Main results

The MECCA Leonardo da Vinci pilot project (2005-07) developed the new Activity Based Training (ABT) learning environment. ABT follows the industrial production process in such a way that the students produce
a final product. ABT facilitates

  • a just-in-time on-the-job production workflow competence and knowledge transfer approach
  • a pedagogical model where theoretical training is always immediately followed by practical training
  • coordinated use of video technology
  • promotion of industrial quality assurance management designs processes where students exchange their products several times during a course.

                  

The figure illustrrates student active learning and training principles. The students receive an order (a pyramid)  from an external customer, and afterwards produce the product by dividing it in sub-componets (illustrated with boxes). During that process they will need to apply their theoretical knowledge into practise, and carry out quality assurance. 

The KA3 project EduMecca (2009-10) developed the first online Student Response System (SRS) for hand held devices (laptops, tablets and smartphones). It is designed to enhance communication and interaction in class during training sessions. TITUS uses SRS to initate discussions that are connected to production flow. 

TITUS is aiming at disseminating and raising the awareness of the new integrated blended ABT learning
environment offering flexible and sound pedagogical delivery of level specific manufacturing quality industry production process training to VET schools and SME training organizations in Romania, Italy and Norway. TITUS disseminates new methods for delivering in-company skills upgrading processes that significantly reduces the costs related to competence and knowledge transfer, and enhances production competence and know-how transfer to VET schools by use of SRS technologies. This includes:

  • Educate VET instructors as active learning and training advisers,
  • Disseminate an innovative knowledge transfer system for in-company training of personnel, delivered on a just-in-time basis without distance limitations with inclusion of online student response system.

The outcome will be

  • Dissemination of the ABT learning environment to VET schools and companies that certify VET personnel in Romania, Italy and Norway
  • Awareness rising and delivery of instructor training
  • Delivery of training courses to industry specialists
  • Seminars, conferences and exhibitions for transfer of knowledge to stakeholders in Europe 

 

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use, which may be made of the information contained therein.

SRS 2.0, PELE 1.5, Eval 1.0 and iLike 1.0 are available for use.