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Project duration 01.05.2021 - 30.04.2022

Digital School – The federal indicator 2021

The study Schule digital der Länderindikator 2021 (Digital School – The federal indicator 2021) examines the use of digital media in the classroom in depth in the German school system and in a comparison between the German states. Following up on the surveys conducted in 2015 to 2017, it is also possible to analyze trends in the further development of core areas of media education in schools.

Project description

The study Schule digital der Länderindikator 2021 is a follow-up to the potential of the 2015 to 2017 conducted Länderindikators, which examined digitization in the German school system in a comparison between the German federal states. By describing the current state in core areas of digitization at schools, enabling comparisons between federal states, and presenting developments and trends over the years, valuable results are generated for education policy, local and regional stakeholders, the scientific community, and the public.

Blau-graues Icon und blau-grauer Schriftzug des Projektnamens Schule digital - der Länderindikator

The Länderindikator 2021 aims to investigate the importance of learning with and via digital media in the knowledge and information society of the 21st century in the German school system and to contribute to educational monitoring in the context of digitization. The focus is on schools at the lower secondary level. In addition to the constant recording of basic conditions for the use of digital media in the classroom (ICT equipment, conditions of ICT use, aspects of the digitization-related competencies of students and teachers), the Länderindikator 2021 focuses on two main topics in particular. It examines the question of what changes teachers perceive as a result of investments in the digitization of schools. A second thematic focus includes the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on digitization in schools. Based on surveys of 1,200 secondary school teachers nationwide, analyses will be conducted that will allow for implications for further development in this context.

Lead researcher at IFS and Project management

Project team

  • Dr. Sittipan Yotyodying

External project partners

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Location & approach

The most convenient highway exits are on the B 1/A 40 (Dortmund-Barop) (closer to the North Campus) and on the A45 (Dortmund-Eichlinghofen). The university is signposted at both exits. In the local road network you will find signs to Campus Nord, where the Campus Treff is also located. From Emil-Figge-Strasse, entrance no. 18 and from Vogelspothsweg entrance no. 23 lead to parking spaces near the venue.

From Dortmund main station, take the S-Bahn "S1" in the direction of Solingen on track 7 to the stop "Dortmund-Universität" (price level A). The S-Bahn runs every 15 minutes during peak hours on weekdays and takes about 6 minutes. From Düsseldorf, the S-Bahn runs every 30 minutes. Directly at the S-Bahn station you will find the CDI building, which houses the Center for Research on Education and School Development.

One of the university's landmarks is the H-Bahn, which has two terminuses on the North Campus. One is located directly above the S-Bahn station and is easily accessible from it by elevators. The other is located in the center of Campus North at the bridge between the University Library and the Mensa, right next to the Audimax. The H-Bahn runs from here to the South Campus and the Eichlinghofen district.

Dortmund has an airport connected with some destinations in Central Europe. There are regular flights, for example, to Amsterdam, Berlin, Dresden, Katowice, Krakow, Leipzig-Halle, London, Munich, Nuremberg, Paris, Poznan, Stuttgart, Vienna and Zurich. For the approximately 20 kilometers from the Dortmund airport to the campus, you can take the bus to the main train station and from there the S-Bahn. Faster is usually the use of a cab. Far more international flight connections are offered by the Rhine-Ruhr Airport in Düsseldorf, about 60 kilometers away, which can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the university station.