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Note: The INTACT project was finished in November 2015. This page will no longer be updated. 

The University of Education, Ludwigsburg, with an enrolment of over 5000 students and approximately 380 faculty and staff members, is the largest university of education in Baden-Wuerttemberg. The university sees itself as a modern center of competence in education with four interwoven specialties: school education, extracurricular education with children and youth, adult education and further education, as well as cultural and social education.

The university’s expertise lies primarily in teacher training education for Grundschule, Hauptschule, Realschule and Sonderschule. (The second part of the study program for perspective special education teachers takes place in Reutlingen at the Faculty of Special Education).Furthermore, the University of Education of Ludwigsburg offers a Master of Science postgraduate degree which prepares students for instructing at vocational training schools. The university is involved in many cooperative initiatives with nearby universities, including programs for secondary education (Gymnasium). The distinguishing feature of the three Bachelor programs is the link between educational methods and approaches to extracurricular fields of education (early childhood education, cultural, didactical and media education, life-long learning). Moreover, the broad spectrum of master programs for specific fields of work and research areas allows students to specialize in specific areas of interest. In particular, the further education master programs which qualify individuals for leadership positions are organized so that they can be pursued while working. A focal point of the many research projects at the university is research on teaching and learning but also on school development.

The international office maintains contact with over 50 partner universities and offers many students the opportunity to spend a part of their study program abroad. Over 190 international students study at the University of Education of Ludwigsburg each year. Research symposiums are regularly organized with a few of the university’s long standing partners.

The Department of E-Learning consults and support all the lectures of PHL in the use of ICT and e-Learning in teaching scenarios e.g. in the development of online-courses and e-lectures as well as in the selection of adequate learning technologies. Moreover the department of e-Learning maintain the e-learning platform (Moodle) of the university. The Ludwigsburg University of Education will fulfil the coordination and management of the project and monitor the overall project progress. This includes the coordination of the communication process and information flow, quality and risk management. Furthermore it will manage the communication e.g. interim and final reports) and finances with the Agency.

Prof. Bescherer is vice president of research an IT-Management and a full-professor for mathematics and mathematics education. Her field of work is the use of ICT in mathematics education, intelligent assessment using IT and teacher education in mathematics. She is project coordinator of the project SAiL-M funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). SAiL-M (Semi-automatic Analysis of Individual Learning Processes in Mathematics) is a cooperation of four German universities and focuses on activating learning scenarios in mathematics education for teachers. (http://sail-m.de/sail-m/SAiL-M_en) She is also coordinator of the project MNW-Kolleg funded by the state of Baden-Württemberg where “Learning of Mathematics and Science in Real Life Applications” is explored in middle school.

Birgit May is the head of the e-Learning department and responsible for the technological development of e-Learning at the PHL. She is consulting and supporting of all lecturers at the PHL concerning the use of e-Learning in teaching scenarios. She has substantial experience since 2001 in developing interactive training materials and online courses, design and implementation of interactive learning activities, setup and configuration of Learning Management Systems (e.g. Moodle) and work flow management systems (e.g. alfresco), in the design and implementation of interactive learning activities and web technologies. She is currently doing her PhD in Computer Science concerning e-Learning engineering. Recently she is involved as projectmanager of the subproject Moodle in the project CampusConnect – a project of the universities of Stuttgart, Hohenheim, Ulm, Konstanz, Mannheim and the universities of education of Baden-Württemberg to connect campus management systems with different learning management systems.

Annika Jokiaho is an e-Learning expert with more than 10 years of work experiences. She is responsible for the pedagogical aspects of e-Learning in the in the department of e-Learning. She has substantial experience in pedagogical issues, developing interactive teaching materials, teaching methods for online learning and web 2.0 technologies. She is currently doing her PhD in Computer Science concerning development of teaching methods for e-Learning. Recently she is involved in the board experts of the subproject Moodle in the project CampusConnect - a project of the universities of Stuttgart, Hohenheim, Ulm, Konstanz, Mannheim and the universities of education of Baden-Württemberg to connect campus management systems with different learning management systems.

Jörg-U. Keßler, Ph.D. is professor of English and Applied Linguistics.  He is Vice Rector of the Academic and International Affairs at Ludwigsburg , University of Education. He worked as teacher at secondary schools, before pursuing his academic career. As an author of text books, he has also published vastly both books and papers in various fields, such as primary English, (instructed) SLA, teacher training conceptions, bilingual education (CLIL & immersion), psycholinguistics, new media, and task-based language teaching and learning.

Steffen Schaal is full-professor of biology and biology education. His field of work is, amongst others, the use of ICT in science education . In the INTACT project he contributes with teaching and learning materials for secondary Science and in particular "Human Immune System". Toni Cramer has the developed the Learning Unit "Human Immune System".

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Pilot-school:

Theodor Heuss Realschule