Video conferences in the form of webinars and online meetings are an indispensable part of today's online communication. They are gaining in significance because they are contemporary, eco-friendly and a genuine alternative to traditional seminars - especially where smaller learning units or specific pieces of knowledge are concerned.
The DKE uses this method of instruction and has been offering its own webinars since 2015. This is also in response to the requests and suggestions of young standardization experts (Next Generation DKE) and the VDE Young Professionals.
The objectives of the DKE webinars include:
- Target group-oriented treatment of VDE standardization topics
- Sharing knowledge about, and arousing interest in, standardization
- Raising the appeal of standardization among young engineers
- Providing specialist know-how for members in an easily digestible form.
As an online communication strategy element, webinars provide easy access to exciting topics and projects. The DKE webinars offer valuable expert knowledge on the chosen topic. Participants are also given an opportunity to ask questions in the chatroom during the recording, which are then answered immediately afterwards. Recordings of the webinars represent further added value, because they can then be watched almost anywhere at a later time. In addition, the "Like" and "Share" functions extend the reach of the information, as they give everyone the opportunity to see the videos on YouTube.
High acceptance levels were noted right from the five-part introductory seminar for standardization experts. Shortly after the announcements were made for the webinars 654 registrations were made. In the period from July to December 2015 more than 18,000 minutes of webinar video footage were watched (> 12 days).
The recordings can be found in the DKE Webithek on our website and can be accessed from there.