Pünktlich zur Interpädagogica gibt es die ersten öffentlichen Beta-Versionen der eSquirrel-Apps in den Stores für Android und iOS. Nichts kann Sie mehr am Nüsse sammeln hindern! 😉 Um mobile Blended-Learning-Kurse zu erstellen, melden Sie sich einfach kostenlos an! Danach können Sie Ihre SchülerInnen schon auf Nussjagd schicken!

Wollen Sie sich persönlich mit uns über Ihre Erfahrungen im Blended Learning unterhalten oder Tipps für Best Practices bekommen? Besuchen Sie uns einfach auf der Interpädagogica in Linz von Do, 12.11.2015 bis Sa, 14.11.2015 im Design Center. Sie finden uns in Halle AHB, Stand 411A. Als Vorgeschmack unsere Pressemitteilung im Neuheitendienst.

eSquirrel-Stand auf der Interpädagogica 2015 in Linz in Linz

Unser Stand baut sich auf

Michael Maurer, founder of eSquirrel, presented the peadagogical concept behind the eSquirrel method at the „8th International Conference on Open and Distance Learning“ in Athens last week. „We believe in the Blended of Blended Learning, as well in the Mobile of Mobile Learning,“ Michael explained. „What makes the concept behind eSquirrel so unique is that it combines training of content with face-to-face teaching and self-empowerded learning units.“ Students decide themselves when they want to learn. If it’s in the bus, waiting for the tram or just after reading facebook before falling asleep.

Besides other interesting projects, another Blended Learning technique, which focuses on the principle of flipped classrooms, grasped our attention: i2 flex

After all the inspiring talks – especially with members of the EU funded eStep-project, there was enough time to work on eSquirrel – with a not less inspiring view, of where reasoning behind learning and teaching all began.

ICODL conference programme

Conference programme

Acropolis, Athens

Working in Athens at the 8th International Conference on Open Distance Learning

eSquirrel is preparing for their first conference appearance. eSquirrel will present their pedagogical blended learning concept at the Austrian eEducation 2015 summer conference on the beautiful „Schulschiff“, literally on the Danube river. Founder Michael Maurer and  school book author Markus Wittberger will do a bring your own device live demo of the eSquirrel Android app. They are creating the demo course a broad variety of teachers will try and will appreciate any suggestions on interesting demo topics.

Thereafter, they will show how easy it is to create these courses for teachers, and, of course, see how well the teachers perform via the teacher’s portal.

Be prepared to read our conference contribution in the conference proceedings. We will keep you posted.

On June, 18 2015 the Austrian startup eSquirrel will be founded as eSquirrel e.U. eSquirrel’s lawyer, Dr. Linder said: „It was quite challenging to match the legal framework to the needs of this unconventional company. Almost every team member has a safe well-paid job, but they still see the need of this product and want to create it in their spare time. The construction of the company had to reflect this attitude“. Michael Maurer, founder of eSquirrel, stated that the Austrian business chamber WKO did not really help to legally boil down their new business model. „They were just showing us what is not possible, and not how we can find a solution. Dr. Linder and tax consultant Mag. Tomitzi were the first ones, to really try to find a way this could work,“ Michael said.

On the same day eSquirrel will launch two crucial eSquirrel components for beta testers: the author’s tool and the eLearning-App. Stay tuned with our newsletter that will inform you how you can write your own gamified course for an Android app – without any programing skills! Read more in eSquirrel marries author’s tool and Android app.