Didactic Strategy

Development of a uniform didactic course concept for a consistent structure of the different online modules

The central aim of the working group is the development of a uniform e-learning course concept for all teaching and learning modules produced by the different academic project partners in HiGHmed. The concept shall lead to a comparable and thus recognizable, didactic structure of the different online modules.

By consolidating the competencies of the partners and using digital teaching formats, different target groups for the Medical Informatics contents shall be addressed.

These target groups range from senior medical professionals and scientists, who have job specific training needs, through to students in existing MI-curricula which will be expanded by the HiGHmed modules. Any participant who completes a certain set of modules shall be able to obtain a HiGHmed certificate, suited to their profession. Later, also patients and other non professionals shall be adressed. When implementing the modules at different locations, different technical preconditions also must be taken into account. For instance, the participating institutions use three distinct learning management systems, which are to be integrated in a way that allows learners to navigate seamlessly between the modules. While learning in more than one module, not only technical aspects should be harmonized, but also the methodological and medial elements. These elements should stimulate communication and interaction. Constructive feedback and cooperation with others as well as constant support by the teachers are essential aspects for an optimized learning progress in an online focused learning environment.

Therefore, the working group Didactic Strategy developed an online course model (see fig.) that includes all teaching phases from welcoming participants to iteratively teaching course contents and summative assessments to course evaluation and completion. This phase model especially takes into account communicative and constructive processes and the activation of participants.

Finally, to ensure standardized access to the online modules, taking into account the different target groups and application scenarios, the working group has developed a navigation concept. This allows various user respectively target groups to find their own individual learning path and to finally gain a HiGHmed certificate.

Team: Dr. Marianne Behrends, Nils-Hendrik Benning, Prof. Dr. Oliver J. Bott, Ina Hoffmann and Marie-Louise Witte