Advice and Links for E-Learning

At the beginning of the summer term 2020 e-learning proved to be challenging for students. Those who haven’t gathered any experience with e-learning yet need orientation regarding new tools, applications and possibilities.

There are tutorials for most e-learning tools, that provide a quick overview for beginners. Here you can find some examples for common tools:


Here you can find some links to unseful hints and tools for e-Learning and online collaborative working:

  • On (german website) you can find a list of useful e-Learning tools (not only for students).
  • This tool case of „Medien in der Schule“ (media in school)  presents a variety of online collaboration tools. Eventhough these tools and teaching scenarios are tailored to the specific requirements at schools, they may as well be applied in universities.
  • This broshure of the TU Hamburg  explores the topic of self study using digital media and might be of most interest for STEM-subjects. (p.18ff).
  • The e-learning blog of the TU Darmstadt informs about unseful tools for students.
  • Information about collaborative Working with fellow students can be found on OpenOLAT. This includes: forum, peer to peer chat or group chats, portfolio team work, wiki, project groups, blog and podcast, commentary and rating tool and interfaces for digital classrooms.


The central library of Kiel University offers a variety of e-learning information. These include video tutorials and teaching material about scientifc writing.
The new situation of online teaching and learning also raises some legal issues; surrounding e.g. privacy or examina. Some answers can be found here:


Many libraries and databases expanded their free offers:



This list will be progressively expanded and edited.
Further information on e-learning can also be found on

Contact information for questions and suggestions:
Antonia Stahl




    This project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research under grant number 01PL17068. The responsibility for the content of this publication lies with the authors.


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