Working with different sources and documents is important for students of all disciplines. In a previous project phase (KoKoHs project MultiTex), a computer-based test was developed to assess the competence of students to understand multiple documents (Multiple Document Comprehension, MDC).
In the subsequent transfer project, this test is to be made available to students of the Humanities and Social Sciences as an aid during the entry-level phase of their studies. At the same time, the project will investigate which conditions must be met to promote a sustainable use of the MDC test and to support the optimal development of the MDC ability of students during their first semester.
- As part of the MultiTex Transfer project, the MDC test will initially be made available as a self-assessment and in introductory courses at universities. Students with MDC deficits can improve their abilities by using support material that is also being developed within the project.
- In a second step, the researchers will identify the conditions for success for the optimal use of the MDC test as a diagnostic, feedback, and support tool. The type of feedback will be examined and the conditions for success will be discussed in introductory sessions with students, student advisors, and teachers.
Finally, a concept for the sustainable use of the test for students, teachers, and student counselling will be developed.
MultiTex Transfer is a joint project of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) and the University of Bamberg, the Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education (DIPF), as well as practitioners from the University of Bamberg, Goethe University Frankfurt, and University of Wuppertal. It is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
At LIfBi, MultiTex Transfer is situated in Department 1 (Head: Prof. Dr. Ilka Wolter).
Project duration: March 1, 2020 to February 28, 2022
Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Project management: Prof. Dr. Cordula Artelt (Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories), Dr. Cornelia Schoor (University of Bamberg), Dr. Ulf Kröhne (DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education), Dr. Carolin Hahnel (DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education), Prof. Dr. Frank Goldhammer (DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education)