About us

ILI is and has many times been pioneer of innovation in learning for a great variety of target groups. Here are some of the milestones.

2013

ILI moved again in November 2013 (for the fourth time). This time from Erlangen, the core of  FAU, to the dynamic University site of Fürth. There, ILI has met optimum conditions:
Premises that offer work space for all staff, function roooms with a design taylor-made to ILI's requirements, and beautifully situated on Grundig's former company grounds (Uferstadt)
All in all, this has been a very positive development for ILI, which is also met with great approval on the part of our international guests.

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2012

Start of FAU MeinStudium, a project of ILI and FAU for the virtual opening of the whole university for students and pupils: an interactive portal for personal orientation that gives pupils an insight into all subjects and degree programmes of FAU.

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2011

Foundation of a Central Institute for Research in Teaching and Learning, Innovation and Transfer (ZELLIT) at FAU which represents research and development across the whole span of lifelong learning from basic research to applied research and innovation to knowledge transfer into FAU and outside of the university. The associated institutions are FBZHL, ILI, ZILL.

 

2007

ILI coordinates and implements the central e-learning platform and infrastructure of the Friedrich-Alexander University (StudOn). Within 3 years, 35,000 students and guests and 2,500 teachers are logging into the system up to 25,000 times a day.

2007

As part of the structural changes at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, FIM NewLearning was renamed ILI(FIM): Innovation in Learning Institute (FIM NewLearning), and became one of the large research-oriented institutes within the new Faculty of Philosophy (“School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Theology”).

2007

First University institute in Germany quality-certified for teaching and research under the national LQW scheme.

2003

First national virtual training network for teachers in the project eL3

2001

In the scope of the National project eLearning and eTeaching in the initial and continuous teacher education (eL3) FIM adheres to the ILIAS - OpenSource developers community.

1997

Coordination of planning and implementation of the Bavarian Virtual University vhb.

1997

First Senior Citizens Network in Germany for Knowledge Society skills and e-/social inclusion: SeniorenNetz Erlangen, later Bavarian Network of Senior Citizens Networks BSNF.



1994

First nationwide digital multimedia learning network in Germany: RecomP for women/parents returning to employment after the family period (using an ISDN network).

1992

FEN, the first FreeNet for all citizens in the Nuremberg region goes online - first in central Europe.

Ab 1989

Set-up of Internet dial-in for citizens using University Networks.



1985

First EU research project grant (DELTA preparatory action; first German institution in EU educational programs).

From 1976

Development of the first comprehensive media-based set of learning materials for basic studies in Psychology worldwide (the German abbreviation 'FIM' stands for distance teaching using media).