Strategy and Tactic

Philipp and Julian Autenrieth: "The best tactic and strategy decide the outcome, while the boat and the conditions are more or less the same for everyone.  Whoever can make the best out of these conditions, wins."


Award eureleA 2012


"Your project has been voted: Best Media Didactic. Out of more than 60 applicants, Tactical Sailing is winner of the European Award for Technology Supported Learning - eureleA 2012!" This good news came in on 31.01.2012. Sailors would say: "We got Gold Medal!"

Prof. Dr. Peter A. Henning in his speech:

Tactical Sailing Team

Prof. Henning gave a speech in honor of the Tactical Sailing Project:" This Tactic- and Strategy Game introduce a complete sequence of a sailing regatta. Beginners are guided gentle into first steps of sailing. A Tool-Box for Coaches and integrated tutorial elements are also part of this excellent didactical approach as a "Serious Game", beside a very good technical solution with realistic modeling of wind and waves. The jury of eureleA 2012 voted, that Tactical Sailing is therefore a "Best Practice Example" of game based learning. The jury wishes that the same kind of compelling content with its complexity will arise in many more products. The jury awards the prize of "eureleA 2012" in the category "Best Media Didactic" to the Tactical Sailing project.

The eureleA - European Award for Technology Supported Learning - is a contest to identify outstanding projects from the whole spectrum of technology supported learning and teaching. Since 2004 the winners of the eureleA have been made well known to the community as best practice examples.

Prof. Dr. Peter A. Henning - Head of Jury

Prof. Dr. Peter A. Henning

"... whenever we play, we learn too, it is part of our evolution."

1998: Appointed Professor of Computer Science and Multimedia in the Faculty for Computer Science at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, where he assumed responsibility for the first German Master program in Computer Science.
2006: Founding Director of the Institute for Computers in Education, primarily concerned with the implementation of newer media in teaching and e-learning.
One of the important activities of this institute is the European Award for Technology Supported Learning (eureleA), which has been distinguishing the best projects in this field Europe-wide since 2004, and whose president is Prof. Dr. Henning.
2007 Named "2007 Professor of the Year" by the student magazine UNICUM in the category “Engineering and Computer Science.”
2010 Together with Sünne Eichler, took over the scientific management of LERARNTEC, a international trade fair for technologically supported learning.

The Story of eureleA

In the first decade of our century, eLearning has established itself as a educational paradigm throughout industry, administration and universities.
Currently most educational concepts are directed towards a second change, characterised by the integration of computers in mainstream learning, playing and business processes. Therefore, technologicallly supported knowledge management and talent management, collaborative training environments and social network communication are in great demand.
In response to this development we have called into life the European Award for Technology Supported Learning, which seeks outstanding projects and makes them public as Best Practice Examples. See more information at: eureleA 2012 .

The "eureleA" knot

The eureleA knot symbolizes the achievement of tieing complex ideas into a single solution, thereby representing a paradigm of eLearning systems.
The eureleA knot is also a symbol for the process of learning with computer support. By following the presentation of an eLearning system at his own pace, a learner may unwind the knot again. Thus he may reconstruct the complex ideas tied into the single solution in his own mind.
For the eureleA we have materialized this idea of complexity wound into a single objec.
The young computer artist Daniela Michalache from Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences has designed our figure. A computerized machine has then cut these knots from a single massive block of aluminum - an act of research itself, using hardware and software of the latest design to materialize the ideas of man.
The eureleA knot is therefore also a symbol for the paradigm of eureleA itself: To give momentum to the development of innovative educational technology and electronic learning systems on an international scale.

Vitero - Partner of eureleA

Vitero ist Partner of eureleA and as such supported the award. Anne Rickert passed over a voucher of consultancy to the Tactical Sailing Team as they were honored for the project.

"vitero stands for virtual team room. vitero is a software that allows to hold effective virtual meetings, live e-learning sessions and e-business live communication under realworld conditions. With its custom-fit and tailor-made solutions the Fraunhofer spin-off vitero GmbH is currently one of the most comprehensive product and service providers for synchronous, web-based communication, e.g.web conferencing, live e-learning, desktop sharing, language learning and teletherapeutic methods. for more informetion see: .