Co-creation concepts for the development of interactive learning content and videos (InLeVi).

Starting situation

Even before the pandemic, the use of videos and other learning content to support learning processes rose sharply. Due to the closure of many educational institutions, such as universities, the use of learning videos as a learning method has risen sharply once again. In addition, the University of Kassel is pursuing the goal of advancing the digitization of studies and teaching with a development plan and its mission statement. It is becoming apparent that the increasing use of learning videos and the lack of interaction within the videos can also have a negative impact on students' learning outcomes. This is because typical learning videos, in which a lecturer presents content, can quickly have a demotivating effect and, above all, put low-performing students at a disadvantage. Against this background, learning videos should not only be used for pure knowledge transfer, but also enable knowledge verification as well as exchange with other students in order to promote interaction in the context of the use of such formats. At the same time, there are more and more possibilities for the further development of learning videos by means of interactive or even gamified elements, which can stimulate the learning process of students.

Aim of the project and background

Within the project, learning-centered co-creation concepts will be developed to integrate heterogeneous groups of students in the development process of learning videos on the one hand and to develop interactive short learning contents as motivating and engagement-increasing elements in teaching-learning formats on the other hand. Students will be supported in a personalized way to independently develop short learning videos (5-8 minutes) and to prepare them with interactive elements. By using digital assistants, so-called chatbots, students can be supported actively and scalably in the creation process. The combination of interactive learning videos with co-creation concepts offers us the opportunity to actively involve students in digital teaching-learning processes and to initiate and help shape deeper didactic innovations with regard to the design of learning videos and co-creation elements at the university.

The basis for the piloting is an existing Flipped Classroom concept in the context of existing basic courses in order to implement the co-creation elements within the courses and to evaluate their effectiveness. The project aims to develop transferable Open Educational Resource (OER) concepts and modules based on open source products to enable interoperability and transferability of the developed concepts to other contexts.


The project InLeVi of the University of Kassel from 2022 to 2024, is funded by the funding program of the Foundation Innovation in University Teaching.