PD Dr.-Ing. habil. Ulrich Maschek gives a personal review and outlook on the occasion of "One Year of Distance Teaching at TU Dresden".

Ulrich Maschek is a Senior Accademic Associate at the Chair of Railway Signalling and Transport Safety Technology at the "Friedrich List" Faculty of Transport Sciences. Like so many other employees at TU Dresden, "a year with Corona" has presented him with many challenges in his professional life. In a personal retrospective, he describes his experiences and his approach to e-learning and asks what might remain of it after Corona.

The scientist describes the Coronoa-related closure of the universities in March 2020 and the conversion of all teaching formats to "online" as a "disruptive event". His home office turned permanently into a soundstudio and temporarily into a videostudio. His first insight: good content in distance learning does not mean distributing the lecture 1:1 via electronic media. "Following a ninety-minutes lecture on the screen is far more tiring than in the lecture hall," says Maschek.

In Ulrich Maschek's article, interested readers can find out how he approached the topic, what preparations were required for exams without paper and which learning formats were difficult or impossible to transfer to the virtual space.

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PD Dr.-Ing. habil. Ulrich Maschek

Senior Academic Associate

Chair of Railway Signalling and Transport Safety Technology

"Friedrich List" Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences

Mail: ulrich.maschek@tu-dresden.de

More about the person

Exercises and seminars ran synchronously via video conference. All in all, it was a well-rounded experience and finally real e-learning.

Ulrich Maschek