The CASUS Authoring System is user-friendly allowing for quick creation of case studies enabling the author to concentrate on the course content versus the mechanics of the software; and the varying design possibilities provide for a professional presentation.
Authoring in CASUS is quick and effective allowing for ease of operation. When we developed CASUS, one of our priorities was to enable both inexperienced and experienced Internet users to use all authoring functions immediately. Our authoring system design follows generally known functions closely eliminating the need for extended training time.
One of the strengths of CASUS is the smooth integration of multimedia elements; such as, graphics, photos, and films. In principle, all electronic documents can be included in a CASUS case with multimedia elements integrated with a simple mouse-click.
The CASUS Authoring System offers interactive elements* authors can easily create in cases without having programming experience. In addition to the many standardized interactive elements, specific expert comments can be embedded in cases adding pedagogical value.
* Interactive elements include a wide range of question and answer types, references, hyperlinks, and many more.
Specialized E-Teaching Module
Unique to CASUS is its specially developed E-teaching module enabling student/teacher contact, thus providing the possibility for a direct dialogue as well as a quick overview of students’ performance and motivation.
Methodological Didactic Approach
We, at Instruct AG, recognize E-learning is a different way for students to learn. As a result, we have invested time and expertise in creating an authoring system that serves as the best possible base for didactically effective knowledge transfer. The design of the CASUS software structure and its creation tools force the creation of E-learning cases that are methodological and didactical thus allowing authors to focus more on content than its software integration generating professional, useful cases.
Our expert knowledge is at your disposal. We can help you with the content component in the E-learning environment. Attend one of our didactics seminars or arrange for an individual training.
A Wide Range of Question and Answer Types
Because we know question and answer variations are an essential component of didactical case creation and processing, CASUS offers a number of question and answer types. CASUS, matched by few software suppliers in today’s market, provides the largest possible bandwidth in order to choose the most effective question type suitable for each learning target.
Special “Concept Mapping” Tool
In order to respond to the extensive demand of the medical sector, we implemented a task type which is currently unmatched: “Concept Mapping” for the support of differential-diagnostic hypothesis creation, improving diagnosis quality by a two-dimensional display of concepts and their relations. By structuring knowledge and through the more intense examination of individual concepts and their interrelations, learning efficiency is increased and knowledge gaps are more easily recognized.
In order to display the elaborate knowledge of interrelations within a specific field, the Concept Mapping tool is also a first-class option for other fields.
Publishing with CASUS
CASUS provides opportunity for you to enjoy the benefits of publishing professionally. Professional reviews of your CASUS case serve to monitor the quality of your case and present opportunity to obtain an official reference for your work. At Instruct AG, we understand the importance of professional publications for scientists and we also assist you in obtaining the necessary identification numbers (ISBN) for your publication.