"When we heard about the exchange opportunity through Montgelas, we became curious. Exchange and networking between educational systems are enormously important, especially given the opportunities and challenges that the last few years have brought in the field of higher education didactics," Cornelia Entner describes her motivation to apply for funding through the Montgelas Program.
Their supervisor, Andreas Fleischmann, Director of ProLehre | Media and Didactics, strongly supported his two employees in their endeavors. They also received help from Daniel Holl, Program Manager of the Montgelas Program, who provided advice and support to the two candidates for the grant, not only during the application process. In August 2023, Entner and Truebenbach set off for Canada's West Coast to the UBC – carrying a great deal of thirst for knowledge as well as reports about their work at ProLehre.
German-Canadian exchange on online teaching and artificial intelligence
The great hospitality of the Canadian colleagues from the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT), whom the two ProLehre employees met, was remarkable. Similar to ProLehre at TUM, CTLT at UBC is dedicated to the professional development of teachers. "We were thrilled by how much time the staff from various CTLT teams took to get to know us and report on their work," says Thekla Truebenbach.