Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences offers a professional academic education. Courses are not only focused on academic learning but also aim to fulfill industry requirements. The University enrolls more than 6,000 students and has a total staff of more than 650 persons. Most research projects at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences are managed by a central facility, the Institute for Applied Research (IAF). Founded in 1987, its task is to promote applied scientific research and development projects. The IAF main research activities are: applied computer sciences and geoinformatics, intelligent measurement systems and sensor technologies and civil, environmental and process engineering. Seventy scientific employees are financed from the annual 2.3 million revenue of the current 50 IAF projects. The IAF has excellent scientific know-how to carry out research projects in collaboration with business and industry and is well experienced in the management of several large scale EU research projects (FP6; LIFE; Asia Pro Eco; coordinator of EU project SQUAW with partners from Germany, France and Austria; EURO-Entrepreneurship with partners from France and Belgium etc.). To carry out its assigned tasks more efficiently, the IAF maintains several specialized sub-institutes. One of these is the Institute for Computers in Education (ICe), headed by Prof. Dr. Henning. In the current proposal, the ICe will be responsible for the scientific activities, while administrative tasks will be handled by the professional staff of the IAF.
ROLE IN THE INTUITEL PROJECT
HSKA is the overall scientific and technical coordinator of the project. HSKA has outstanding experience in software development for LMS (co-development of ILIAS since 2005), ontologies, software system design, pedagogical aspects of technology supported learning and the evaluation of e-learning projects. This multidisciplinary experience has lead to the core ideas for the INTUITEL project, HSKA therefore also takes the leadership for development of the Learning Progress Model.