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Get Online Week – Dortmund 2020

Duration: October 2019 until July 2020

Keywords: Digitale Inklusion, Nachhaltigkeit, Empowerment

Procekt management: Dr. Bastian Pelka

Leonie Beul, Sophia Schlechter, Sophie Milz, Anna Friedrich, Jorina Sonnenschein, Sophie Elstner, Yanick Häring, Isabelle Ilgner

Project description:
Die Get Online Week – Dortmund (GOW – Dortmund) ist Teil einer europäischen Kampagne, deren Ziel es ist, Medienkompetenzen zu vermitteln und die Teilhabe an der digitalen Gesellschaft zu fördern. 2020 wird diese zum sechsten Mal in Dortmund stattfinden.


Project goals:

  • Prevention and awareness
  • Competence acquisition and competence promotion
  • Sustainability of the course content
  • Reduce digital divide
  • Promotion of digitization


Detailed Project description:

In 2020, the new project group consisting of 10 students of rehabilitation pedagogy will join the past years with newly designed courses. For the Contact Day, which took place on 05/12/2019, we developed initial outlines for the Get Online Week courses. We have already been able to make some contacts there. In the near future, we will continue to develop our concepts and plan visits to the facilities in order to optimally adapt the course content.

The target groups we want to reach with our courses are people with cognitive impairments, elementary school and lower school students, and refugees. From 23.-29.03.2020 we will develop content with the target groups for the courses described below.


Get Online Week 2020 Workshops:

  • Wifi in residential groups - opportunities and possibilities through the use of the Internet
  • #Watch out - Dangers on the Internet - We show you your Plan B!
  • Media in everyday life - risks of the smartphone
  • Media vocational preparation for refugees



  1. Project initiation: Current status assessment and research question
  2. Planning and course development
  3. Implementation of the Get Online Week 2020 (23.03.-29.03.2020)
  4. Evaluation

Location & approach

Exit 13 (Kreuz Dortmund Nord-Ost), direction Derne/Schwerte (B236), 1st exit direction Dortmund-Eving, next traffic lights turn right (Kemminghauser Str.), after 2.7km turn left (Evinger Str./B 54), after 1.1km traffic lights turn left (Deutsche Straße), after 500m on the left is the Evinger Platz.

From the Bundesstraße 1 (extension A40 or A44) to the intersection B1/B236 direction Lünen, 3rd exit direction Dortmund-Eving.

Exit Dortmund Hafen, turn left until the intersection Münsterstraße (B54), direction Eving, after about three kilometers turn into Deutsche Straße.

You can download an enlarged general map here

From Dortmund Airport, it takes just about 20 minutes to get to Dortmund Central Station by AirportExpress and from there to the university by subway (U-Bahn) 41. The stop is "Zeche Minister Stein". A wider range of international flight connections is offered by Düsseldorf Airport, about 60 kilometers away, which can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the university station. From there, you can get directly to Dortmund Central Station.

From Dortmund Central Station, take the U 41 light rail (direction Brambauer / Brechten). The stop is "Zeche Minister Stein". The Minister Stein Center is located on the right in the direction of travel of the streetcar.

You can find an overview map here.