Thinking and Numeracy
At a glance
To devise and deliver a market-leading online platform to accompany the ‘Thinking and Numeracy’ course from Westermann, providing enhanced interactive textbooks, additional digital resources and the tools to enable truly differentiated learning.
Avallain Author and Avallain Unity
The course was very highly regarded and successful, but changes in learner behaviour and the German education system required an additional, flexible and more responsive digital solution, that included interactive learning, instantaneous feedback, and progress reporting.
Westermann also wanted to provide students and teachers information about progress and developing skills. To facilitate learning both within and away from the classroom, Thinking and Numeracy needed to be accessible from tablets as well as PCs.
The user experience would need to be carefully designed to reflect the close relationship between print and online editions while optimising the additional learner freedoms and engagement offered by a digital platform. Last but not least, we needed to deliver the entire platform with its supporting content on a tight schedule, in order to hit existing publishing and marketing deadlines.
Requirements for the learning platform were gathered and refined in close consultation with Westermann stakeholders, then quickly delivered using the ecosystem of technologies in Avallain Unity. The flexible architecture of Avallain Unity allowed for seamless delivery to PCs and tablets.
All levels of the course are now supported by online resources available in class, at home and on the move, and these have been extremely well received by the loyal user base of students, teachers and institutions.
Dr. Isabel Schneider
“Denken und Rechnen responds directly to the challenges and opportunities faced by today’s teachers. Through the flexibility of the environment, we hope to have created an experience that enriches and supports teaching, and that enhances learning through a more diverse and sophisticated classroom.”
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