Today high quality information has
become accessible for learners from everywhere at anytime. Therefore
it is becoming more and more difficult to use it meaningfully.
Flexibility, communication skills and learning on demand have
become more important than encyclopedic and specialized knowledge.
How can the WWW help us to enable learners to develop these "key
qualifications"? " Webbased open learning" accepts the fact, that
learning is an individual process. Learners themselves have to
decide what, when, where and with whom they learn. Teachers provide
a learning environment, that enables learners to work on their
ideas, projects, etc. Teachers have become tutors who give learner-centered
feedback and accompany learners, when asked. During the presentation
Gerd Wenning will give an overview of up to date groupware and
communication software available on the internet. He will explain
its educational use by experiences students made at the University