Ongoing Projects

Development of digitalization competencies (January 2018 - )

As part of the cooperation between Evonik Industries AG and the University Duisburg-Essen (UDE), our project is dedicated to the development of competencies regarding digitalization with a focus on practical apprenticeship.

The main goal is the prototypical development and testing of modern concepts of digitally supported competence development in apprenticeship incorporating state-of-the-art research in the field of e-learning, intelligent systems and learning analytics. New digitally enhanced learning and teaching methods enrich and amend existing practices and processes without establishing digital “parallel worlds” that competes the traditional vocational education. To achieve this, we employ a participatory and interdisciplinary approach that involves both trainers and trainees at Evonik in conjunction with science labs of the University Duisburg-Essen in computer science (“Collaborative Learning in Intelligent Distributed Environments”) and psychology (“Research Methods in Psychology”).