Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main (German)
Aiming to be Europe’s Most Modern University
Germany’s Johann Wolfgang Goethe University
in Frankfurt am Main takes up the challenge
and focuses on learning and teaching with the
support of modern media technology
Science and research strategy papers issued by federal and state
governments in Germany underline the fact that the use of “new media” at
German universities is considered to have immense strategic importance.
With tough global competition, only those universities that are able to
offer a competitive infrastructure to young, internationally oriented “high
potentials” as well as to highly qualified teachers will remain on top.
What the new digital world of learning will
look like is to be experienced at Campus
Riedberg of Frankfurt´s Johann Wolfgang
Three buildings were opened in May 2011,
and in 2014, all scientific disciplines will be
situated at the new Campus. Many lecture
halls and classrooms within the three new
complexes are connected to a multimedia-network
based on modern fiber-links.
With speed of light not only digital audio
and video data are transported, but also
control information, which enables a
perfect workflow for the complex media-technology.
The goal is to become “Europe’s most modern University” with a uniform campus-wide high performance technical infrastructure.
At Campus Riedberg, the content of a
lecture can be filmed via Panasonic’s mobile AW-HE50S cameras that are connected
via HD-SDI, and then be made available as
a live stream or as a retrievable file on the
intranet or Internet, so that students can
easily access their study materials and work
together. The cameras are fixed on top of
dedicated columns allowing - as opposed
to being fixed on the ceiling - for a low
optical axis and thus “natural” perspective
of the speaker. The so-called “E-Learning”
supports classroom teaching while rich
media streams make study organisation
as well as actual learning much easier than
ever before. Also the projectors and plasma
displays in the lecture and seminar rooms
For Goethe-University the new state-of-the-art media-technology infrastructure is
a very convincing additional argument to
attract highly talented young professionals
to study in Frankfurt.
"SPECIALreport by Cleverdis - www.cleverdis.com - August 2012"
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