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“EDUmentoring”: learning how to teach online

“EDUmentoring”: learning how to teach online

The "#WirVsVirus Solution Enabler" project "EDUmentoring" is a website that encourages teachers to address the need for digital lessons while providing tools to master teaching online.

Digitization has made our everyday life much easier – both privately and in business. For many teachers, digitization has meant one thing above all in the past few months: uncertainty and stress. Teachers and students should be able to benefit from the newest digital developments and technologies.

Digital lessons

EDUmentoring” is a website that wants to motivate, inspire and encourage teachers to address the need for digital lessons while providing the necessary tools to master teaching online.

Project organizer Johannes König explains,

“teachers must be able to act as role models when dealing with digital media. This is the best way to prepare students for the demands of tomorrow. We at EDUmentoring are here to provide a platform for support”.

Hackathon versatility

“EDUmentoring” emerged from the “#WirvsVirus hackathon” as a project and has since been intensely developing and redesigning solutions for teachers and education. According to the “EDUmentoring” team, their strength lies within their versatility, “we are teachers and students, including team members from the areas of education, media psychology, marketing and technology”.

The remote team of “EDUMentoring”

The team members of “EDUmentoring” work digitally from all over Germany to provide teachers with fast and practical support that come with the challenges of digitization. Jonas Weber, website content lead, elaborates,

“The versatility of our team helps us to rethink solutions and to adapt them again and again to the current needs of teachers and educators”.

The project is now part of the “#WirVsVirus Solution Enabler” programme, initiated by the social acceleration platform “ProjectTogether “. With the Vodafone Institute as one of its funding partners, the programme aims to implement the most promising solutions and digital prototypes as quickly as possible.

About the “#WirVsVirus Solution Enabler” programme

The “#WirVsVirus Solution Enabler” is a six-months implementation programme for 130 selected innovative solutions developed for coronavirus-related challenges. The programme that is supported by the Vodafone Institute with startup funding, know-how and digital expertise, encourages projects from 12 action fields, such as health, everyday life and crisis management, to successfully implement their solutions on a broad scale. The Institute supports the project teams with individually tailored support by providing access to the Vodafone corporate network. Particularly the startup programme Vodafone UPLIFT with their PACESETTER offering supports the teams in the areas of IT infrastructure, public cloud, IoT solutions and individual consulting. The programme under the patronage of the Federal Chancellery has started working with the projects on April 8 of 2020. Find further information here.