The objective of good teaching in the field of on information systems should be to provide students with methods and mind-sets, which enable them to develop holistic solutions in a digital and complex work environment. Knowledge of theory and methods are tools to understand and shape real-life challenges. In times of increasing networking and digitalization, the approach of ‘collaboration engineering’ provides a toolbox for design and cooperation in socio-technical systems.
Our goal is to support students to independently and critically deal with contents and methods of information systems research and practice. Therefore students need the abilities to autonomously acquire knowledge, question it and reflect on the own way of thinking as well as leaving it if necessary. Besides imparting high-quality, up-to-date foundations and connecting research and practice, it is important to support interactive, autonomous and application-oriented learning. Within the scope of practical seminars or theses students are for example guided to design and implement their own collaboration processes. To get to know the design aspect of information systems, among other things, group support systems are used in our courses. Students create and pilot own collaboration processes and learn the use of IT tools as well as the relation between IT systems and users. Case studies and own projects help students to connect taught theories and application.
Special focus is laid on integration of current research results into teaching as well as mentoring of theses projects with direct reference to current research projects to achieve a close connection between teaching and research. Suitable graduate students are encouraged and prepared for scientific work.
To secure and improve the quality of teaching, courses are reviewed continuously, whereby results are shared with the students.