Continuing education in the digital age
Beim Thema Fort- und Weiterbildung hält sich das Bild vom starren Frontalunterricht und langatmigen Vorträgen in verstaubten Lehrräumen selbst nach Einzug der Digitalisierung noch hartnäckig in den Köpfen vieler Menschen. Der Frontal- und Präsenzunterricht in seiner ausschließlichen Lehrform gehört jedoch gerade in der Erwachsenenbildung bereits seit einiger Zeit der Vergangenheit an. Immer beliebter werden hingegen Mischformen oder auch der komplette Verzicht auf traditionelle Unterrichtsformen. Für ein innovatives, lehrreiches und interaktives Lernerlebnis eignen sich Webinare als E-Learning Format und Alternative zum Präsenzunterricht besonders gut, findet auch die SchiLf Akademie.
The SchiLf Akademie is a division of AAP Lehrerwelt GmbH, to which the leading publishers for teaching materials Auer, Persen and AOL-Verlag belong. AAP is part of the Klett Group and has been offering in-school teacher training courses under the SchiLf Akademie brand for many years. The Academy's seminars offer direct solutions and individual advice for everyday school life. Technically well-founded, it is ideally linked to the specific requirements of schools and takes into account the dynamics of the entire staff.
The advanced training courses offered by the SchiLf Academy have so far mostly been limited to one advanced training day. Accordingly, it turned out to be difficult to deepen the training content learned and to anchor it sustainably. In order to be able to support schools and teachers in the long term, the idea was to include webinars in the range of seminars. The aim was to make the training courses more sustainable and thus more effective. At the same time, the advantages of webinars of conveying content in a flexible, time-saving and location-independent manner should be consciously used to enable schools to offer the respective courses at significantly lower prices than face-to-face seminars.
When getting to know the webinar format, it turned out that this is not only complementary, but also an interesting offering format on its own, for which the SchiLf Academy can generate sufficient demand from its customers. Accordingly, the company currently uses webinars mainly for short training units.
With HTML5 for the best webinar experience
Before the SchiLf Academy discovered edudip next as a webinar provider, it was already using webinar software from other companies, which were based on Adobe Flash Player. In view of the imminent shutdown, but above all because of the often unstable connections and weaknesses when it came to image and sound quality, the company was looking for webinar software based on HTML5. The fact that the Flash Player is being blocked more and more frequently for schools, school management offices and authorities and that customers were therefore often unable to use the webinar offer made a change of the webinar software imperative.