of the Ulrich Bernath Foundation for Research in Open and Distance Learning

The Foundation Promotes

Awarding of Scholarships And Prizes

Since 2022/23 the competition „AVRiL – Gelungene Lernszenarien“ of the Arbeitskreises VR/AR-Learning of the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) ( with

  • a Prize for the winner, and
  • a special prize for the submission, that particularly meets the criteria of independent, self-directed, and co-operative learning independent from place and time.

The results of the 2023 competition are announced at:

The competition „AVRiL 2024 — Gelungene VR/AR-Lernszenarien“ is launched at:


The Foundation has Funded and Supported

Research in Open and Distance Learning


Publication of Research in Open and Distance Learning

  • Andras Szücs & Ulrich Bernath (Eds.) (2011). Best of EDEN 2010. The best research papers presented at the 2010 EDEN Conferences. Budapest: EDEN Secretariat, 136 pp.
  • Thomas Hülsmann & Ulrich Bernath (2010). Knowledge Management as Professional Development: The Case of the MDE. In J. Liebowitz& M.S. Frank (Eds.) Knowledge Management and E-Learning. Boca Raton, FL: Auerbach Publications Taylor & Francis Group, pp. 253 – 271 [PDF]
  • Ulrich Bernath, Andras Szücs, Alan Tait, Martine Vidal (2009). Distance and E-learning in Transition – Learning Innovation, Technology and Social Challenges. London and Hoboken, N.J.: ISTE Ltd and John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 857 pp.
  • Ulrich Bernath, Taiga Brahm, Dieter Euler, Sabine Seufert (2008). EFMD CEL Programme Accreditation for Technology-Enhanced Learning – Lessons Learned. In International Journal of Excellence in e-Learning, Vol 1(2), 24 pp.
  • Ulrich Bernath/Martine Vidal (2007). „The Theories and the Theorists: Why Theory is Important for Research“ with Børje Holmberg, Michael Graham Moore, and Otto Peters. In Distances & Savois Vol 5(3), pp. 427 – 458 (Vol 5, No. 3)
  • Ulrich Bernath/Wolfgang Fichten (2007). Das Weiterbildungsprojekt „Psychologische Gesundheitsförderung für Fachkräfte im Gesundheitswesen“: Innovation, Transformation, Wirkung“. In GdW-Ph 67 März 2007 (Grundlagen der Weiterbildung – Praxishilfen, Ergänzungslieferung Nr. 67, Art.-Nr. 50521/März 2007, 22 S.), Luchterhand/Wolters Kluwer
  • Ulrich Bernath & Albert Sangrà (Eds.)(2007). Research on competence development in online distance education and e-learning – Selected papers from the 4th EDEN Research Workshop in Castelldefels/Spain, October 25 – 28, 2006. Oldenburg: BIS-Verlag
  • Wolfgang Fichten/Ulrich Bernath (2007). Struktur, Dialog und Autonomie in Medien vermitteltem Unterricht. In F. Linderkamp & M. Grünke (Hrsg). Lern- und Verhaltensstörungen – Genese, Diagnostik & Intervention. Weinheim, Basel: Beltz Verlag, S. 349 – 364