Title Automatization, Robotization for a new Reindustrialisated Europe
Project Number 2013-1-PL1-LEO05-37568
Product Public Report on Manufacturing SMEs Requirements with respect to Training of Automation & Robotisation
Title Public Report on Manufacturing SMEs Requirements with respect to Training of Automation & Robotisation
Product Type others
Marketing Text The purpose of this Report is to walk SMEs through the various factors (encompassing these eight dimensions) important to adopting open, flexible and distributed learning environments. It contains many practical items that it is possible to use as review criteria that learners should expect. Items in the checklist encompass the critical dimensions of an e-learning environment, including pedagogical, technological, interface design, evaluation, management, resource support, ethical, and institutional.
SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) represent 99% of all businesses in Europe and account in average for more 60% of the employment and turnover figures. (European Small Business Survey, 2012). However only 24% of SMEs provide vocational education and training compared to 80% of large enterprises (employing over 250 people). SMEs play a key role in generating employment and creating economic wealth, but skill deficiencies in SMEs are adversely affecting their ability to reach their growth potential. By their very nature, SMEs are small, constrained by time and budget and reluctant to engage in learning/training programmes.
Therefore the purpose of research projects such as ARIALE is to investigate how SMEs can be engaged in appropriate learning interventions to address this major challenge in the automation and robotics fields.
Initial studies on SMEs can be traced only as far back as the 1960s. These organizations were largely ignored for a long time, until the emergence of several reports, which focused on highlighting the significant contribution of SMEs for the European economic development. Since then, research in small business has grown steadily, examining different perspectives concerning to SMEs and their inside environments.
Target group General audience
Result FILE: ARIALE-R7-Public Report on Manufacturing SMEs-xx.pgf
Area of application
Who can benefit from this Report? A wide range of professionals can use this document to understand benefits and issues:
• Instructors can use the suggestions in this Report to develop courses for SMEs such as distance education, e-learning, blended learning, online education, Web-based instruction, distributed learning, educational technology, instructional technology, corporate training, etc.
• Instructors, teachers, trainers, training managers, distance education specialists, e-learning specialists, virtual education specialists, e-learning project managers, instructional designers, corporate education specialists, human resources specialists, media specialists, webmasters, writers/editors and technical support staff can use this Report to plan, design, evaluate, and implement e-learning and blended learning modules, courses, and programs for SMEs.
• Virtual/corporate training designers can use this Report to plan, design, evaluate, and implement corporate/virtual courses.
• Consultants, human resources managers, higher education administrators, department of education staff, ministry of education staff, virtual and corporate university administrators can use this Report to develop strategic plans for designing, evaluating and implementing e-learning initiatives.
• Providers of e-learning (consulting companies, universities, training organizations and other institutions) can use this Report to understand the level of services that SMEs learners expect in e-learning.
• Accrediting agencies can use this Report to review whether e-learning providers provide high-quality instruction and good support services that SMEs learners must have. Department of education and ministry of education staff can use this document to develop criteria for new grant initiatives for e-learning related projects.