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Technical background

Our e-Learning software is based on the Open-source content management system Typo3.

E-Learning

Typo3 has been developed in Denmark by Kasper Skårhøj and is being constantly improved by a huge number of contributors under the GPL licence all over the world.

Together with the experience in publishing and editing, Margraf Publishers is able to present e-Learning environments which are adaptable to almost every requirement.

For additional information on TYPO3, please visit www.typo3.com


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projects for governmental organizations:

Public-Private Partnership for the Urban Enviroment (UNDP), Tools for pro-poor municipal PPP (Web and CD)

webbased international eLearning-project E-Learning "Rainwater-Harvesting"

webbased eLearning-project  "formation des régies"

projects for non-governmental organizations:

webbased international eLearning and communication platform E-Learning "Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik" (Darmstadt)

eCommunity with different courses E-Learning Jeunesses Musicales eCommunity

e-Learning

… is an approach to facilitate and enhance learning based on both computer and communications technology.

MARGRAF Publishers has some five years of experience in converting training material into «Computer based» and «Web-based» trainings (CBTs and WBTs) which we have implemented for partners like E-Learning InWEnt and the E-Learning GTZ.

There are critical voices saying that face-to-face human interaction with a teacher has been removed from the process in an e-learning environment. However, we are encouraging these human interactions through tools such as web-conferencing and the attendance of a tutor –so our approach aims towards a student-centred learning solution.

Most of our trainings are not only based on exclusivly e-learning components but use combinations of distance learning with face-to-face educational resources (read more under «Blended Learning» below).

Blended Learning

The term «Blended Learning» describes our approach of combining several methods of learning and collaboration. Our trainings consist of:

  • Asynchronous activities
    …use tools such as blogs, pinboards, and discussion boards, and allow participants to contribute when time allows.
  • Synchronous activities
    …occur with all participants joining in at once, as with a chat session or a virtual classroom or meeting
  • Face-to-face workshops
    From our experience we can say that results from an e-Learning training are much more sustainable when gathering the participants or at least a peer group in a  face-to-face workshop. Normally, an effective e-learning should start with a kick-off workshop before conveying the learning content through the web, allowing every participant to work at his/her own pace.

SCORM compatibility

Our trainings are following the standard for presenting e-learning content SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model)

SCORM is a collection of specifications that enable interoperability, accessibility and reusability of a web based learning content.

For more information on SCORM visit the official E-Learning «Advanced Distance Leaning» web site.