PsyCris presented at ISCRAM 2015 International Conference in Norway


In the track „Community Engagement”, which is chaired by Zeno Franco (University of Wisconsin, USA) and Tine Adler (LMU, Munich), PsyCris presented a short paper on “First Steps in the Development of an Internet-based Learning Platform for Strategic Crisis Managers”.

Based on interviews with European crisis managers and other stakeholders, PsyCris identified specific learning requirements regarding psycho-social support in disaster management. The process of developing a learning environment specifically for disaster managers with strategic responsibilities was outlined. Focusing on competence development, the underlying concept emphasizes peer-like exchanges and self-directed learning rather than passive, externally organized training methods. For that purpose a web-based learning platform is being developed in combination with competence development modules tailored to the needs of crisis managers. The envisioned learning platform “PsyCris PPP Platform” utilizes blended learning and social learning concepts and technologies to facilitate knowledge building, adapted and customized to the needs of the crisis managers. End-user requirements are constantly assessed in order to generate up-to-date content while considering the wider EU-context.

The proceedings of the conference can be found here.

View and download the full article here.


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