Innovation in an inclusive context: Team ELDA wins the Re-Boot Social Media Lab competition

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The Re-Boot Social Media Lab is an initiative of the TUM Think Tank at the Hochschule für Politik (HfP) Munich, which is conceived as a novel interface of science, politics and society. Under the direction of Prof. Dr. Urs Gasser (Rector of the HfP) and Dr. Markus Siewert (Management), the TUM Think Tank offers space for the development and testing of concepts and ideas oriented towards the common good, in which recommendations for action for society as a whole are to be developed in a collaborative, problem-based and impact-oriented manner. The Re-Boot Social Media Lab is primarily about improving the currently prevailing possibilities of social media and exploring their potential with regard to socially relevant but still insufficiently illuminated topics. Team ELDA has now been able to secure funding from the TUM Think Tank.

Dr. Daniela Schwarz (left) and Elke Langbein (third from left) with students and a Special Olympics athlete group

Team ELDA convinces with project "InSoMe"

With their project "InSoMe", Elke Langbein and Dr. Daniela Schwarz - Team ELDA - from the Associate Professorship of Didactics in Sport and Health recently won a tender of the Re-Boot Social Media Lab.

"InSoMe" is a project with the goal of bringing people with support needs (especially intellectual disabilities, ID) and students together and initiating exchange. As a result, participants collaboratively identify challenges and opportunities for improvement in social media contexts.

"InSoMe" at the Special Olympics 2022

To narrow down the context a bit, "InSoMe" will start as part of the National Games of the Special Olympics from June 19 to 24, 2022 in Berlin. More than 4,000 athletes will come together to compete in 20 different sports.

"InSoMe" thereby aims to find out how people with ID can participate in social media, identify suitable opportunities for better co-creation of social media and explore which channels offer the lowest possible barriers for participation of people with ID. The project is solution-oriented in nature and may yield fundamental innovations and revolutionary technical achievements.

"The National Games are an important sports event that promotes inclusion. We therefore also want to use them to give our project more visibility and make it better known," says Dr. Schwarz, explaining her plans for the future.

About Team ELDA

Elke Langbein and Dr. Daniela Schwarz teach and research around topics such as inclusive learning and inclusive teaching settings. They are committed to supporting specific target groups in the development of innovative teaching and learning methods as well as applicable entrepreneurial requirements related to social entrepreneurship.

In doing so, they conduct research primarily related to sports and health so that contemporary and creative solutions can be found. International exchange and collaboration also form an important component of their work.

 

To the homepage of the Associate Professorship of Didactics in Sport and Health

More information about the Re-Boot Social Media Lab

To the homepage of the TUM Think Tank

 

Contact:

Dr. Daniela Schwarz
Associate Professorship of Didactics in Sport and Health
Georg-Brauchle-Ring 60/62
80992 München

phone: 089 289 24537
e-mail: daniela.schwarz(at)tum.de

Elke Langbein
Associate Professorship of Didactics in Sport and Health
Georg-Brauchle-Ring 60/62
80992 München

phone: 089 289 24474
e-mail: elke.langbein(at)tum.de

Dr. Markus B. Siewert
Geschäftsführung TUM Think Tank
Hochschule für Politik München
Richard-Wagner-Straße 1
80333 München

phone: 089 907793 252
e-mail: markus.siewert(at)hfp.tum.de


Text: Jessica Flaster
Photo: Karina Burger