The educational concept of eSquirrel combines Blended Learning, Mobile Learning and Gamification.
Blended learning combines various teaching and learning elements, whereby the advantages of face-to-face learning are combined with those of e-learning. This didactically well-thought-out combination results in the added value of blended learning.
Your course same as your eSquirrel app
A digital course can be designed with eSquirrel exactly like the underlying book or individually designed courses and materials. In the same way, the tasks are reflected in the various question types in the eSquirrel app. The learner can find his way around the app just as easily as in the book or the course.
One advantage of a digital course with eSquirrel is that tasks can be repeated as often as you like. Tasks do not need to be erased or recopied. This makes it easier to transfer knowledge into long-term memory.
One advantage of embedding an eSquirrel course in a classroom course is that learners have a direct real-life contact person for questions. The highlight: Students can use the app to indicate to the teacher that they would like more information on a specific task or question in class. And teachers see quite independently how good or difficult the students are doing. A glance at the teachers’ portal before the lesson can revolutionise face-to-face teaching.
eSquirrel also enhances the other advantages of classroom teaching and e-learning courses. Thus, social interactions within a class are also mapped in the eSquirrel app using leaderboards, chats and student-initiated learning duels*. The app also enables self-determined learning at one’s own pace and motivates the user to optimal repetition through gamification in order to secure what has been learned in the long term.
Last but not least, eSquirrel offers another combination possibility of face-to-face teaching and eLearning. To keep the learning progress of both teaching methods coherent, the teacher can also give homework exercises via the eSquirrel app. To do this, he or she simply sets a date by when a particular course unit should be completed. The date is displayed in the app, as is the timely completion. And, of course, the teacher can immediately see who has been diligent and who has not.
And: eSquirrel is not only a reliable partner for blended learning – eSquirrel also makes it mobile! On smartphones and tablets – anytime and anywhere.
* In development