New, flexible study models such as distance studies break down geographic and temporal boundaries. They create new spaces: places for teaching and learning, in the real world as well as in virtual worlds. Your distance study campus is wherever teaching and learning takes place for you, the student. During the on-site seminars, that’s in the seminar rooms of the DUW building in Berlin. During the field trip, actual businesses become places of learning. In the distance learning phases, your home is your university campus. And no matter where you’re learning, the DUW Online Campus is within easy reach — from practically anywhere in the world. The Online Campus is your virtual learning space, your tool for information and organization, your instant connection to the university and your community of fellow students.
You’ll be doing most of your distance studies from home. There, in your private environment, you can learn in your own personal style. In independent study you’ll work through the specially designed study booklets. The academic and didactic concept of the printed study materials is specifically aimed at your special situation as a working student and makes it easy for you to organize your learning independently. You can set up your classroom at your desk one day, and on the sofa or in the garden the next.
The Online Campus is your virtual learning space throughout your course of study. This is where you’ll work through online study units, attend online seminars, network with other students and do cooperative projects, discuss the course material in forums and chats, and get support from your tutors as you study. This e-learning format, tailored to your specific needs, promotes cooperative learning — you and your fellow students learn from one another as well as from your instructors — and also extends your media skills.
Appealing seminar rooms with modern technical equipment, such as WiFi, assure you of effective learning in a pleasant atmosphere during the on-site seminars in Berlin. You’ll meet your instructors and fellow students personally, and develop your command of the course material in small groups. You can use the on-site seminars to make stimulating acquaintances and get the benefit of other working students’ different points of view. The cafeteria in the building provides convenient refreshment and space to relax between the seminar sessions.
For a week your campus will relocate to an actual workplace. The field trip, an integral part of your course of study, takes you on a six-day excursion to selected companies, government agencies or other organizations. There you’ll conduct scientific field research related to your course of study, in Germany or abroad if you choose, and become familiar with typical fields of the knowledge you have acquired at DUW. Talking with experts, you’ll gain insights into actual practice in a selected area of your field. At the same time, the field trip builds community: you’ll contribute your expertise in discussions with your fellow students, and you’ll advise each other on issues of professional practice.
During your course of study at DUW, you’ll add valuable contacts to your professional and personal network. You’re an integral part of the community of students, tutors and instructors from both academic and professional spheres, and you’re continuously in communication.
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DUW is easy to get to by public transport from Berlin’s Tegel and Schönefeld airports and from the central station. And the sights of central Berlin can be reached easily by public transport from the campus close to Kurfürstendamm.
Bus X10, M29, M19: S Halensee
U-Bahn U7: Adenauerplatz