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Fachhochschule Dortmund


Dr. Sina Nitzsche

Fast facts

  • Field of work

    Coordinator Online Repository ORCA.nrw, Open Educational Resources, Digital Education, Teaching Media

  • Employee group

    Scientific assistants

  • Post

    Head of Department

Office hours

by appointment

About the person

Sina Nitzsche is a coordinator and researcher at the Department of Digital Teaching and Learning. She holds a doctorate in cultural and media studies and is coordinating the development of the new online state portal ORCA.nrw . Her work focuses on teaching media, Open Educational Resources (OER) as well as internationalization and digitization. 

ORCA.nrw & OER

ORCA.nrw  offers instructors and students at Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts a variety of opportunities for exchange, collaboration and networking:

  • Teachers can use freely available teaching and learning materials (Open Educational Resources, or OER for short) from other North-Rhine Westphalian universities for their courses. They can also publish their own OER under Creative Commons licenses on ORCA.nrw.
  • Students benefit from a wide range of OER materials, self-study courses, and student-related services. They can also network with students from other universities in the state.  


  • Organization and implementation of workshops, seminars, and lectures on the topic of OER
  • Advice on DH.NRW funding lines, e.g. Curriculum 4.0, digiFellows, and OERContent.nrw
  • Support in the production of OER for ORCA.nrw
  • Support for the curricular integration of offerings on ORCA.nrw
  • Overview of different services of the state portal
  • Forwarding suggestions and feedback to ORCA.nrw

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