Articles concerning conference or exhibition appearances.

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.