Pedagogical engineering

E-learning is not just making usual course material available on the web.

The pedagogical approach needs to be fundamentally redesigned for a successful e-learning.

A specific pedagogical engineering competence is necessary to interface trainers and IT managers & tools.

ViaSyst developed a high-level expertise in e-learning pedagogy, based on the following principles:


  • Trainees need to be involved, supported, accompanied
  • Tutors need to be coached to efficiently dematerialise courses (e-learning is not about putting filmed lectures and written course material on the web)
  • Coaching tutors and shaping IT platforms according to the pedagogical objectives is a very specific essential competence – in which ViaSyst specialised

Users’ objectives

The ViaSyst e-learning solutions address the following users’ objectives:


  • Harmonise training material & level on all sites
  • Personalise trainings according to the company/group specificities
  • Spread out in real time any update or improvement brought
  • Integrate and coordinate training tools for all personal levels (management, foreman, operator)
  • Control and harmonise initial training of temporary workers
  • Flexibilise training access (individual – group; intra – extra; spot – plan)
  • Have available tools allowing repeat or complementary training at any time
  • Trace and ensure individual follow-up of attended training and acquired level

Case study: e-learning for basic operators

For addressing operators with little or no education / skills, ViaSyst developed a tailored innovative pedagogical approach: the self-formative quiz.

Typical pedagogical scenario of a question:

  • Introduction with a picture, a mini-video, and / or a voice
  • Simple and intuitive answer choices, with one or more possible correct answers
  • Immediate display of results and correct answer(s)
  • Posting a comment (text, picture, video or voice) in addition to the answer
  • Proceed to the next question

Benefits – Advantages of the self-formative quiz:


For the trainee:

  • Active involvement
  • Personalised rhythm
  • Repeat possibility
  • Just in time availability
  • Superior outcome / acquisition

For the company:

  • Concrete & immediate transposition
  • Ready to use forms & methods
  • Repeat possibility
  • Harmonisation (existing, new temporary collaborator)
  • Just in time availability
  • Productivity: shorter absence, transposition
  • Knowledge survey & follow-up
  • Costs saving (travel & accommodation)



ViaSyst is not a common IT company. ViaSyst has been founded and is managed by its 2 unique shareholders which have following background: :
management system (mostly ISO) audit & certification (own CB from 1998 to 2015), scheme management (GFSI benchmarked), standardisation (ISO 9001 & 22000 families), and training. Thus, ViaSyst, with an efficient team, is in an ideal situation to assist scheme owners to analyse data and target investigations – and/or to develop training modules.


ViaSyst has a wide validated experience and leadership in e-learning pedagogy, developed since 2000. According to the pedagogical objectives and approaches, ViaSyst develops adapted e-learning platforms.

Thus, ViaSyst can assist you as a scheme owner to design, develop and deploy training modules for your scheme users, e.g. CBs, auditors, CB super-users, major stakeholders.


Auditor competence is a burning issue. The furthermore at scheme owner’s level, with multiple CBs involved, in multiple countries.

ViaSyst has both experience and a remote competence assessment platform to put auditor’s competence under control, at a global scheme level.

This is a typical example of what kind of partnership ViaSyst is aiming to develop with scheme owners over the time.