Professional Communication in Electronic Media / Social Media

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Technologies and concepts, like Social Media and mobile applications have strongly changed communication and collaboration. The Research Group of Professional Communication in Electronic Media / Social Media investigates the changed structures and their effects on organizations (digital enterprise / digital innovation) as well as individuals and society (digital society) from the perspective of Information Systems.

October 2018

ProCo chair is part of Erasmus+ project on VR

The PROCO chair of Prof. Stieglitz participates in a research project on VR within the Erasmus+ programme of the EU. The goal of the project is the research and evaluation of VR scenarios for teaching. The aim is to clarify how VR technologies can be used to improve the quality of teaching. Possible scenarios are, for example, the use in scientific exercises with hazardous material, which can be carried out without risk, or transnational courses in which students from several countries participate. The project runs over 2 years with a volume of 220,000 Euro. In addition to the University of Duisburg-Essen, the University of Liechtenstein (as coordinator) and the University of Agder from Norway are also involved in the project. Associated partners are the European Research Center for Information Systems (ERCIS) and the University of Nebraska Omaha (USA).

The press release of the University of Duisburg-Essen (German language)

Further information on Erasmus+

Further information on the University of Liechtenstein

Further information on the University of Agder

June 2018

DFG is funding a project on research data management at the University of Duisburg-Essen

Together with the WWU Münster, Prof. Dr. Stefan Stieglitz receives funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG) for the implementation of the project "sciebo Research Data Services - Research Data Management Services and Tools for Scientists". The aim is to implement particularly low-threshold services for the management of research data. Ideally, this scientific research data should be stored in a sustainable and transparent way. In order to make this additional work easier for researchers, services and tools will be developed over a period of three years. These tolls will support research data management from project development and operational work with the data in the research project through to the publication and archiving of research data. These services and tools will be technically embedded in the collaboration and storage service "sciebo", which now has approximately 115,000 users. The project is conducted in cooperation with Dr. Beate Tröger from the University and State Library (ULB) Münster and Dr. Raimund Vogl from the Centre for Information Processing (ZIV) of the WWU Münster.

Further information on the project website
Further information about the research group
Further information about the ULB
Further information about the ZIV