A question that people often ask me is if I think that using mobile devices across the board in vocational education makes sense. My answer is always: “Certainly!“ The benefits are obvious: Digitisation changes the requirements for vocational education. In many companies, tablets are commonly used tools. Of course, it makes sense that apprentices get […]

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Much of what you see and experience at trade fairs over the course of your working life is quickly forgotten. You mainly remember two types of products: the particularly promising and the particularly flawed. In retrospect, what I first experienced at a trade fair in Munich back in the mid nineties undoubtedly belongs in the […]

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Do you still remember your first job application? I wrote mine in the eighties at the end of my time as a student on my old typewriter, which my father had left me. I spent a whole weekend typing on the gray-colored “Triumph Adler” for this. But it was worth it! Because a short time […]

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When the corona crisis caused lessons to be moved to the digital world, it became very clear very quickly that many educational facilities lacked both the technical infrastructure and the necessary know how. But how are pupils supposed to develop media skills if the institutions are not adequately equipped? In his new video, Wolfgang Reichelt […]

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You may already know that our company DEKRA Media is located on Dahlener Straße 570 in Mönchengladbach. In the past, a big spinning mill stood at exactly this place – one of many textile factories throughout the municipal area. During the decades after the Second World War, gradual decline followed and over 90 percent of […]

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It is undisputed that forgetting is a normal mechanism of the brain. In the face of an ever-increasing flood of information, it is also an important aid. In the new learning insights format „standpoint“, Wolfgang Reichelt reports on how to ensure that as much of the newly learned information as possible is retained by learners […]

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In September of last year, the first “Lernstatt” conference „HAUSBAU” took place as part of the project vierpunkteins, for which we have now produced a short documentary film. Goal of the project vierpunkteins is to build a transfer network that advances the digitisation in the field of construction. This is because an enormous backlog demand […]

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Students who want to improve their professional prospects and gather new experiences can spend a term abroad. Apprentices, however, will only ever switch back and forth between vocational school and company. I can remember vividly that until the nineties this arrangement has been entirely normal. Emphasis being put on “has been”. Did you know that […]

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Blisteringly fast texting and impeccable selfie taking – almost all adolescents today have mastered certain smartphone skills. But having to create a presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint or having to build staff planning schedules in Microsoft Excel makes many apprentices sweat. How can this be changed? This is the topic of our latest short documentary “Communication […]

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You want to introduce e-learning into your organisation? Before you start, you should answer seven questions to make your e-learning project a success. In this video, Wolfgang Reichelt shares what those questions are and why they are important. English subtitles are available by clicking on the CC symbol in the player (next to the volume […]

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