The annual eLearning Netzwerktag was a highly anticipated one-day event where the eLearning community of Frankfurt and the surrounding areas gathered to present the highlights of the past year to the public. On November 21, 2023, the event took place at Campus Westend, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. Among the speakers, the Prof. Dr. Maren Scheffel, Prof. Dr. Franziska Matthäus , CIO of Goethe University Ulrich Schielein, Prof. Dr.Hendrik Drachsler, Director of studiumdigitale, delivered an opening speech that reflected on an incredible year, with a particular focus on the advancements in generative Artificial Intelligence applications.

Hendrik Drachsler’s speech highlighted the significant developments in the field of digital learning. At the previous Netzwerktag, applications like ChatGPT, Midjourney, Stablediffusions, and open language models (LLMs) such as LAMA were relatively unknown to most attendees. However, within just a year, we witnessed the rapid uptake and utilization of these new AI tools in our daily achievements, showcasing the remarkable speed at which the field of digital learning was progressing.


The 16th eLearning Netzwerktag encompassed these groundbreaking developments while also addressing other compelling educational topics. The packed program featured various sessions and workshops, including:

1. Welcome by Prof. Dr. Hendrik Drachsler (Director of studiumdigitale)
2. Program introduction by Julia Schmitt and Michael Eichhorn from studiumdigitale
3. Keynote on “Learning Analytics or Learning Design? Learning Analytics AND Learning Design!” by Prof. Dr. Maren Scheffel from Ruhr-University Bochum
4. Workshops on Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, and Learning Design from research projects like HIKOF/IMPACT, fuels, FoLA, and HessenHub
5. Presentation on building elements for a digital strategy of the Goethe University by Ulrich Schielein (CIO of Goethe University)
6. Discussion on Critical Computational Literacy by Prof. Dr. Franziska Matthäus from C3S
7. Project showcase of internal teaching innovation projects (DigiTeLL)
8. Innovation & Information Hub sessions
9. Closing remarks by Prof. Dr. Hendrik Drachsler

The 16th eLearning Netzwerktag was a captivating event that embraced the latest advancements in digital learning while also providing a platform to delve into other critical educational issues.

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