How can you guarantee that the learning objectives are achieved?
Ruff: The goal of eCampus is always that all learners have the same level of knowledge after passing the course, regardless of their prior knowledge. Newcomers to a subject area have the information from the Hanser reference books available as a learning tool. Specialists, on the other hand, can use the learning content for targeted refreshing of knowledge and mainly answer the knowledge checks. The Refresh modules, which can be revisited some time after completion of the course, are also helpful.
What are the advantages of the courses for participants and for companies?
Hoffmann: The advantages for the learners are clearly the time- and location-independent learning as well as the shortened learning time, which of course accommodates the work-life balance and the increased use of home offices or mobile working.
On the other hand, the focus is clearly on cost savings for companies, as employees do not have to be sent to basic seminars for entire days. Especially companies with several, perhaps even international, locations benefit from this. The learning content can be accessed from anywhere. For concrete and specific training topics, a seminar with direct contact to a trainer is of course still the right choice. However, the eCampus can provide a uniform basic knowledge here, so that learning in the seminar is much easier for the employees.
What are your future goals for eCampus?
Ruff: Together with Hanser Verlag, we would like to continuously expand eCampus and offer new courses. Companies in the plastics industry should see the eCampus as an investment in their employees. In this respect, the eCampus is a logical extension to the imparting of knowledge through reference books. Especially in the practice-oriented further education of the plastics industry, learning from books is not equally suitable for everyone. With eCampus, we can bring the fun back into learning and at the same time make a contribution to digitalisation.