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In the seminar a wiki is used in order to intensify the interaction with theacademic the academic texts beforehand. The blended learning scenario allows for an online-supported self-study phase before the actual course; in the seminar itself the student results of the online phase are taken up and discussed. Illustration 1 illustrates the blended learning scenario. 

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  1. Searching for freely available versions of the preparatory reading texts in a targetted targeted manner
  2. A bit of a larger workload when structuring and designing the page, especially with regard to inter-wiki links
  3. In contrast to Blackboard where students are automatically enrolled via Campus Management the students had to be manually enrolled so that they would be able to edit the wiki. For this it was necessary that the students logged in themselves once which meant that extra e-mail prompts were necessary for about one-third of the students. This point is surely the biggest extra workload which can of course - if available - be easily delegated to a student or teaching assistant.

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The request to post entries on the texts read beforehand worked very well and functioned for the entire semester. It was only with the first task that there was a slight discrepance discrepancy regarding the distribution of the entries in favor of the strengths/weaknesses. This was not a problem anymore in the successive sessions after a note that the focus should be more on the open questions had been sent out. What was especially successful was the fact that the students could see and read their peers' posts. Thereby the number of redundant questions was quite low.   

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