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Learning where you want, when you want has become increasingly important in today’s working world. So-called e-learning (electronic learning = "electronically supported learning") offers this flexibility.

The flexibility of e-learning offers many advantages, but also poses some challenges. In order to achieve maximum learning success, you should consider the following recommendations, when using e-learning for your specific work activity. Of course, you can also take advantage of e-course offers in your spare time.

At the University of Münster, you can learn online on various learning platforms. To help you find your way around each platform, take a look at the instructions below. You will also find the course overview below.

  • Preparation

    • Discuss your learning needs with your supervisor and agree on how to integrate e-learning into your routines. Decide together how the things you learn can/should be used in your everyday work.
    • Set aside the learning time in your calendar.
    • Find a place to learn where you won't be disturbed:
      • Close your (office) door or use the opportunity to study in a concentrated way in your home office.
      • Switch your phone to voice mail.
      • If necessary, use headphones or earplugs to block out ambient noise.
      • Close other programmes on your device.
  • Implementation

    • Log in to the learning platform and start with the first learning unit.
      • You are usually complete the learning units in a course in any order. However, in terms of content, an order that makes sense is usually recommended in the courses.
      • Often you can also choose whether you only want to read / watch the content or also listen to it. Try out what works best for you.
      • Often, learning units end with a quiz to test what you learned, which can be repeated as often as necessary.
    • Take notes on the most important points and write down your questions.
    • Take breaks as soon as your concentration drops.
      • A study session should last no longer than 45 minutes at a time.
      • Short sessions of 5 to 10 minutes can also be useful depending on the content.
      • It is recommended to complete a given learning unit in one go. Afterwards, a break is recommended.
      • You can stop at any time and continue the learning unit at a later time.
  • Follow-up

    • Directly after learning, think about how you can transfer the content to your everyday work. For more complex content, you could draw up a timetable. You can find more tips here.
    • Research the answers to your questions. If you need help, speak with the named contact persons.
    • Start with the application to everyday work.


Learning platforms

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