Getting started with the Didactics Guide

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Why didactics?

Learning always takes place on an individual level - there is no universal recipe for success that is the same for everyone and achieves the same results. However, there are didactic principles that always apply.

It is helpful to follow these didactic principles in order to convey knowledge content in the best possible way, pick up learners and accompany them in their learning process.

How exactly does this guide work?

This guide is aimed at authors, content creators and trainers who want to map their teaching content in the ovos play app.

It supports you in creating digital learning content: The mix of sound theory, useful tips and practical examples from different subject areas serves as a step-by-step guide to understanding the basic didactic principles and easily creating your own content - for card decks for self-learning as well as for interactive presentations with ovos play LIVE.

The info boxes

There are five info boxes in different colors in this manual:

You can find a professional tip in a green info box.

If you are looking for examples, keep an eye out for gray info boxes.

Note: You should take red info boxes to heart.

Notes are always highlighted in yellow.

Quotes are displayed in a blue info box.

For more in-depth and further information, you can take a look at the sources and a didactic deepening or get in touch with your contact person at ovos.

The structure of the manual

The didactic handbook is divided into three sections - preparation, implementation and follow-up when creating didactic learning materials.


This handbook was produced in collaboration with Olivia Vrabl.

Olivia Vrabl is a researcher and lecturer in higher education didactics at numerous universities in Europe and supervises master's theses in higher education didactics. She researches and teaches in particular on course planning, assessment and feed forward, university methodology, reading didactics and presentation methodology. Selected documents can be found at oliviavrabl.com.

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