Courses are meant for learners without prior knowledge and offer a step-by-step introduction. They contain small portions of theory mixed with applications or exercises and are led by an overarching didactical idea. The structure and volume of a course corresponds to one teaching lesson.


  1. Simple formulation without multi-clause sentences

  2. Address the reader informally

  3. Important terms are linked to corresponding articles


A course consists of multiple course-pages.

Part 1: First course page

The first course page contains a short summary or learning goal, necessary prior knowledge with links to corresponding learning material and the estimated time for completing the course.

Part 2: Motivation

The motivation is meant to arouse the learner's interest. Furthermore, an application can show where the topic of the course is useful in real life.

Part 3: Theory and application

This is the core of the course where each theory page is followed by one with applications / exercises. On course pages with applications you can show one example in detail and others are embedded via injection. Try to keep theory course pages as short as possible. If several course pages form one unit, use the notation ("1/x").

Part 4: Summary

Summarize the core aspects of this course and link advanced learning materials.

Part 5: Test (optional)

You can check the learner's understanding with interactive exercises.

Part 6: References

If you have used external sources then include them here.


  • List all external sources that you have used and evaluate them critically.

  • Sort your references alphabetically.

  • List literature references first and then the sources of images.

Look at our guidelines concerning References for the style.