Comenius EduMedia Medal for "Fit in Gesundheitsfragen"

The project team "Fit in Gesundheitsfragen" of the DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München has received an award for its e-learning modules on diabetes. The Comenius EduMedia Medal is awarded by the Society for Pedagogy, Information and Media (GPI) for outstanding multimedia products and educational media in terms of pedagogy, content or design in work, training, school, culture and leisure.

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Around 200 applicants from 8 European countries had submitted their digital educational products. The Comenius EduMedia Medal was awarded to 19 outstanding products from 4 countries. The development of the e-learning modules for students of general education schools took place in cooperation with the development company ITS Training GmbH.

The web-based trainings of the project team at Helmholtz Zentrum München convinced the jury especially because of their consistency and the coordinated and interlocking elements - in terms of content, didactic-pedagogical as well as design-technical. The jury emphasized that the e-learning modules of "Fit in Gesundheitsfragen" combine theory and practice in an exemplary manner and that the learning content acquired could be wonderfully continued and expanded in face-to-face lessons.

The modules are geared toward the lower, middle and upper grades of general education schools and build up on each other in terms of content. Students can work through the content independently in about ten minutes of learning time. In addition, the web-based training units can also be used to supplement conventional teaching materials from the "Fit in Gesundheitsfragen" project.

In terms of content, the materials deal with practical questions from the students' lives, such as apps and other digital applications on exercise and nutrition or, for example, the important question "Class trip despite diabetes - is that possible?"
The e-learning modules and all other teaching materials are provided on the website of the national diabetes information portal, which is operated by Helmholtz Zentrum München together with the German Center for Diabetes Research and the German Diabetes Center in Düsseldorf.

About the project
"Fit in Gesundheitsfragen" is a joint project of Helmholtz Zentrum München and the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and is funded by the Helmholtz Association. The goal is to sustainably strengthen the health education of schoolchildren. To this end, the team develops digital as well as traditional teaching materials that can be used as a modular system with different modules in secondary levels I and II and are aligned with the current curriculum. In addition, nationwide online training courses for teachers are offered on a regular basis.

About the Comenius EduMedia Award 2021
The Comenius EduMedia Awards are among the most established European awards in the e-learning industry. The winners are determined by an international jury after didactic and scientifically based assessment in a vendor neutral 2-stage evaluation procedure.