The founder and the team

The founder and the team

Our goal: Digitize didactics

Different people, one goal - revolutionizing digital education. What it takes? A passionate university professor, an experienced technology expert, a creative mind and someone who keeps an eye on the big picture. And not to forget: plenty of students.


Thanks to the bundled competencies, the vision could become reality.

Prof. Dr. Thorsten Bonne
Co-Founder

Thorsten Bonne ist Professor für BWL im Fachbereich Informatik an der Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg und seit vielen Jahren Experte im E-Learning-Bereich.

Prof. Dr. Goodarz Mahbobi
Co-Founder

Gründer und Geschäftsführer von axxessio aus Bonn und maßgeblich an der technischen Entwicklung des Tolino beteiligt.

Olaf Hinz
Co-Founder

Der studierte Designer, Gründer und Geschäftsführer von buntebrause aus Köln und Vater zweier Söhne bringt die Erfahrung zahlreicher Marken- und Online-Launches mit.

Jörg Stirnberg
Co-Founder

Gründer und Geschäftsführer von buntebrause aus Köln. Als erfahrener Business Developer weiß er, wie man komplexe Prozesse und Produkte erfolgreich am Markt positioniert.

Vom E-Learning Prototyp zur Erfolgsstory

Thorsten Bonne has been dealing with the topic of e-learning for years. The problem he recognizes at some point: the didactic possibilities are not being optimally exploited. Textbooks and content are merely squeezed into a digital form.


The resulting question:

What must a didactically useful eBook be able to do in order to simplify learning and improve grades?

Bonne is close to its students - always has been. In this case, an advantage for everyone. Because of course no one knows better what students need to learn than students themselves. That's why they are involved in the development and sometimes even write their bachelor's theses on topics related to e-learning. They philosophize, discuss and design at joint meetings.

"Digitization has arrived in everyday working life, and it actually offers students so many opportunities. The only thing that is lacking is suitable solutions. That's exactly what we want to change with Litello!"

It quickly becomes clear that texts are still the leading medium for learning. Following the didactics of classroom teaching, however, these should never take up more than 20 minutes of attention. At this point, a change of media proves to be useful.

The idea of Litello goes even further. Students should be able to check and compare themselves as well as take their learning groups home digitally. All this, and much more, came about during the development period. By lecturers with students - and in the end implemented with technically skilled and creative minds.

The result: All's well that ends well.