eCult (eCompetence and Utlilities for Learners and Teachers) is a large-scale project in Lower Saxony, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Its aim is to improve the conditions for studying and the quality of teaching. Eleven universities and two other partners are taking part in this project; they will exchange local experiences and develop new approaches together. The eCult project is subdivided into three thematic areas: eAssessment, teaching and learning organisation, and video-based teaching and learning. While our research group is not "officially" member of this project anymore, we are still associated to the network and we are active in the area of eAssessment and focus on supporting programming education.