'Study as you are!' – Requirement design and implementation strategy of barrier-sensitive university teaching on the example of the inclusive digital language pedagogy

At Europa-Universität Flensburg, digital learning is seen as an innovative transformation process. Successful digital teaching requires awareness of and consideration for the heterogeneity of course participants. Designing and implementing barrier-sensitive learning content even more important in the creation of suitable online and blended learning scenarios, where the full spectrum of diverse learning needs becomes evident. Importantly, barriers are not purely physical impairments; family obligations, job-related activities, and physical distance also hinder student participation in learning activities that have a fixed date. The work of STUDYasU starts with an awareness of and consideration for this heterogeneity in digital teaching and learning processes.

STUDYasU aims at developing adaptable, barrier-sensitive, digital teaching and learning scenarios that acknowledge and address heterogeneity and the individual needs of teachers and learners to which it gives rise. Through individual courses, we plan to develop and evaluate prototypical teaching and learning scenarios. Our preliminary results will allow us to derive process and model frameworks and, therefore, to transfer these prototypical learning scenarios to other university courses.



digital learning, inclusion; digitization of teaching, diversity


08/01/2021 - 07/31/2024

Institutions of the EUF

Center for Education, Instruction, School and Socialization Research (ZeBUSS), Institute for Special Education

Cooperation partners

  1. Prof. Dr. Kirsten Diehl, Inclusive Didactics, Europa-Universität Flensburg (EUF) and Academic Advisor for the Institute for Inclusive Education gGmbH, Kiel

  2. Prof. Dr. Karin Vogt, English Didactics, Heidelberg University of Education (PHHD)

  3. Dr. Gerke Doetjes, Academic Affairs Program Director, Foreign Language Teaching, University of Oslo (UiO), Norway