Video-based training modules for digitally supported teaching in the network of German video portals

On June 1, 2023, DigiChal-Wi was launched as a subproject of the collaborative project ViFoNet. As part of the BMBF-funded program "Competence Network for Digital Learning," (Kompetenzverbund lernen:digital) it promotes dialogue between academia and practice for the digital transformation of schools and teacher education. The overarching goal of the ViFoNet collaborative project is to develop, assess, and distribute video-based training modules for digitally enhanced teaching on a national scale. A common thread throughout this effort is the incorporation of video-based instructional formats, using clear and informative videos for effective teaching.

The Chair of Business, Economics and Vocational Education (Alexandra Ochs, Prof. Dr. Manuel Förster) within DigiChal-Wi (Digital Supported Challenge-Based Learning in Social Entrepreneurship Education) is designing teaching and learning materials for the field of Social Entrepreneurship Education. These materials are provided in the form of modular components, along with a corresponding blended learning training for educators.

The core methodology is rooted in Challenge-Based Learning (CBL), offering a structured approach for tackling real-world challenges. Throughout the process, participants go through various phases, taking independent action and working in a solution-oriented manner. This framework is specifically applied to the field of Social Entrepreneurship Education, with a strong emphasis on addressing challenges within the context of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Students, as an example, are actively encouraged to apply the Design Thinking process in order to address challenges through innovative problem-solving techniques. Once students have identified a solution to the challenge, it will be transformed into a sustainable business model (utilizing the Business Model Canvas) or an impact model.

The training modules are built upon the materials from the Teacher Education Toolbox (Toolbox Lehrerbildung) and will focus on the application and utilization of interactive visualizations. Simultaneously, the materials will be evaluated by the DigiChalPro subproject at TUM. The data collected will support a comprehensive assessment of the quality of the provided teaching materials and training sessions, with the ultimate goal of gaining fresh insights into the success factors for video-based training modules in the third phase of teacher education within the context of digitally enhanced instruction.

The training is expected to be offered in September 2024.

If you have any questions regarding the project, please don't hesitate to reach out to Alexandra Ochs

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