Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany
The information management discipline covers a wide range of topics and applications: Integrated business information systems (ERP-systems), data base management, business process management, knowledge management, conceptual modelling, business intelligence methods, calculations, programming and so on. If we want to support the university teaching with sophisticated e-learning tools, which go beyond the provision of information and learning material or simple multiple choice exercises we have to develop different tutoring tools for each subject area. Only such e-learning exercises that are specifically adapted to a subject area enable students to acquire and apply their knowledge in an individual and ambitious way. In this paper, we present e-learning tools, i.e. intelligent tutoring tools, of three different levels, that provide sophisticated e-learning exercises with as much degrees of freedom as possible during the problem solving process. After characterizing the different e- learning systems and analyzing their opportunities and limitations, we will focus on a tool for the data base language SQL. This tool is used at the University of Dortmund since several years in two different lectures for bachelor as well as for master degree. Evaluations of the tool’s usage in lectures show significant improvements in the understanding of SQL and the final grading.
E-Learning, Management Training, Information Management, Tutoring Tools, E- Learning Tools, SQL Tutorial