Workshop "Academic Skills eCourse"
Kick-Off and Training for new academic skills

On Monday 12th July 2021 the MELE Project held its first “Learning, Teaching & Training Activity” (LTT) on online didactics. The main goal of the LTT was to educate members of the consortium partners in online teaching, especially in the didactical basis for online courses and to prepare them for their work on the ‘Academic Skills eCourse’, one of the intellectual outputs of the MELE project. Participants were first introduced to the video recording software ‘Panopto’ in a technical skills workshop by Regi Salataj. Honouring the famous quote of Benjamin Franklin “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn”, Salataj actively involved the workshop participants by leading them step by step through ‘Panopto’ with room for everyone to experiment with the software and ask questions while discovering its different functions. In the following content workshop Mareike Fröhlich and Karoline Dolgowski clarified the intention and content of the ‘Academic Skills eCourse’. Fröhlich highlighted that the course should enable students to learn and work independently and acquire basic academic skills, such as writing, communication, presenting, and research skills.  A core part of the eCourse will also be aimed at familiarising students with research ethics by teaching them to acknowledge the work and ideas of others by referencing und quoting correctly. The event was rounded off with a presentation by Alexandra Illner-Lücke, Senior Analyst Learning & Collaboration / Training Development at Accenture, who spoke about Do’s and Don’ts in Adult Education. She encouraged the participants particularly to assess critically whether content is relevant, easy, clear and motivating when creating a training. Due to Corona restrictions the LTT had to take place online. Participants still engaged vividly in discussions and took the chance to bring the project another step forward.   

By Karoline Dolgowski
Karoline Dolgowski


Mareike Fröhlich
Project Coordinator