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Away from insular thinking - Collaborative learning


Get away from insular thinking: Identify knowledge transfer and learning needs in real time! Improve your standing in the company and promote or support the strengths of the team members. Learn more about digital collaborative learning and its benefits.


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Collaborative learning vs. cooperative learning


Collaborative learning describes a psychological approach to learning in which group work plays a crucial role.

In a collaborative learning environment, learners are involved in concepts and the flow of information.

The focus is on the working and learning process.

However, this approach does not only emphasize the joint sharing and elaboration of knowledge, but also the active sharing of newly acquired know-how within the department.

Cooperative learning is often equated with collaborative learning. However, there are some differences.

In collaborative working, the focus lies on the outcome.

This type of collaborative work is characterized by the fact that the individual participants in a learning group are directly dependent on each other to achieve the goal of the project.

In both learning environments, communication is essential for success.





Benefit from collaborative learning as...

... employee & company


In a collaborative learning environment, several people work together, each with different ideas and strengths.

This allows you to expand your own learning spectrum. Learning becomes an interactive process in which viewpoints of the group are shared and critically questioned.

Active and direct listening and public presentation are encouraged. This also supports social cognitive processes and developments. Cognitive processes are conscious or unconscious human processes.

These include higher-level thought processes such as perception, action planning, and communication. In addition, creativity as well as initiative are promoted.

These aspects are also characteristics of motivation.

This targeted teamwork thus promotes and strengthens the understanding of interdepartmental activities, and supports team building and motivation.

Although it is primarily the individual who benefits from these and many other advantages, the added value that the company gains should not be neglected.

The retention of knowledge is essential for the company, as it can save a lot of time and money.

Many companies therefore place a lot of value on a digital tool that allows employees to have unrestricted access to knowledge and necessary know-how in a central location.

For this reason, companies trust U2D Aprenia!



U2D Aprenia as a success factor

Knowledge centralization and transfer


With U2D Aprenia we support knowledge transfer between all users.

Unlike a classical learning management system (LMS), the focus is not on hierarchically structured learning (top-down approach), but on the learning experience of the learners (learning experience platform).

The Learning Experience Platform (LXP). U2D Aprenia enables employees to store small-part knowledge quickly and easily in the system and thus centralize it.

This is then easily accessible for employees in training.

In order to accommodate to every type of learner, knowledge is stored in Sparks.

A spark can take the form of a knowledge article, a video clip, a SCORM package, or a link to an external website, just to name a few. Additionally, sparks can include documents for download.





Facilitate exchange between colleagues



Facilitating exchange between colleagues is made possible by including a discussion forum for general discussions, e.g., the onboarding process.

The feed, on the other hand, can also be used for simple everyday discussions within a team, for example:

“Where are we going for lunch today?” or “Who is the contact person for a particular project?”

With the message module, the facilitated networking between colleagues is underlined.

It allows users not only to message each other, but also to share sparks.

U2D Aprenia thus supports user interaction and communication, optimizes the learning experience, and expands the network.



Mobile learning - on-the-job training



The world of work has adapted to digitalization.

The fact that professionals are increasingly working from home now seems normal.

However, the stress in everyday life has not disappeared as a result.

Lack of time is one of the most important factors that speak against further training or expanding knowledge in general for most workers.

However, the learning content in U2D Aprenia can easily be viewed during short breaks or even on the train on the way home via the U2D Aprenia app.

U2D Aprenia enables know-how transfer from anywhere!




Groups and categories


U2D Aprenia content can be posted independently by each user in the form of sparks, which is an excellent concept for collecting employee knowledge internally and centralizing it in one place.

Nevertheless, there are topics which do not concern or even appeal to everyone.

Therefore, U2D Aprenia offers Groups to organize both employees and topics.

For example, all new employees can find important information about starting at the company in the "Onboarding" group, while all sparks related to the topic of "Sales" are bundled in the "Sales & Marketing" group.




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Andreas Mändlein

Andreas Mändlein
Sales Director