:30    Welcome Recption
09:30 - 11:00    Victoria Szabo (Duke Unversity, Durham, USA)
11:00 - 11:30    Coffee Break
11:30 - 13:00    Jürgen Handke (Universität Marburg)
13:00 - 14:30    Lunch
14:30 - 16:00    Diogo Casanova (Kingston University London)
16:00 - 16:30    Coffee Break
16:30 - 18:00    Podium discussion: Possibilities and Challenges Regarding Digitization
                           of University Teaching
18:00                 Dinner at the HWK



Please complete the attached registration form and return it by email to Marion Daniel (mdaniel[at] by November 9, 2016. The number of participants is limited to 60 persons.