With e-learning courses, you can decide for yourself when and at what pace you want to learn.
On this page you will find a selection of e-learning courses that are free of charge for young scientists at RPTU.
Good scientific practice in doctoral studies
How should research results be documented? What is the right way to cite? How does one handle image sources? Answers to questions about working correctly are provided in the eLearning course "Good Academic Practice During Doctoral Studies" in German and English.
GRADE, the graduate academy of the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt has designed an interdisciplinary course which conveys the most important aspects of good scientific praxis in an interactive way. Also, more doctorate topics are covered: How to plan and organize the research plans in an useful way or which legal aspects, like in the labour law and copyright, are relevant for Ph.D. students. Five modules are available, containing comprehensive information, tests to check the knowledge gained as well as supplementary information materials. To pass all modules it needs about 60 minutes.
The contents of the course are descripted on the GRADE-website.
After finishing the course there is the possibility to receive a certificate.
Members of the Nachwuchsring receive free licenses for participating the course:
Online courses on self-learning and methodological skills
The Zentrum für Innovation und Digitalisierung in Studium und Lehre (ZIDiS) offers RPTU employees participation in online courses on the following topics:
These two self-study modules are available in English:
- Time and Self-Management
- Present successfully
- Erfolgreich online präsentieren (online rally, supervised online course)
- Online-Kommunikation und -Moderation (supervised online course)
- Work-Life-Learn-Balance (supervised online course)
- Aktiv und reflexiv lernen (self-study module)
- Erfolgreich präsentieren (self-study module)
- Informationen strukturieren und Wissen erweitern (self-study module)
- Zeit- und Selbstmanagement (self-study module)
These are free online offerings for the further development of one's own competencies. Participation in the unsupervised self-learning modules is possible at any time of day or night. You can find more information here.
The tutorial-supported online courses have a duration of about 6 weeks and are held once or twice per semester. You can find the dates here.
Successful participation is confirmed by a certificate of attendance.
If you have any questions, please contact ZIDiS directly.
Contact person is Elisa Strozzi: zidis-workshoplehre[at]rptu.de
As a scientist, how and with whom do you communicate about your research? Science communication can be a central aspect of scientific work. It promotes social understanding, strengthens trust in science, enables innovation and inspires people to educate themselves and participate in scientific dialogue. The basic course will provide you with useful know-how if you are communicating about your research or considering a career in science communication. Would you like to use social media to communicate about your research? The additional social media course (only in german) is particularly useful if you have concrete plans to use your own social media channels and communicate about your research there.
The course teaches basic skills for successful science communication. It focuses on the definition of science communication, the roles of different actors, and the different dimensions, including target group, topic, medium, style and goal. Special emphasis is placed on the interaction between science and the media, trust in science and the development of media skills. The aim is to promote a comprehensive understanding of the requirements of science communication and to develop the necessary skills and abilities. Learn more here.
National Institute for Science Communication (NaWik).
The Basis-cource is available in english and german.
Members of the TU-Nachwuchsrings receive free licenses for participation the course.
The e-learning units can be flexibly integrated into everyday working life at any time and from anywhere. The course lasts 8 hours and comprises 14 modules that can be accessed online at any time. You have 6 months (after registration) to work on the content and complete the course. After completing the course and the final test, you will receive a certificate of attendance.
Combination of the course "Basics of Science Communication" and the additional course "Social Media in Science Communication"
The additional social media course is currently only offered in German.
E-learning courses from goodhabitz
Department 6.1 - Quality Management/ Human Resources Development - offers employees free participation in all e-learning courses on thegoodhabitz platform.
You can register with your RHRZ accounthere. You can choose from a wide range of courses on topics such as productivity, management and teamwork, leadership skills or personal development.
To make the selection easier, we have compiled interesting courses for our target groups. Have fun browsing and trying them out!
By the way: Most of the courses are offered in different languages, besides German and English, for example also in French, Spanish and Italian!