Flexible and individual support of disciplinary and interdisciplinary competencies through socio-technical design of systems of hybrid intelligence (Komp-HI)

The digitization of teaching poses technical and legal challenges to universities but also holds the potential to support the learning processes of students efficiently using artificial intelligence.

The Komp-HI project (Fachliche und überfachliche Kompetenzen durch soziotechnisches Design von Systemen hybrider Intelligenz flexibel und individuell fördern) aims to exploit this potential by piloting applications for various university courses at the University of Kassel with didactically sensible use of AI systems. The goal is to provide students with a personalized learning experience through the combination of artificial and human intelligence (hybrid intelligence). In doing so, the project seeks to strengthen not only professional but also interdisciplinary competencies (such as empathy and media literacy).

The Chair for Public Law, IT Law and Environmental Law (Prof. Dr. Gerrit Hornung, LL.M.) at the University of Kassel is dedicated to the legal study of the project subject. Within the legal part of the project, suggestions for data protection-compliant design of the used systems, which should be integrated from the start of system development, will be developed, focusing on the comprehensive processing of student data and the related use of artificial intelligence. Specifically, the project will examine which legal bases are applicable for the processing of student data, how data protection requirements for technical design (Privacy by Design) are to be determined and implemented project-specifically, and how the requirements for transparency and purpose limitation can be met, particularly in view of the use of artificial intelligence. Furthermore, the requirements of national data protection law are being examined. In this context, the update of the E-Learning Statutes of the University of Kassel is also being pursued. The updated E-Learning Statues are intended to serve as a model for E-Learning Statutes of other universities.

The interdisciplinary project involves the Chair for Public Law, IT Law, and Environmental Law (Prof. Dr. Gerrit Hornung, LL.M.), the Chairs for Information Systems and Systems Engineering (Prof. Dr. Matthias Söllner, project coordinator), Developmental Psychology (Prof. Dr. Mirjam Ebersbach), Information Systems (Prof. Dr. Jan Marco Leimeister), Cognitive Psychology (Prof. Dr. Ralf Rummer), and the Dean of the Mechanical Engineering Department (Prof. Dr. Hartmut Hetzler) at the University of Kassel.

Project information

Federal Ministry of Education and Research

December 2021 - November 2025

Project leader:
Prof. Dr. Gerrit Hornung, LL.M.

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