Title: The Bologna Process and its changes for the teacher education in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany - Media-Education-Online as an innovative example for statewide cooperation of universities

Authors: Eva Kleß; Anke Pfeiffer

Addresses: University Koblenz-Landau, Campus Landau, Bürgerstr, Bürgerstr. 23, 76829 Landau, Germany ' University Koblenz-Landau, Campus Koblenz, Universitätsstr, Universitätsstr. 1, 56070 Koblenz, Germany

Abstract: Since 2007, the German Network Educational Science has offered the students of five university places (Kaiserslautern, Koblenz, Landau, Mainz and Trier) in the area of Rhineland-Palatinate the opportunity to study educational science. In addition to campus-based events the students also have access to online courses at the partner universities in the federal state. The main goal of the network is the professional exchange and mutual recognition of selected courses. This article provides information on the educational policy background presents the collaborative arrangements between the participating universities and reflects the exchange in university life on the basis of the blended learning course Media-Education-Online.

Keywords: universities; Germany; Bologna Process; European Higher Education Area; EHEA; EU; European Union; teacher education; Rhineland-Palatinate; Media-Education-Online; statewide cooperation; e-learning; electronic learning; online learning; internet; world wide web; Network Educational Science; university students; University of Koblenz-Landau; University of Kaiserslautern; Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz; University of Trier; campus-based events; online courses; partner universities; federal states; professional exchange; mutual recognition; educational policies; collaborative arrangements; collaboration; blended learning; innovation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2013.052289

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2013 Vol.13 No.2, pp.218 - 232

Published online: 31 Jul 2013 *

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