Saarbrücken (GER), April 2016 - In Germany, one in ten adults does not know how to read and write properly. For those affected, everyday tasks at work like reading an email, checking an invoice, or taking minutes can turn into a real challenge. With the project “eVideo 2.0”, KES, a network that is part of ARBEIT UND LEBEN Berlin-Brandenburg Association, and the IMC company address this topic and offer help to those affected.
Within the project, which is part of a larger initiative for the advancement of “Arbeitsplatz-orientierte Alphabetisierung und Grundbildung Erwachsener” (job-oriented literacy and basic education for adults), a video-based learning program has been developed. The training offers employees with inadequate literacy skills targeted, hands-on, and entertaining training.
To achieve all this, learners are immersed in a storyline taken from real-life situations in which they can actively change the course of action. During the video, they move through different rooms of an imaginary company and communicate with colleagues through interactive buttons. Users find themselves having to solve various tasks similar to those they come up against in daily situations at work.
Its online accessibility allows a high number of employees in many organisations to benefit from the program. The video training was first published in 2014 in the transportation and logistics industry. After a successful start in this field of business, the program was adapted in 2015 to suit the needs of the hospitality industry.
The job-related approach helped convince the jury at the eLearning Journal to honor “eVideo 2.0” at the eLearning AWARD in the “video-training” category. Since 2008, the eLearning AWARD has been presented annually in 25 categories to state-of-the-art-projects.