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E-Learning / Virtual Classroom

E-learning and virtual classrooms are on the rise. Be it vocational online trainings, lectures at universities or education and trainings at educational institutions - the needs are increasing everywhere. This is hardly surprising as the advantages of virtual learning are clearly at hand: first of all, the savings of costs, personnel and time. Secondly, a significantly larger number of people are able to benefit from a larger spectrum of courses as they are location-indepentent - teachers and learners are brought together so they can teach and learn no matter where they are. On top of that, with virtual classrooms not only established learning concepts can be virtualised but also new, even more effective types of learning, such as learning 'just-in-time' are possible. See for yourself!

Simple Switching to Virtual Classrooms Thanks to Fraunhofer Research

For trainers and learners alike the switch to vitero is quite simple. Thanks to its ergonomics which have been researched by the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft the users get adjusted quickly to the virtual room. The reason for this lies in the unique and patented graphic user interface which is close to reality. As a matter of fact, moderator and participant sit around a virtual table which serves - depending upon its equipment - as a whiteboard, language lab, video screen or presentation screen for software and multimedia. Established learning concepts and methods from reality can be reproduced one-to-one. This has also positive effects on user acceptance. Moreover, other advantages arise which are present only when teaching online: automatic documentation of attendance, audio-visual recording for analysis purposes, as repetition or to recycle, and paper-free implementation of contents and media. 

Flexible Training Software for Many Fields of Application

In order to fully benefit from the advantages of e-learning, a virtual classroom software is necessary that can cope with the multitude of training concepts and e-learning approaches. So, when it comes to select an adequate tool it would be a dire decision to go with a tool that can realise only certain training concepts such as lectures. With vitero there is a well-engineered tool that can keep up with changing trends thanks to its many functions and fields of application.

Support and Structure Slideshow Presentations effectively

For traditional learning approaches that are often built around a slideshow presentation by the teacher, vitero provides the adequate moderation tools. In this way, contents can be presented, highlighted and referenced on. For effective and structured conversation in class communication via token principle is possible or the moderator controls the speaking right centrally. Additionally, presentations and software programmes can be integrated via application sharing spontaneously, and video footage can be played with the video player.

Easily Virtualising a Variety of Methods

With vitero not only the moderation of learning sessions is optimized but also diverse exercises from the real world can be done in the virtual room. Especially more recent learning concepts focus on variety, whereby the term 'variety of methods' is granted a central role. Here are some examples what different methods are possible with vitero:

  • Brainstormings, perfectly supported by push-to-talk, text fields and application sharing
  • Several types of card queries (anonymous, personalised, open, covered)
  • Breakout rooms for work in smaller groups or exercises with serveral phases
  • Sophisticated polling tool for multiple choice queries¹
  • Webcam recorder and video recorder for role plays and soft skill trainings
  • Language lab for learning languages

Learning 'just-in-time'

Even though the advantages of need-oriented learning are undisputed it is often not realised. It is considered to be costly and time consuming. Instead, trainings are often provided en bloc, learners try (unsuccessfully) to hoard new knowledge. Thanks to virtual classrooms, learners can learn need-oriented and in due course. Instead of learning en bloc the contents can be broken down into smaller 'chunks' that are relevant at a certain time. Practicing and self-study units can be accompanied by short repetitions. Thus, the transfer process is seamless and the learned contents can be applied to current situations.

Seamless Connection between Virtual Classroom and LMS with LMS Connectors

vitero can be connected to any Learning Management System thanks to the vitero Web Service Interface. User information, contents, group assignments and roles are taken over by the LMS. The virtual room can be booked and directly accessed from the LMS via single sign-on. There are already a number of connectors to Learning Management Systems ready for use.

  • Advantages
  • Services
  • References

Learning Close to the Workplace

  • Cost reduction (travel expenses incl. off-times, seminar costs, accomodation, catering etc.)
  • Quick and easy start of session
  • Increase of communication and learning efficiency 

Ergonomics

  • Ergonomical design thanks to Fraunhofer research
  • Intuitive handling brings high user acceptance
  • Lessons can be effectively moderatored and structured

Presentation & Collaboration

  • Presenting, editing, and referencing of learning contents 
  • Different feedback and polling tools
  • Trainings can be recorded
  • Small groups can learn separately
  • Even exams can be conducted

Seamlessness & Customisability

  • Even spontaneous office hours can be realised 
  • Adaptable to your corporate design
  • Scalable to fit the size of your training group

Reliability, Security & Data Protection

  • Server location Germany
  • Strict compliance with German data protection standards 
  • Flexible and secure communication via VoIP and telephone

Moderation Training for Trainers

  • Learn how to structure didactically and moderate live online trainings for up to 20 persons
  • Ideal for online trainers / lecturers as well as persons interested in methods and didactics

Upon request custom-tailored trainings

  • Individual training, adjusted to fit customer needs

Pilot Projects

  • Test and assess vitero for up to three months at no license costs, professional consulting included
  • Technical, organizational and methodical-didactical consulting, co-moderation, evaluation and support
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Change Management

  • Professional consulting during the phase of system introduction to ensure seamless integration of vitero into your company’s workflow
  • Consulting, evaluation and permanent optimization of usage
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Technical Support

  • Technical checks (in groups or individual)
  • Introductory support at the beginning of sessions
  • Support hotline
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Software Development

  • Adaptation services to meet company-specific requirements
  • Extension of single features up to the point of complete modules
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Hardware Services

  • Europe-wide delivery of vitero-certified headsets, webcams and hands-free devices
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Fraunhofer Gesellschaft

Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. Our research efforts are geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment.

GlaxoSmithKline

We are a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops a broad range of innovative medicines and brands. Our products are used by millions of people around the world, helping them to do more, feel better and live longer.

IBB Institut für Berufliche Bildung AG

The IBB Institut für Berufliche Bildung AG has been operating for more than 30 years. With its innovative ideas it has developed into one of Germany's largest and most successful educational instutions.

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) is a political foundation. In Germany, 16 regional offices and two conference centers offer a wide variety of civic education conferences and events. Our offices abroad are in charge of over 200 projects in more than 120 countries.
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Lancaster University

Lancaster University is one of the UK's top universities, consistently highly ranked in the UK league tables and established as a world player in research and teaching as reflected in our rising global league table position.

Lufthansa

The Lufthansa Group is an aviation group with global operations and a total of more than 400 subsidiaries and associated companies.

RWE

RWE is one of Europe’s five leading electricity and gas companies. Through our expertise in oil, gas and lignite production; electricity generation from gas, coal, nuclear and renewables; energy trading as well as electricity and gas distribution and sales; we are active at all stages of the energy value chain.
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Süddeutsche Krankenversicherung

As specialist for personal insurance, at SDK the human being stands at the center of attention. Founded in 1926, SDK cares for about 600.000 assured people with a capacity of nearly 800 million Euro in contributions today.

skyguide

skyguide has 1,400 employees with over 540 civil and military air traffic controllers. Over 300 engineers, technicians and IT-experts are responsible for the development and maintenance of the complex technical installations and facilities.

Vienna University of Technology

TU Vienna is among the most successful technical universities in Europe and with more than 27.000 students and about 3.300 facutly members it is Austria's largest research and educational institution for science and technology.
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University of Bergen

The University of Bergen is a young, modern university. Most of its premises are concentrated in the heart of the city of Bergen. There are about 14,500 students enrolled, and 3,200 faculty and staff.

 

University of Stuttgart

The main emphasis of the University of Stuttgart is on engineering and the natural sciences. However, combining these areas with the humanities and the social sciences adds something special to its profile.

Live E-Communication with vitero:

  • Simple and intuitive handling
  • Moderation possible
  • Based on scientific findings
  • Very flexible and adaptable
  • Tab-proof due to servers in Germany

Dr. Daniel Stoller-Schai:

"The virtual participants were able to contribute their questions and comments via text chat which was displayed at the conference Hotel."

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News

Lufthansa and vitero win eLearning Award

The Lufthansa Group won the eLearning Award in the category “Virtual Classroom” for using vitero in their worldwide employee training and the virtual general meetings.

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vitero cooperation with Blended Communication

The Dutch expert for collaboration and communication, Blended Communication, has acquired the exclusive rights to distribute vitero within Benelux countries.

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Model project “Learning German in the virtual classroom“ has started

The aim is to offer live online German classes to refugees in Baden-Wuerttemberg quickly and unbureaucratically, so that the integration in the job market is accelerated.

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