Information in English

ELoQ is the acronym for "e-learning-based logistics qualification" and sums up the main goal of the project: realizing vocational education in the field of logistics for adolescents with disabilities through e-learning-based activities. As the target audience of the project is apprentices with disabilities, the e-learning methods and activities used within the project have to be fully universal accessible and thus usable for both apprentices with and without a disability. The apprentices will be qualified in the field of storagement logistics, comprising tasks like conveying goods, working in the goods receiving department, warehousing goods and picking and packaging.

To achieve the goal of the project, based on a sector study a curriculum for the vocational training will be developed. E-learning activities and methods require learning-management-systems (LMS) and authoring tools that are fully accessible and barrier-free. Therefore different LMS and authoring tools will be evaluated for their accessibility. Furthermore, different educational methods and settings – so called educational scenarios – will ensure e-learning activities to become an essential part of the vocational training.

Another critical aspect for sustainable integration of this training program (of the long-term success) can be identified in qualifying educational supervisors. Thus, educational training personal will be qualified within the project on how to use e-learning as a teaching tool and how to create their own accessible e-learning materials and courses.

Project partners

The project consists of three partners: Department of Vocational Education and Rehabilitation, Department of Rehabilitation Technology, both within the Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences at the TU Dortmund, and the CJD Dortmund, a vocational  training  unit for people with disabilities  These three partners will do the main work within the project.

While the TU Dortmund will perform the scientific research and development as well as the evaluation of the project, the CJD Dortmund is responsible for the practical development and implementation.

Additional partners

In order to disseminate the project's results and to evaluate results, additional partners will support the above named three main project partners. Those additional partners are: Josefsheim Bigge, a vocational training unit in Bigge-Olsberg; Bethel proWerk, a sheltered workshop for people with disabilities and also industry service provider located in Bielefeld-Bethel; and DACHSER GmbH & Co. KG, Dortmund branch, a large european logistics provider.

These three additional partners will field-test the educational scenarios, e-learning activities, and materials developed within the project. Additionally, these partners will also actively support the projects research and development through providing their professional expertise in logistics as well as the qualification and vocational training of young adolescents – both disabled and non-disabled. Finally the project is supported by an advisory board, consisting of professionals from the fields of vocational training, science and practice. The advisory board will meet twice a year and give feedback to the most recent developments and ideas of the project partners.

Contact

Feel free to contact us if you have any further questions! For inquiries, please contact:

Martina Kunzendorf
Technische Universität Dortmund
Faculty Rehabilitation Science
Emil-Figge-Str. 73
44227 Dortmund
Tel.: +49 231 755 - 7850
Mail: martina.kunzendorf@tu-dortmund.de