The Research Cluster „Digitalization, Diversity and Lifelong Learning – Consequences for Higher Education“ (D²L²) is concerned with assessing the consequences and general framework of digitization in the higher education landscape.
The scientific goal is to characterize diversity with respect to the whole range of education-relevant variables. In addition to the classical socio-demographic components, this includes, for example, individual prior knowledge, the ability to self-regulate and self-control, and the question of how diverse an optimal group must be set up. In addition, theory-based research will be promoted: The focus will be on how digital technologies can be used to respond adaptively to an increasing diversity of students in personalized teaching/learning scenarios.
Scientists from various disciplines of FernUniversität and associated faculty cooperate to adress these issues from educational, psychological, economic, business informatics, legal and computer science perspectives.
To complement our competences, we cooperate with other relevant institutions in the field such as DFKI, DIE, HIIG or Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.
In this community we accept publications, which result from our own D²L²-projects or are published by faculty/associated faculty.