About Us

The Institute for Knowledge Media (IWM) is an interdisciplinary research and transfer institute and central scientific institution of the University of Koblenz-Landau. It combines the research and piloting of new methods and tools for the use of digital media in teaching with the tasks of a central service facility for this area. The collegial management of the institute consists of Dr. Peter Ferdinand (management), Prof. Dr. Michael Klemm (Media Science, Koblenz Campus) and Prof. Dr. Jürgen Roth (Mathematics Didactics, Landau Campus). The core competencies of the IWM are in the following areas:

  • Upgrading educational processes through the use of digital media
  • Didactics and sociotechnics
  • Knowledge representation and system development

We use these core competencies to implement a wide range of media-supported teaching and learning scenarios and in the field of knowledge management. Areas of application are university teaching, but also teaching in schools and vocational training.

A central challenge of our work is to analyze the dynamic development in the field of digital media, to recognize possible added values for teaching and learning and to make them usable with the help of an efficient e-learning support.

Our manifold projects are an important basis for this and enable the institute to transfer technical and pedagogical innovations into the teaching of the university in a special way.

We test new teaching and learning technologies and make recommendations for their use.

We advise our project partners and university staff on the use of digital media and provide educational and technical support.

Through our mailing list and at the annual Koblenz eLearning Days we provide current insights into our work.