Why candena

Why candena?

Based on more than 6 years of experience in Internet technologies, education and media industries candena is a multi-award winning learning technologies company founded to enable organizations to reach global audiences and engage them with inspiring educational offerings. candena is currently being accredited as an institution of higher education with the NCHFE, under Maltese law.

We offer an online learning concept rooted in state-of-the-art academic didactics on demand that will develop the collective power and skillset of  learning audience.

Our products are designed to create unique learning and development environments by bringing together the best from Social Media, Video-Platforms, Communication tools and Data Management Services. We take proven online approaches for information sharing, networking, learning, creating, reflecting and working in a team and combine them in a unique way to provide a state-of-the-art educational experience.

Our formidable clients have won prestigious awards for the products we helped them deliver. Deutsche Telekom won a coveted Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Learning Award in Gold in the category “Best use of social/collaborative learning”. Goethe Institut was honoured by the Society for Pedagogy and Information e.V. with the highly regarded Comenius EduMedia Award. We are passionate about delivering innovative products our clients love and helping them reach their full online potential.

Our didactic approach

Our programmes are designed to engage learners in unique learning and personal development environments by bringing together the best from social media, video platforms, communication tools and data management services. We take proven online approaches for information sharing, networking, learning, creating, reflecting and working in a team, and combine them in a unique way to provide a state-of-the-art educational experience.

Within the framework of an online learning experience, individual members of a learning community come together in teams to tackle challenges collectively, cultivating communication skills, teamwork and quantitative reasoning. Participants also engage in the learning community at large, enriching their skills and knowledge while exchanging feedback with their peers. Optionally, a trained staff of didactic personnel (tutors, mentors, teachers) can give participants input on relevant topics, supporting teams with feedback and reviewing their work.

Learning is also embedded in a real-world context because our courses use a problem-based learning approach by presenting teams with a series of successive assignments that gradually build up their skills. This allows the transfer of the newly developed skills towards a specific real world problem.

Our Awards

Our formidable clients have won prestigious awards for the products we helped them deliver. Deutsche Telekom won a coveted Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Learning Award in Gold in the category “Best use of social/collaborative learning”. Goethe Institut was honoured by the Society for Pedagogy and Information e.V. with the highly regarded Comenius EduMedia Award. We are passionate about delivering innovative products our clients love and helping them reach their full online potential.

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In the spotlight:

pisa4u – The Online Programme for School Improvement

pisa4u – The Online Programme for School improvement presents the opportunity for educational practitioners to learn from one another, drive change within school systems from the ground up and create a global database of educational resources, developed by practitioners for practitioners. Starting February 9, 2017, this programme was offered free of charge to teachers, educators, administrators, and policy makers – thus forming a global community of education practitioners.
Registration was open at www.pisa4u.org.

This programme was conceptually designed, implemented and administered by candena in collaboration with Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and made possible through the generous support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Deutsche Telekom Stiftung, America Achieves, and the Joachim Herz Stiftung. PISA4U’s associates are the The Northwest Evaluation Association, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Teach For All and Edmodo.

 

Projects

Vocational Training: Advanced Professional Training

The Solutions and Innovation Skills MOOC offered by Zeppelin University and LLLight’n’Europe was an original social learning event for European professionals on the topic of innovation.

Runtime: October – December 2014.

Vocational Training: Corporate Training

Deutsche Telekom AG proved to be at the forefront of Corporate Innovation by offering an innovation and entrepreneurship course Magenta MOOC to 3,600 employees across divisions and countries.

Runtime: April – June 2014.

Vocational Training: Open Learning I

Goethe-Institut, the market leader in German Language instruction, offered an exemplary collaborative online learning event for anyone to participate in, entitled Managing the Arts: Marketing for Cultural Organizations.

Runtime: January – May 2015.

Academic Education: Open Learning II

Leuphana Digital School offered an open collaborative online course on the Psychology of Negotiations, which was developed as a highly focused course offering for industry leaders.

Runtime: May – August 2014.

Academic Education: Blended Learning

Leuphana Digital School conducted a one-of-a-kind week-long blended learning event for 1,500 first semester students, combining online collaboration with classroom-based learning.

Runtime: October 2014 – October 2013

Academic Education: Institute of Higher Education

Collaborative learning is becoming part of the education for teachers. Soon we will also be offering an online Master degree in Education (M.Ed.), which will be accredited under the European Qualifications Framework. Soon you can find more info here.

Runtime: launching Spring 2019

Academic Education: Online Medical Education

As a provider of online collaborative learning candena is supporting the EDU to develop an accredited online degree programme in Human Medicine (B.A). More info here

Runtime: launching October 2018

Public Programmes: Teacher Training

The OECD provided an innovative training programme for teachers world-wide, together with candena. 6,000 educators from more than 170 countries joined this unique initiative.

Runtime: March 2017 – June 2017

Public Programme: Intervention for Refugees

The German Federal Employment Agency offered a program for young migrants to empower them to studying in Germany

Runtime: January 2016 – March 2016

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