Evonik Digital Research

A joint research project of EVONIK and the University of Duisburg-Essen

Digitized support for competence development in the workplace
Competence development in the workplace requires that trainees not only acquire specialist knowledge at a theoretical level, but are also capable of applying that knowledge competently in practice. These competencies can be developed using learning systems that enable users to organize their own learning processes and communicate with their peers.
Instructional design for and research on video-based learning
Dynamic learning materials such as learning videos have gained increasing attention in the learning sciences due to their potential to increase competence development in digital learning environments. Under certain conditions, learning videos can increase learning outcomes more than static learning material.
Enabling technology for video-based learning
This cooperation aims to thrive the digital transformation and to explore the digital pervasion in the context of vocational education and training (VET) at Evonik. Prototypical solutions (“demonstrators”) help to evaluate the suitability in daily use and their implications to business culture. Therefore, a prototypical learning environment for video-based learning has been designed in a participatory process and has been implemented using state-of-the-art e-learning approaches in the beginning of this joint project.
Intelligent contextualized information access for learning
Access to information and knowledge bases is one of the key benefits from a successful digital transformation. However, learners are often lacking the abilities to access and to filter the right information. Methods of Artificial Intelligence (AI) have the potential to support learners by providing intelligent information access based on the learners' context.