DigitEx - Designing digital excursions!
DigitEx - Designing digital excursions!

DigitEx - Designing digital excursions!

Ludwigsburg University of Education

Maren Muth, Stefanie Hartmann, Steffen Schaal


Duration 6 units
Unit 2 hours/unit
Licence CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Participants 6
Availability Unlimited
Start Date 1 September 2024
Costs € 0.00
Videos 11

General Course Information

Discover the innovative professional development course for digitally supported excursions offered by the Ludwigsburg University of Education!

Our blended-learning course is designed for teachers of all school types and offers flexible learning opportunities. The aim of this training is the effective and adaptive application of digital technologies in the classroom and at extracurricular learning sites.

The course is offered as an Open Educational Resource (OER) and is structured in a modular format. It can be completed in full or in parts, depending on your prior knowledge, and allows for a flexible start and pause at any time. Each of the six modules provides informative videos, additional literature, practical examples, and various opportunities for direct communication with us, either via video conference or in the forum.

Take this opportunity to enhance your digital skills and sign up now!


Course Content

The training course ‘DigitEx – Designing digital excursions’ is divided into the following modules:

  1. Module ‘Introduction’: This module presents the goals of the MOOC and explains the specific features for different learning groups. It also covers the theory of mobile, location-based learning.
  2. Module ‘Storytelling’: This module focuses on designing excursions using narrative elements, including competition, plot arcs, and unexpected twists. Additionally, the general theory of gamification is discussed.
  3. Module ‘Preparing an Excursion’: In this module, you will learn how to prepare excursions in the classroom with students. This includes using VR headsets, the Thinglink tool, and theoretical concepts such as Novelty Space and location exploration.
  4. Module ‘Digital Applications’: This module introduces various digital tools such as H5P, Twine, and Actionbound, and explains how to create content with them. Legal aspects are also covered.
  5. Module ‘Inspiration’: Best practice examples are presented to provide inspiration for good excursions and lesson plans.
  6. Module ‘Post-Excursion Review’: This module focuses on reviewing excursions in the classroom and introduces tools like Co-Spaces and Minecraft/Minetest that can be used for this purpose.

Course Goals

In this training course, teachers learn to effectively and flexibly use digital technologies in the classroom and at extracurricular learning sites to enhance student learning outcomes. 

They are trained in both the effective application of these technologies and in adapting to the individual needs of their students. 

The goal is for teachers to use digital technologies in a way that supports the learning process and leads to improved learning results.

Previous Knowledge

No prior knowledge is required.

Course Procedure

The course begins on September 1, 2024. All modules will be released on a daily basis. After the course starts, there will be three virtual meetings (video conferences) where you can meet the course creators and interact with each other. Please mark the following dates in your calendar:

  • September 24, 2024, from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • October 10, 2024, from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • October 29, 2024, from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Please always use the following Zoom room:

Meeting ID: 350 646 0949 Passcode: 148762

The link to join directly will be provided in Module 1.


For actively participating in the course you will receive an automatic certificate which includes your username, the course name as well as the completed lessons. We want to point out that this certificate merely confirms that the user answered at least 75% of the self-assessment questions correctly.


This work is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. Additionally, the course includes other materials that are under a different license, but they are appropriately labeled. When attributing in accordance with the CC license, please mention the project https://mint-proned.de/startseite/ and the course creator steffen Schaal.

Course Instructor

Maren Muth, Stefanie Hartmann, Steffen Schaal
Maren Muth, Stefanie Hartmann, Steffen Schaal

Prof. Dr. Steffen Schaal
Professor of Biology and Biology Didactics at the Ludwigsburg University of Education. He is involved in several projects focusing on developing a reflective teaching habitus, which is a crucial component in the education of 21st-century skills across various socially relevant areas such as educational equity, biodiversity and sustainability, health, and the development of a culture of digitality.

Dr. Maren Muth
Academic staff member at the Ludwigsburg University of Education. Originally from the field of specialized biology, she has been involved in the MINT-ProNeD project (Professional Networks for Promoting Adaptive, Process-Oriented, Digitally Supported Innovations in STEM Teacher Education) since September 2023.

Stefanie Hartmann
Academic staff member at the Ludwigsburg University of Education. After completing her Master of Education, she seamlessly transitioned to working as a doctoral candidate in the MINT-ProNeD project (Professional Networks for Promoting Adaptive, Process-Oriented, Digitally Supported Innovations in STEM Teacher Education).

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The MINT-ProNeD team at the Ludwigsburg site is solely responsible for the course. There are no partners involved in its creation.

The Ludwigsburg team consists of Prof. Dr. Steffen Schaal, Dr. Maren Muth, and Stefanie Hartmann. Steffen Schaal and his team are dedicated to research and education aimed at advancing future-oriented teacher training.

The MINT-ProNeD project is part of the lernen:digital network and consolidates expertise from Schools of Education in Baden-Württemberg, LMU Munich, RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau, as well as the German Institute for Adult Education and the Leibniz Institute for Educational Research and Information. The goal is to establish an integrated overall concept for teacher education to effectively implement adaptive teaching methods across the board.

This course was developed as part of a project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and financed by the European Union.

Ludwigsburg University of Education

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