Motivating Students or Teachers?

Challenges for a Successful Implementation of Online-Learning in Industry-Related Vocational Training
  • Nils Malzahn
  • Tina Ganster
  • Nicole Sträfling
  • Nicole Krämer
  • H. Ulrich Hoppe
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8095)


In this paper we present our findings from the FoodWeb2.0 project about success indicators and restraints while implementing Web2.0 based learning processes. We conducted two courses with the same content with two different target groups from the German food industry: one with regular employees and one with teachers of dedicated education facilities. Comparing the performance of the two courses by triangulating methods from Social Network Analysis and quantitative and qualitative surveys, we identified indicators for the successful implementation and differences in the motivation of learners and teachers. These findings illustrate the need for strategies involving and motivating teachers when introducing modern learning methods and tools within the food industry and other related branches.


Learning analytics Teaching techniques and strategies for online learning Learner motivation and engagement Vocational training CSCL Web2.0 Collaborative Learning SNA 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nils Malzahn
    • 1
  • Tina Ganster
    • 1
  • Nicole Sträfling
    • 1
  • Nicole Krämer
    • 1
  • H. Ulrich Hoppe
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Duisburg-EssenDuisburgGermany

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