Review: Paul-Thomas Kandzia & Thomas Ottmann (2003). E-Learning für die Hochschule. Erfolgreiche Ansätze für ein flexibleres Studium [E-Learning in Universities. A Successful Approach for a Flexible Study]

  • Martin Wysterski LDB Löffler GmbH Berlin
Keywords: virtual university, e-learning, simulations, multimedia-assisted learning, media competence


The concept is fantastic: studying independently of time and space. Within this notion of a virtual university, this scenario appears realistic. In particular, the continual advancement of technical possibilities gives credence to this aspiration. The reality of it, however, looks different. In fact, there is a multiplicity of single projects (mostly pilot), but a connection between the technical and the university is hard to find. The VIROR project, described in the anthology by KANDZIA and OTTMANN, is such a single project. Nevertheless, it does contain some interesting concerns about the establishment of a virtual university. In particular, financial aspects comprise the main problem; insecurity remains about whether parts of the project and/or the project team will get the opportunity to continue the work. Another fundamental problem is created by the technical cross-linking of the various universities involved, due to different systems and products being used and the need to harmonize them. Despite these and other problems, (like the different media authority of the students), the VIROR project shows positive beginnings for the future. Clearly, only solutions used by different universities at the same time will have a chance in the future. Isolated solutions will disappear from the market. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0501157


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Author Biography

Martin Wysterski, LDB Löffler GmbH Berlin
Martin WYSTERSKI; Studium der Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaften an der FU Berlin. Mitarbeiter bei verschiedenen Markt-, Meinungs- und Medienforschungsinstituten (u.a. forsa, MediaFutura, ComCult). Von 2001-2002 Junior-Analyst bei der Berlecon Research GmbH in Berlin. Seit Februar 2002 Research Manager bei der LDB Löffler GmbH in Berlin. Arbeitsschwerpunkte: Medienwirkungsforschung, Markt- und Meinungsforschung, Internet, TV-Forschung, Online-Marketing, E-Commerce, CRM-Systeme für den Automobilbereich. In FQS finden sich weitere Besprechungen von Martin WYSTERSKI zu: "Online-Journalismus – Perspektiven für die Wissenschaft und Praxis" ( (Klaus-Dieter Altmeppen, Hans-Jürgen Bucher & Martin Löffelholz 2000), "Fernsehen im Lebenslauf – Eine medienbiographische Studie" ( (Christiane Hackl 2001) und "Internet und Fernsehen – Vom asynchronen zum synchronen Content bei Live-Events" ( (Matthias Postel 2001).