Innovative learning concepts for Lufthansa Technical Training

Precision landing for the winning team of the TANNER college and university competition 2019

LINDAU, 16 May 2019 – The 13th TANNER college and university competition for students of technical communication has been won by Christian Krause, Chris-Norman Roth, Christian Schmidt and Lucas Wolf from Aalen University. This year, the challenge was set by Lufthansa Technical Training, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lufthansa Technik AG. The judging session and awards ceremony took place at the Inselhalle Lindau conference centre on 15 May. Second place went to a team from the TH Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences, and third to a team from Stuttgart’s Hochschule der Medien University of Applied Sciences.

Convincing e-learning courses for training purposes
Lufthansa Technical Training (LTT) runs courses and implements further training solutions for companies and employees in the aviation industry. Here too, the digitisation of services is steadily advancing. It is therefore LTT’s wish to translate learning content into digital learning sequences for self-study where this is educationally meaningful and feasible in terms of topics.

The student teams were tasked with developing a uniform structure for the training courses in the form of e-learning and implementing learning sequences by way of example. Particular challenges this year involved the topics of aircraft engines and e-learning tools. The judging panel was impressed by the diverse approaches to this task shown by the teams, as well as by the very high quality of all solutions. “Each team presented us with special highlights. But the winning team impressed us with a package that was fully developed in all regards,” remarked Eike Nowiszewski, Head of LTT Training Development, in her speech on praise of the winners. “The concept presented was so detailed that we could go to market with it tomorrow without much effort.”

A total of 19 students from six different colleges and universities had taken up LTT’s challenge. The teams came from Aalen University of Applied Sciences, the Hochschule Merseburg University of Applied Sciences, TH Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences, Munich University of Applied Sciences, Stuttgart’s Hochschule der Medien University of Applied Sciences and the South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences.

Awards ceremony and discussions in the evening
The students presented their entries to an expert judging panel. This was made up of representatives from Bosch Thermotechnik, Häfele, Lufthansa Technical Training, Karl Storz, Rolls-Royce Power Systems and TANNER. First, second and third places were announced at an event held in the evening, with the winning team presenting its contribution once again. “However, all students and the experts on the judging panel were actually winners in this competition,” emphasised TANNER board member Georg-Friedrich Blocher.

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