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1 VIRTUS Institute a short introduction VIRTUS Institut für neue Lehr- und Lernmethoden

2 Kick-off meeting GRUNDTVIG - 26 Nov 2009 Welcome to VIRTUS – Institute for new teaching and learning methods 10 years of innovations in eLearning: VIRTUS celebrated its 10th anniversary this summer North of Germany, Rostock, Warnemünde on the Baltic Sea coast VIRTUS Institut für neue Lehr- und Lernmethoden

3 Kick-off meeting GRUNDTVIG - 26 Nov 2009 Who we are Olaf Arndt (Managing Director) Dr. Petra Leitert Andreas Dorant Regina Schäfer Katrin Putbrese VIRTUS Institut für neue Lehr- und Lernmethoden

4 Kick-off meeting GRUNDTVIG - 26 Nov 2009 What we do Development CBT - Computer Based Trainings: Learning on a local PC, e.g. with a CD WBT - Web Based Trainings: internet based training with or without a tutor scripts for eLearning productions new technologies, e.g. for sharing eLearning contents Implementation of eLearning learning in virtual learning communities with a tutor, e.g. forums, chat individual consulting and problem solving by means of application sharing Learning Management Systems: arrange and administer online courses VIRTUS Institut für neue Lehr- und Lernmethoden

5 Kick-off meeting GRUNDTVIG - 26 Nov 2009 Our major projects - past and present 1. FOCUS 1998 – 2000 transnational project entry into the field of eLearning development of the first eLearning material use of the first LMS tested in the context of an in-house training VIRTUS Institut für neue Lehr- und Lernmethoden

6 Kick-off meeting GRUNDTVIG - 26 Nov 2009 Our major projects - past and present 2. VOCAL 2000 – 2002 national project development of eLearning contents for SME especially craftsmen‘s businesses first experience with blended learning courses VIRTUS Institut für neue Lehr- und Lernmethoden

7 Kick-off meeting GRUNDTVIG - 26 Nov 2009 Our major projects - past and present 3. SOLT transnational project produced interactive training guidance material support for the qualification of tutors VIRTUS Institut für neue Lehr- und Lernmethoden

8 Kick-off meeting GRUNDTVIG - 26 Nov 2009 Our major projects - past and present 4. EnTour regional project English courses for the tourism industry several methods: self-study, blended learning, virtual classroom (Centra) VIRTUS Institut für neue Lehr- und Lernmethoden

9 Kick-off meeting GRUNDTVIG - 26 Nov 2009 Our major projects - past and present 5. Wind Off regional project development of eLearning contents (use of wind power, casting) support of enterprises that implemented eLearning first development of a data base for knowledge transfer VIRTUS Institut für neue Lehr- und Lernmethoden

10 Kick-off meeting GRUNDTVIG - 26 Nov 2009 Our major projects - past and present 6. Content-Sharing national project development of a marketplace for the exchange of eLearning contents development of business models involved offers from international producers one project outcome: Copendia, founded in 2006, is a spin-off from VIRTUS Institut für neue Lehr- und Lernmethoden

11 Kick-off meeting GRUNDTVIG - 26 Nov 2009 Our major projects - past and present 7. Wisma regional project life-long learning in enterprises setting up a database for knowledge transfer based on a wiki store and provide in-house knowledge VIRTUS Institut für neue Lehr- und Lernmethoden

12 Kick-off meeting GRUNDTVIG - 26 Nov 2009 Our major projects - past and present 8. Game Based Training development of game based eLearning courses for SME VIRTUS: developed a simulation for the module “Project Management“ VIRTUS Institut für neue Lehr- und Lernmethoden

13 Kick-off meeting GRUNDTVIG - 26 Nov 2009 Our major projects - past and present 9. LeinenLos since 2003 consultancy and support for business start-ups accompanied about 500 start-ups so far development of eLearning contents and delivery via LMS start-up workshops for women; including business foundation simulation VIRTUS Institut für neue Lehr- und Lernmethoden

14 Kick-off meeting GRUNDTVIG - 26 Nov 2009 Our major projects - past and present Summary: eLearning and blended learning since 1999 develop eLearning contents support enterprises with customized solutions (start-up – staff development – knowledge management systems) conduct blended learning courses (e.g. Financial accounting, English) arrange and use LMS (e.g. Moodle) VIRTUS Institut für neue Lehr- und Lernmethoden

15 Kick-off meeting GRUNDTVIG - 26 Nov 2009 VIRTUS’ objectives in GRUNDTVIG share experience: script writing, different authoring tools learn from the others (e.g. how to motivate learners to use ICT) come up with new ideas have some fun VIRTUS Institut für neue Lehr- und Lernmethoden


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