DEE: Digital Education Ecosystem

Project-ID: 57542858

The central component for the digitalisation of the Master School is the Digital Ecosystem for virtual, international teaching networks. This Digital Education Ecosystem (DEE) integrates all components for teaching & learning, content development and programme management processes.

This DEE enables cross-university processes instead of the previous process and media discontinuities at university borders. This enables teachers to offer their topics and competences to all partners of the network and students to automate the processes for an individualised student journey through the wide range of content and formats in the Master School. Moreover, teachers and students can choose between real and virtual mobility and thus adapt the international learning and teaching experience to their individual life and financial situation.

Part of ManDEE project.

Project Information

Project period:
01.04.2020 – 31.03.2023

Project type:
DAAD funding programme: International Mobility and Cooperation through Digitalisation (IMKD)

Grant holder:
Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts (FH Dortmund)

Project coordinator:
Carsten Wolff


Project goals:

  • Pilot development, testing, and evaluation of a Digital Education Ecosystem (DEE) for virtual, international teaching networks.

Project outcomes:

  • Integration and evaluation of the eLearning Community Server (ECS);
  • Development, implementation, and evaluation of the “Student Journey Configurator”;
  • Development, implementation, and evaluation of the “Mobility Planner”;
  • Establishment and evaluation of an EMREX-compliant exchange platform for student data and connection to the Student Life Cycle Management Systems of the partner universities;
  • Establishment and evaluation of data exchange for mobility data by means of Erasmus-without-Paper (EWP) between the partners and connection to the Erasmus portals (e.g. SOP);
  • Establishment of a co-production environment with version management system (Git), Wiki and collaboration platform (Confluence), private cloud (NextCloud), and workflow system.

The Pre-Check Service allows interested students the possibility to verify their eligibility to enter the following international Master Programmes:

  • Master Digital Transformation (MDT),
  • Master Embedded Systems Engineering (ESE), and
  • European Master in Project Management (EuroMPM).

The applicant needs to fill out a pre-check form including their Bachelor’s degree and transcript, language certificates, and other documents.

To enter the Pre-Check Service as an applicant please follow.

To enter the Pre-Check Service as a reviewer please follow.

The User Service is an Open Source system that provides the central point of authentication and identity management. The Service offers the users unified access to the Services of DEE (Digital Education Ecosystem) and smooth and protected data exchange.

To enter the User Service please follow.


  • All partner organisations have the possibility to access the project supporting tools and cloud repository.

    To enter Nextcloud (follow)
    NextCloud – content online collaboration platform.

    To enter Confluence (follow)
    Confluence – collaboration wiki tool.

    To enter Jira (follow)
    Jira – software to manage and track projects.


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