This year, the "digi@BIOstart" project receives funding from a university-wide competition. The WWU's "digiFellows" programme supports individuals who
strengthen university teaching with outstanding learning and teaching opportunities. The funding provides the award recipients with the scope and resources to realise their individual approaches to developing and testing digitally supported teaching, exchange and examination formats.
Under the title "digi@BIOstart", Dr. Julia Ghelman and her colleagues are establishing a preliminary course that introduces first-year students in the BSc Biosciences to the content of a basic science course via blended learning. The pre-course is intended to give participants the opportunity to assess their level of knowledge before they begin their studies and to compensate for any deficits. The offer takes the form of a voluntary self-learning course on the e-learning platform Learnweb, which is supported by a learning group phase via WWU-Zoom. The preliminary course is organised by students in the 4th semester of the BSc Biosciences degree programme as part of their practical phase in the soft skills module.