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, virtual exchange and global digital learning

Contact

Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Email: 
regina.brautlacht [at] h-brs.de

Sankt Augustin

Grantham-Allee 20
53757
Sankt Augustin
Room: 
E 003
Please schedule an appointment (see the sidebar for the link).

Profile

Responsibilities:

  • 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)
  • CBT Trainer in Higher Education
  • Member of the Core Team Digitalization
  • Virtual Exchange - Lead of Building Bridges Across Continents (BBAC) and Promoting the Global Exchange of Ideas on Sustainable Goals, Practices and Cultural Diversity (ProGlobe) 
  • Member of the Project Group "German-African University Partnership Platform for the Development of Entrepreneurs and Small/Medium Enterprises"

Teaching areas:

  • Business English and Entrepreneurship
  • Introduction to Business English
  • Business Communication
  • Event Management
  • Intercultural Projects

Areas of interests:

  • Virtual Exchange and Virtual Mobility
  • Global digital learning 
  • E-teaching and media didactics
  • English as a Lingua Franca
  • International Project Management
  • Entrepreneurship Education
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

Curriculum vitae

CAREER HISTORY

Senior Lecturer in English and Business Communication and Presidential Commissioner (H-BRS)
Language Centre and Office of the President; Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Sankt Augustin, Germany since 2009; Full-time teaching position in a public university (tenured appointment)¸ Advising and Initiating Global Learning Initiatives; English language coordinator for the Department of Management Sciences. Hiring of casual staff for English language courses; Curriculum development for blended learning courses in English from A2-C1 level; Lecture at the undergraduate level: Business English - A Simulation Course in Entrepreneurship; Presentation and Rhetorical Skills; Academic Writing as well as at the graduate level: Communication Skills in the MSc in Managerial Accounting and Business Communication in the Master's in Marketing

  • University Appointments & Affiliations: Appointed Presidential Commissioner |Advisor for Global Digital Learning since 2018 for the President’s Office, Appointed Member of the Commission for International Affairs since 2018, Appointed Presidential Member of the Quality Improvement Commission since 2018, Appointed Presidential Member of the Commission for Teaching and Learning since 2013; Member of Peer Coaching Team since 2016; Founding Member of the Core Team Digital Teaching since 2017; Associated Member of the Centre of Entrepreneurship and SMEs (CENTIM) since 2017.
  • Research Faculty: BET -  Building Expertise and Training for Growth in the Consumer Goods and Food Processing in Ghana (DAAD/BMZ); Partnership for Applied Sciences – PASS (DAAD) from 2017-2018; GAUP -  German-African Entrepreneurship Project (DAAD) 2015-2018; Work&Study an e-learning grant (Federal Government BMBF €4.7 m) 2016 –2019.
  • International Activities in Higher Education: Initiated & coordinate several virtual exchange projects, such as Building Bridges Across Continents (BBAC), European Dialogue Project (EDP) and German-American Project (GASP) and conduct on a regular basis Capacity Building Workshops for Faculty in Ghana and Kenya for Practice-Oriented Teaching and E-learning Methodology since 2014.
  • DAAD & EU Expert – Global Digital Learning and Pedagogy; Review EU grant applications (Erasmus+) and IMKD grants (BMBF) and DAAD grants for virtual exchange and mobility since 2018
  • Consortium of Virtual Exchange (CoVE), Deputy Director and founding member since May 2020
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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
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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 

Projects

Publications

Presentations

2020

Brautlacht, Regina; Owino, Joseph; Martins, Lurdes Maria; Hulme, Wendi; Julian, Kristi; Agyapong, Daniel; Global Shutdown: Voices from Universities Around the World (Live Panel Discussion), University: Future Festival -Learning, Systems and the New Normal, hosted online by  Hochschulforum Digitalisierung,  6-8 October.

Brautlacht, Regina; Owino, Joseph; Martins, Lurdes Maria; Hulme, Wendi; Julian, Kristi; Agyapong, Daniel; Virtual Collaboration: Moving to Center Stage Overnight- Can Virtual Mobility offer New Opportunities? (Live Panel Discussion) Moving target digitalization: re-thinking global exchange in higher education, online hosted by DAAD, 5-6 October (abstract submitted)

Fronseca, Paula, Julian, Kristi; Martins, Maria De Lurdes; Brautlacht Regina; Hulme, Wendi; The Multi-disciplinary approach to an Interdisciplinary Virtual Exchange at the International Virtual Exchange Conference (IVEC), Towards Digital Equity in Internationalisation,  hosted online By Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK from 14-16 September

Brautlacht, Regina; Martins, Maria Lurdes; Setting Internal Quality Assurance Standards in Virtual Exchange Programs; at the International Virtual Exchange Conference (IVEC), Towards Digital Equity in Internationalisation, hosted online By Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK from 14-16 September

Julian, Kristi; Hulme, Wendi; Brautlacht, Regina; Virtual Collaboration: Lessons Learned Across the Globe; The 5th International Symposium on Languages for Specific Purposes (ISLSP & CIBER) Conference, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; March 5-7

Brautlacht, Regina; Agyapong, Daniel; Owino, Joseph; Grein, Martina; Martins, Lurdes, Maria, Digitalization and Internationalization: Opportunities and Challenges in Higher Education; 8th Conference – Universities, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in Africa at Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Sankt Augustin, Germany, 19-20 February

2019

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 GlobeConference; 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

2018

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
http://ubi-learn.com/2018-conference/program

2017
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. 
http://www.eunis.org/eunis2017/sessions/20170608_ps4ltse/

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. 
http://www.igi-global.com/chapter/european-dialogue-project/174580.

2016
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

2015
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

2014
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.

2013
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.
2011
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.
www.besig.org/events/conferences/summer/Preston_2011.aspx.