Vocational Training via Videoconference in Corporate Settings

"Constant change" in technology, organisation and qualification requires innovative learning and training possibilities for a continuous and flexible adaptation. On the "best practice" example of distant training arrangements via video-conference in corporate settings it is illustrated, that the success of such training innovations is very much depending on the pedagogical arrangement, while the technical and organisational framework are subordinated. Videoconferences for corporate training have to be precisely designed and elaborated in interdisciplinary teams, to consider organisational needs and to adjust effectively and practically qualification gaps of different target groups (managers, clerks, workers). The example summarises the prerequisites, the technical, organisational and pedagogical arrangement of a training course via video-conference involving five plants and about 200 learners. To minimise the economical risk of such a complex learning system critical factors for the instructional design, the handling of technology, the organisation and management are illustrated.

Bibliographische Angaben:
Schröder, Antonius:
Vocational Training via Videoconference in Corporate Settings;
In: de Waard, Dick ; Weikert, Clemens ; Hoonhout, Jettie ; Ramaekers, Jan (Hrsg.): Human System Interaction: Education, Research and Application in the 21st Century; S. 115-125;
Maastricht: Shaker Publishing, 2000
ISBN: 90-423-0126-0