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Stepping up the Ladder - Competence Development Through E-Learning?!

, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany ; , ESC Rennes, France ; , University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


In this paper we argue that e-learning is changing from a primarily distributive mode to a more collaborative mode. This enables e-learning to step up the ladder, and to turn to competence oriented pedagogical models. Three steps are taken: First, the changes e-learning is currently undergoing are explored and summarised, secondly, the concept of competence is defined, and thirdly, pedagogical conditions for competency oriented e-learning are elaborated. The paper results in illustrating competence-based learning by a applying Kolb’s learning cycle.


Ehlers, U., Schneckenberg, D. & Adelsberger, H.H. (2008). Stepping up the Ladder - Competence Development Through E-Learning?!. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 4068-4082). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 22, 2019 from .


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