Together with the colleagues from plant safety, the Audi Akademie discussed the scenarios to be presented in the learning modules. Carsten Freundl, Learning Design Consultant at Audi Akademie GmbH, together with Roland Mueller, Fire and Plant Safety Manager at AUDI AG, put together a team of three concept designers, three programmers, a photographer and video expert as well as numerous actors.
After a rough structuring according to topics and learning objectives, a fine concept with the concrete stories, the dialogues up to the definition of the clothing and the graphic presentation followed. The Audi Akademie launched the project in August 2010. A good year later, the first three modules were ready: Basic Fire Protection, Handling CO2 Extinguishing Systems and Working with Open Fire Appearances.
The latter concerns all employees and service providers who work with welding equipment or open fires. Currently, the fourth module is being implemented: the correct handling of fire extinguishers. Another module on the correct behaviour in the event of an incident at a nearby chemical plant is being planned.
In order to avoid an overload of content, the Audi Academy has limited itself to a maximum of five to six main pieces of information per unit of five to ten minutes. Since interactive elements increase the learning interest, there are exercises in which the learners have to plan an escape route themselves using the mouse. The didactic concept also includes interim tests, which, however, only serve the purpose of self-reflection.
The Audi Academy also conducts learning success checks: When someone has completed 80 per cent of the learning programme, the module is considered passed. Users have to visit each page and can only continue clicking in the learning programme once they have opened certain elements and content.
As soon as an employee has successfully completed a course, a green tick appears behind the corresponding module on the learning platform. Access to the learning modules is only possible via AUDI end devices: i.e. PCs and notebooks. Although mobile learning is being discussed intensively, it would currently still be too costly to make the modules available on smartphones as well.
AUDI AG has received the Comenius EduMedia Seal. With the Comenius Award, the Society for Pedagogy and Information (GPI) honours outstanding achievements in IT-based educational media every year. In the category DMP (Didactic Multimedia Products), the learning module "Basics of Fire Protection" received an award for the high didactic and media quality in the category "Vocational Education and Training/Adult Education".