Digitales lernen

Training & Cooperation with digital media

We organise further training in the form of digital learning and cooperation, mostly embedded in Learning Management Systems (LMS) on the Internet.

At least since the outbreak of the Sars-CoV-2 virus, it has become clear in many areas how important a stable, well-functioning digital cooperation is. Also when looking  to the future, the home office, digital learning and collaboration via various online media forms are becoming increasingly important, both within organizations and for (global) forms of cooperation.

Why E-Learning?

Examples of the application of e-learning and virtual cooperation can be:

  • Exchange of experience and knowledge
  • In-house personnel development
  • Exchange of materials, documents
  • Virtual (expert) networks
  • Education and training / advanced training
  • Cross-border collaboration

Benefits of digital learning

Advantages for elearning and digitally supported collaboration can be:

• Diversity of media and methods
• Independent, needs-based learning with great interactivity,
• Flexibility in terms of time and space
• Intensive communication and collaboration
• Simple implementation of multilingualism
• Personalized learning success control
• Inexpensive and time-saving
• Enables global expert networks
• Developing / promoting media literacy

E-learning in practice

The term e-learning summarizes various forms of learning with the help of electronic media. The specific needs and the aims of an activity determine how virtual learning possibilities are used. The spectrum of possibilities is diverse and ranges from concise “educational snacks” (“Microlearning”) to courses which last several months or a whole year with face-to-face phases and such ones with massive and open participation (“MOOCS”). According to our experience, the right mixture of different online and offline learning strategies and media is especially promising (“blended learning”).

  • We develop custom-designed solutions for the implementation of learning activities with digital media and accompany the process from its conception to the final evaluation.
  • We programme online courses and virtual classroomsin an methodological and appealing way and according to the latest standards (e.g. responsive design, which guarantees an adapted representation of the content on notebooks, PCs, smartphones and tablets).
  • We consult on matters related to the conception, development and management of virtual communities, which we also set up and take care of with our competence.

Here you will find examples (demo versions) from our practice.

Why Moodle as Learning Management System (LMS)?

Moodle

An online learning platform / learning management system (LMS) brings learners together and offers the best opportunities to learn, communicate and cooperate in a virtually organized, protected environment.

The following reasons show why we have been using Moodle for many years as a learning platform as well as for exchange and collaboration with various customers:

Open source format

Open source format and inexpensive:
Since Moodle is open source, there are no costs for providing the software.

Powerful

As one of the world’s most widespread learning management systems (LMS), Moodle has one of the largest global communities for open source programs for permanent further development

Flexible

We adapt the learning platform to your needs and can expand it at any time.

Quick and easy setup

Further IT operating costs can be reduced by efficiently setting up the platform.

Media diversity

By integrating video, audio and interactive learning tasks, etc. For playful learning, the learning process is designed in an interesting and diverse way, ensuring the learners to pay more attention.

Interactivity

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And once the platform is set up? We train you and the responsible personnel in the respective roles so that your company can operate the platform independently.

Our approach

The following four steps, taking for example the development of a course offer, are required to create successful e-activities:

1. Analysis of needs & conception


konzeption-und-entwickung

The needs and current situation of the specific target group are the starting point of our tailor-made further training courses. Besides previous knowledge and interests of participants, aspects that should be considered at this stage include their level of multimedia skills as well as the technological infrastructure available to them. When an activity is to be conducted internationally, a focus on intercultural questions is reasonable.

Based on the analysis of the client’s needs we develop the methodological concept:

It enables different learning activities which are presented in an appealing learning environment. This involves designing the learning environment and interactive tools that are best suited to the needs of the participants.

2. Production


umsetzung

The content of the e-activity has to be developed in strong cooperation between an expert in the given field (content production) and an e-learning expert as well as with those responsible for the web design. Together they are responsible for the activity’s core components.

For the web design we use free authoring tools (eg. Exe-Learning, Xerte, WordPress) and proprietary authoring tools and software, eg. Articulate or Adobe Premiere. We produce our training packages according to international standards such as SCORM and programming languages such as HTML 5, CSS3, JavaScript and JQuery.

3. Implementation


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Virtual education relies to a great extent on the participants’ willingness and ability to learn on their own. Well edited learning material in the smallest dimensions, so-called learning nuggets allows self-directed learning even during working hours. Therefore Micro-Learning is increasingly demanded within companies and organisations.

According to our experience, entire courses are often little successful without the provision of systematic and adequate support. The medium itself and the availability of learning materials alone do not result in effective learning and co-operation: this requires competent support and moderation. This should be taken into consideration while managing the implementation of an offer.

4. Evaluation


evaluation

Constant evaluation helps us to determine how successful a single e-activity was and to identify deficits or aspects that need improvement. The evaluation can be undertaken while an activity is in progress (formative evaluation) or following its completion (summative evaluation). On the basis of the evaluation we create improvement measures for future course implementations.

Examples of what we do

Course development

Community Management

German Anti-Discrimination Act (AGG) EvKHG Herne

Hospital Management for Health Professionals

Introducción a la Formación por Proyectos como estrategia de aprendizaje

 

Platform development

DAAD Dhoch3

Platform for operational training in hospitals

Academia 4E

 

Web development

Website ESD EXPERT NET

Website CESDER-PRODES

Website Renate Ritzenhoff

Website for voluntary refugee aid in Bochum