Regina C. Brautlacht
Presidential Commissioner / Advisor for Global Digital LearningSenior Lecturer in English and Business CommunicationCoordinator of the English programme (Department of Management Sciences)Sankt Augustin
Field of research
media didactics and global digital learning
- Presidential Commissioner | Advisor for Global Digital Learning
- Appointed Member of the Commission for Teaching, Learning and Further Education
- Appointed Member of the Commission for International Affairs
- Appointed Member of the Commission for Quality Improvement
- Associate Member of CENTIM (Centrum für Entrepreneurship, Innovation und Mittelstand)
- Member of the Research Team "work&study" a government funded project on online education
- CBT Trainer in Higher Education
- Member of the Core Team Digitalization
- Project Head of Building Bridges Across Continents (BBAC)
- Member of the Project Group "German-African University Partnership Platform for the Development of Entrepreneurs and Small/Medium Enterprises"
- Business English and Entrepreneurship
- Introduction to Business English
- Business Communication
- Event Management
- Intercultural Projects
Areas of interests:
- Global digital learning
- E-teaching and media didactics
- English as a Lingua Franca
- International Project Management
- Entrepreneurship Education
- Corporate Social Responsibility
Senior Lecturer in English and Business Communication and Presidential Advisor for Global Digital Learning; Language Centre; Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Sankt Augustin, Germany (since Aug 2009)
- University Appointments & Affiliations: Appointed Presidential Member of the Commission for Teaching and Learning since 2013; Member of the German-African Entrepreneurship Project since 2015; Research Faculty Member for E-Learning “work&study”(Federal Government Grant BMBF) since 2016; Member of Peer Coaching Team since 2016; Member of the Core Team E-Learning since 2017; Associated Member of the Centre of Entrepreneurship since 2017.
- International Activities in Higher Education Pedagogy: Initiated & coordinate several collaborative online teaching projects, such as Building Bridges Across Continents (BBAC), European Dialogue Project (EDP) and German-American Project (GASP) and conduct Capacity Building Workshops Series for Faculty in Ghana and Kenya for Practice-Oriented Teaching and E-learning Methodology.
CEO & Director of Studies; Brautlacht Communication and Coaching, Bonn, Germany
(Mar 2004 – Dec 2011)
Project Manager and Executive Assistant to the Board of Directors; RiNA Network-RNA Technologies GmbH, Berlin, Germany (Jun 1999 – Dec 2000)
Senior Program Officer & Events Manager; German Academic Exchange Service, Bonn, Germany (Nov 1995 – Jul 1998)
Senior Program Officer & Administrative Head of IAESTE Internship; German Academic Exchange Service, Bonn, Germany (1991 -1994)
TOEIC Manager Germany; Council on International Educational Exchange, Bonn, Germany
(Oct 1990 –Oct 1992)
Internship for Advanced Professional Training, Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft, Cologne, Germany (1989 -1990)
Program Specialist/Fulbright Teacher Exchange; Graduate School, USDA, Washington D.C., USA, (1988 -1989), Fulbright Teacher Exchange
US Escort Interpreter for German and English; United States Department of State, Washington D.C., USA (Feb 1987 –Dec 1987)
Instructor for German and English as a Second Language; Graduate School USDA, United States Department of Agriculture , Washington D.C., USA (1987-1989)
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Master of Arts in Educational Media (Learning Technology and Online Didactics); Faculty of Education (Learning Technology and Innovation) University Duisburg Essen, Germany (2014-2015)
Master’s Thesis “Learning and Collaborating with Wikis: Current Trends in Second Language Learning in Higher Education”.
Bachelor of Arts in Languages & Linguistics and International Studies; George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA (1982-1986); Double major in International Studies and German Language & Linguistics
- Building Bridges Across Continents 2018 (Germany, Portugal, USA, Ghana, Kenya)
- European Dialogue Project 2017
- European Sustainable Development Week, 2015, 2016 und 2017
- Handbook for Applied Research and Teaching, Editor 2017-2018
- Building Bridges Across Continents: An intercultural student project between Kenya, Ghana and Germany 2016 - 2017
- Capacity Building Workshop for Faculty, Cape Coast Technical University, October 2017
- Capacity Building Workshop for Faculty, University of Nairobi, Kenya, August 2016
- GASP: German-American Student Project on Sustainable Goals and Practices 2016 - 2017
- Mitglied in der Projektsteuerungsgruppe Peer Coaching - Pilotphase 2016
- Respekt! Zeit für Vielfalt, Zeit für Nachhaltigkeit, 23.5. - 30.6.2016
- Business English: A Simulation Course in Entrepreneurship
- Simulierte Handelsmesse (Trade Fair)
- Faculty Workshop for Competency Based Learning, Cape Coast, Ghana 2015
- European Dialogue Project 2014 / European Dialogue Project 2015
- Building a Bridge: Competency Based Learning- BRSU and UCC Intercultural Student Project (Ghana and Germany)
- Let's Blog: How German and French Students see the World
- A tale of two cities: Bonn and Budapest
- B2B: Bonn to Bordeaux
- Local Joint Coordinator of IATEFL BESIG Annual Conference 2014
- Professional Development Day 2011
Brautlacht, Regina; Julian, Kristi; Hulme, Wendi; Groß; Laura; Massey, Bryce; Virtual Exchanges: Developing Guidelines for Students and Faculty; “Virtual Exchange – Borderless Mobility between European Higher Education Area and Regions Beyond” DAAD and Bologna Hub, Berlin, December 11
Martins, Maria Lurdes; Owino, Joseph; Brautlacht, Regina; Online Collaboration Among European, African and US Students: A Didactical Resume of the Building Bridges Across Continents Project; “Virtual Exchange – Borderless Mobility between European Higher Education Area and Regions Beyond” DAAD and Bologna Hub, Berlin, December 11
Julian, Kristi; Hulme, Wendi; Brautlacht, Regina; Massey, Bryce; Virtual Collaboration: Lessons Learned Across the Globe; Conference; Strategies Beyond Borders - Transforming Higher Education in the Digital Age (HFD & DAAD), Berlin, December 10
Brautlacht, Regina, Aligning Digital and International Strategies to Promote Global Digital Learning- A Case Study from Germany; Conference; Strategies Beyond Borders - Transforming Higher Education in the Digital Age (HFD & DAAD), Berlin, December 10
Brautlacht, Regina; Praxisbeispiel: Digitalisierung und Internationalisierung; Internationalisierung von Hochschulen für angewandte Wissenschaften, Internationale DAAD - Akademie, Bonn, 28 November
Brautlacht, Regina; Agyapong, Daniel; Building Bridges Across Continents; BET Ghana - Project Update; Capacity Building Workshop, Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Sankt Augustin, 11 November
Brautlacht, Regina; Business English: Eine Einführung in den Nachhaltigkeitsgedanken durch den internationalen Austausch zu globalen Themen des Umweltmanagements; Workshop: Hochschuldidaktische Methoden zur Vermittlung des Nachhaltigkeitsgedanken, Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, Sankt Augustin, 19 September
Brautlacht, Regina; Workshop Digital Transformation and Workshop for the use of Quiz Apps; Technology in Higher Education & Competency-Based Teaching and Learning; BET - Building Expertise and Training for Growth in the Consumer Goods and Food Processing in Ghana, School of Business, University of Cape Coast, Ghana, 28-29 August
Brautlacht, Regina; Julian, Kristi; Hulme, Wendi; Digital Project-Based Learning: Promoting the Global Exchange of Ideas on Sustainable Goals, Practices and Cultural Diversity; 4th Canadian International Conference on Advances in Education, Teaching & Technology, 27-28 July 2019, Toronto, Canada
Brautlacht, Regina; Agyapong, Daniel; Collaborative Learning Environments: Overcoming Administrative and Pedagogical Challenges in Virtual Exchanges, Digitalisierung in der internationalen Hochschulkooperationen, DAAD Akademie, Bonn, 28 May
Brautlacht, Regina; National Strategies for Technological Advancement Session: New Models of Learning, Going Global 2019 from the British Council, Berlin 13-15 May
Brautlacht, Regina; Global Digital Learning: Promoting Internationalisationt@Home; Poster Presentation; Going Global 2019 from the British Council, Berlin 13-15 May
Brautlacht, Regina; Martins, Maria Lurdes; Virtual Mobility: New Opportunities for Higher Education to Design Learning Spaces that Promote Global Competencies and Future Skills Acquisition, Educating the Global Citizen: International Perspectives on Foreign Language Teaching in the Digital Age, Ludwig Maximillian University, Munich, 25-28 March
Brautlacht, Regina: “Business English: Introducing Learning Apps into a Blended Learning Course” at the 11th ICT for Language Learning International Conference in Florence, Italy, 8-9 November.
Brautlacht, Regina, Panel Discussion " Internationale Bildungskooperationen digital gestalten“ 10. Bildungskonferenz des Rhein-Sieg-Kreises, Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg „Auswirkungen von Digitalisierung 4.0 auf Ausbildung und Studium“. 25 September in Sankt Augustin, Germany
Martins, Lurdes & Brautlacht, Regina: “Bringing Entrepreneurship Into English Language Teaching In Higher Education: The Case Of The European Dialogue Project” at the 13th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ECIE), University of Aveiro, Portugal, 20-21 September
Brautlacht, Regina; Agyapong, Daniel; Owino, Joseph and Rauhut, Nils: “Empowering Students to Overcome Intercultural Barriers through Web 2.0”, panel discussion for the 7th Annual Conference – UNIVERSITIES, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA, 13 -14 September, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences in Sankt Augustin, Germany.
Brautlacht, Regina; “Pass- Partnership for Applied Sciences” at the 1st NRW Partnership for Supporting Technical Universities in Ghana Conference, 12-13 July, Accra, Ghana.
Brautlacht, Regina; 3rd Capacity Building Workshop for Faculty, “Using Games and Learning Apps in Educational Settings,” School of Business, Department of Marketing & SCM, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana, 6 July.
Brautlacht, Regina and Julian, Krisiti: “German-American Project: Learning by Doing International Projects - Teaching Competencies through the Use of Online Collaboration in Higher Education", 11th International Conference on e-Learning & Innovative Pedagogies, New York, NY, USA, 2-3 March
Brautlacht, Regina and Agyapong, Daniel: “Building Bridges Across Continents: Learning by Doing International Projects”, Innovation in Higher Education Learning Spaces, 2nd International CORE Conference, Heidelberg, Germany, 30 November, http://www.core-meets-elaw.de/core-conference/programme
Brautlacht, Regina; Keynote, “Digital Business Practices and Higher Education Pedagogy” 1st Annual ACADEMIA AND INDUSTRY CONFERENCE “Contemporary Business Management Practices, Issues and Policies”, University of Cape Coast, Ghana from 25th – 26th October.
Brautlacht, Regina and Agyapong, Faculty Workshop Series on Competency-Based Teaching at Cape Coast Technical University, October.
Brautlacht, Regina and Agyapong, “Practice-Oriented Learning: Offering Learning Environments that Focus on Professional Work Experience and Enhance Employability” School of Business, University of Nairobi, July
Brautlacht, Regina, “Teaching Media Literacy and English as a Lingua Franca: Learning by Doing International Projects – An Approach to Teaching Professional English in Higher Education”, EUNIS 2017 - Shaping the Digital Futures of Universities, Münster University, 7-9 June.
Brautlacht, Regina; Martins, Maria Lurdes; Poppi, Franca; “Teaching Media Literacy and English as a Lingua Franca: Learning by Doing International Projects - An Approach to Teaching Professional English in Higher Education” International Conference - Media Literacy in Foreign Language Education: Digital and Multimodal Perspectives, University of Munich: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München 12 – 15 March. http://www.tefl.anglistik.uni-muenchen.de/conference-media-literacy/conference-programme/index.html
Brautlacht, Regina; Poppi, Franca; Martins, Maria Lurdes; Ducrocq, Csilla (2017): European Dialogue Project. Collaborating to Improve on the Quality of Learning Environments. In Phu Vu, Scott Fredrickson, Carl Moore (Eds.): Handbook of Research on Innovative Pedagogies and Technologies for Online Learning in Higher Education: IGI Global, pp. 393–426.
Brautlacht, Regina and Ducrocq Csilla (2016): Using Web 2.0 Tools to Collaborate Across Borders in English. In Carmen Becker, Gabriele Blell, Ana Rössler (Eds.): Web 2.0 und komplexe Kompetenzaufgaben im Fremdsprachenunterricht. FREMDSPRACHENDIDAKTIK INHALTS- UND LEHNERORIENTIERT, vol. 32: Peter Lang Verlag (32), pp. 233–253.
Brautlacht, Regina; Agyapong, Daniel; Owino, Joseph and Rauhut, Nils. Managing Intercultural Practice-Oriented Student’s Projects: Evidence from Kenya, Germany, Ghana and the United States of America. “5th Annual German-African Conference Platform for promoting sustainable enterprise development in Africa:”, “Universities, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in Africa” 10-11 November.
Guest lectures; Business School, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, USA, 1-2 November
Brautlacht, Regina, Beitrag zum Tag der Lehre und Einreichung zum Lehrpreis 2016 von Herrn James Chamberlain vorgetragen „Kompetenz-orientiertes Lernen im Blendend Learning Format (Business English: A Simulation Course in Entrepreneurship)“ Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (Rheinbach Campus), 27. October Available Online: https://www.h-brs.de/de/tag-der-lehre-2016.
Guest lecture; School of Business, University of Nairobi, Kenya, August
Brautlacht, Regina; Competency Based Workshop Series: Teaching with Technology in Higher Education & Competency-Based Teaching and Learning, School of Business, University of Nairobi, Kenya, 9- 11 August
Guest lecture on Intercultural Communication; Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão de Viseu, Portugal, 22 April
Brautlacht, Regina and Agyapong, Daniel. Building a Bridge: A Case Study; German and Ghanaian Students Collaborate Online, International Academic Business Conference, Orlando, Florida January. Available online: https://www.cluteinstitute.com/conference-proceedings/DW16Proceedings.pdf
Brautlacht, Regina and Agyapong, Daniel; Business Bridge: An Intercultural Student Project (poster) “4th Annual German-African Conference Platform for promoting sustainable enterprise development in Africa: The role of industry-academia partnerships”, 29 October, the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.
Guest lecture on Intercultural Communication and Business Communication, University of Cape Coast, Ghana, October.
Brautlacht, Regina; “Business English: A simulation Course in Entrepreneurship" (poster), Coneeect Symposium: Next Step into the Future of Entrepreneurship Education, Berlin, 10-11 September. Available Online: http://www.coneeect.eu/posters.htm
Brautlacht, Regina; "Walmart: An intercultural case study", Università egli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy, 20-22 May
Brautlacht, Regina; Competency-Based Workshop Series: Teaching with Technology in Higher Education & Competency-Based Teaching and Learning, School of Business, University of Cape Coast, 4- 12 March
Brautlacht, Regina; Agyapong, Daniel; "Building a Bridge - Competency-Based Learning and Teaching; A collaborative German-Ghanaian student project ", 3rd Annual Conference “Universities, Entrepreneurship, and Enterprise Development in Africa”, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Rheinbach 14 November.
Brautlacht, Regina and Ducrocq, Csilla: Das XI. Mediendidaktische Kolloquium, Web 2.0 und komplexe Kompetenzaufgaben im Fremdsprachenunterricht, University of Hannover, 6 – 7 March.
Brautlacht, Regina; and Ducrocq, Csilla: German-French Case Study: Using Multi-Online Tools to Collaborate Across Borders. In Linda Bradley, Sylvie Thouësny (Eds.): 20 years of EUROCALL. Learning from the past, looking to the future: EUROCALL Conference, Évora, Portugal, 11-14 September, proceedings, pp. 57–63.
Brautlacht, Regina; and Ducrocq, Csilla: “Intercultural Case Study: Using English to Collaborate Online, ”Sixth International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca, 6th ELF Conference –Intercultural communication: new perspectives from ELF, University of Rom, 2 - 7 September.
Evans, Cate; Brautlacht, Regina; Küpper, Eileen; and Brosnahan, Claudia, An Intercultural Business Exchange, Summer Symposium on Teaching Business English with Digital Technologies, IATEFL BESIG Preston, June 2011.