At the IMR (predecessor institute of the AMT), extensive reprints were prepared for many courses and made available to the students as a learning aid. However, it is precisely because of their scope that these are often not adapted to individual learning behaviour and individual exam preparations. The aim of the DIUM project was to make the reprints more flexible so that they can be used as an interactive reference work. For this purpose, reprints were divided into recurring fields of knowledge, so-called topics.
A mechanical reprint contains, for example, topics such as definitions, application examples or calculation bases. The student can sort these topics individually by mouse click or by a keyword search. It is thus possible to adapt the script to the individual learning techniques of the students. Similar to the Wikipedia principle, important keywords are linked accordingly in order to create a better overall understanding of the learning material. An HTML 5-based structure of the reprint makes it possible to integrate interactive media such as videos or podcasts into the reprint.
In order to integrate the students into the improvement of the reprint, an online comment function was added, which allows the students to formulate targeted comments and questions on each topic. You can also attach photos, videos or other materials to each topic to help you understand the subject matter. In this way, an improvement of the transfer pressure and a performance improvement of the students is made possible in the long run.