The learning requirements of employed people must be met by allowing the study process to be independent of time and place and integrating e-learning as well as mobile learning technologies.

The (media) didactical and instructional design of continuing, extra-occupational education programmes need to suit the requirements of adult learners. The process of granting credit for work-related competencies must be broad and qualitative so that the programme ties in directly with the participant’s level of knowledge and builds on their level of competence. The joint project follows the goal of successfully placing the continuing education programmes of German universities on the global market of continuing education. The network adheres to the following structure:

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The concepts of the programmes, currently in development, are specifically aimed at non-traditional groups of students:
Future leaders and highly skilled workers that wish to engage in extra-occupational study while working,
highly-skilled workers with family obligations,
people returning to the job market, or prior graduates of bachelor’s programmes seeking a master’s degree after having gathered professional experience.
Internet-based programmes and blended learning designs also aid in attracting foreign students.
Accreditation of prior learning leads to permeability of the study programmes while raising mobility and freedom for students.