Providing Integrated Services for Innovative Teaching and Research
The Center for Digital Systems (CeDiS) is the competence center for E-Learning, E-Research and Multimedia at Freie Universität Berlin. CeDiS assists the university’s departments and institutions with consultancy services, central systems and customized solutions on all aspects related to technology-enhanced teaching and research.
CeDiS has been entrusted with providing central services as well as consultancy and qualification programs surrounding the topic of E-Learning. Its main objective is to establish blended learning - the use of digital media as a complement to the traditional face-to-face teaching.
The use of digital media and technologies for research purposes is the focus of this unit. Besides specific developments on the level of individual projects service area addresses overarching methodological questions that arise from the use of digital media and systems.
CeDiS provides various it-systems - for example the central content- and learning-management-systems, web 2.0-technologies, and e-examination-software. We advise and support users on the implementation and maintenance of these technologies.
CeDiS offers a wide variety of training solutions designed to introduce academic staff to the educational potential of digital technologies and web 2.0 applications. The courses, webinars and workshops enable the participants to use online elements in their teaching or research.
E-publishing and Open Access form a joint focus area of CeDiS. Geared to the principle of Open Access, the free accessibility to scientific findings, we offer advice and support for publication projects and the technical implementation of electronic publishing solutions.
Alongside consulting, CeDiS offers a comprehensive spectrum of services within the field of audiovisual media; ranging from recording lecture courses and documenting conferences to creating image films, digitalizing audiovisual materials and making them available on the internet.
The Design unit offers extensive expertise on the design and production of digital and analog media. This includes websites, teaching and learning environments, animations, research platforms, corporate design concepts as well as printed products and presentations.