Title E-Learning Education and Continuing Training to Electronics Assembling Technology – ELECT2EAT
Project Number LLP-LdV-TOI-2007-HU-016
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
E-Learning Education and Continuing Training to Electronics Assembling Technology (Elect2eat) is a granted project for 2008-2009, in the frame of Leonardo da Vinci, Transfer of Innovation Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission. The e-learning system is the product of a multinational academic team from Hungary, Romania and Slovakia. Other consortium members are training centers, an industrial association and a technical school.
The following three course modules of the Electronics Assembling Program can be accessed at the elect2eat.eu website:
1) Components and Printed Circuit Boards (transferred by BME-ETT) with 13 ETEs (Elementary Teaching Entities),
2) Design for Manufacturing (by UPB-CETTI) with 15 ETEs and
3) Assembling and Test Technologies with 22 ETEs (by BME-ETT).
Each slide contains a navigation bar, which provides access to explanatory texts and non-textual contents of a picture gallery, audios, videos, movies, animations, Internet links, a glossary and, additionally, to tutor’s contact. The Virtual Factory, built up in the frame of the project, can be visited in line with the courses, in order to get a more practical impression on the assembling process. A unique self-assessment tool was also created, as part of the learning system. All courses are available in English and in the native languages of the team members in order to reach wider audience based on the multi-lingual feature.
The rapid development of microelectronics devices and their assembling technologies is accompanied by the dramatic change of the knowledge required from all technical personnel (engineers, technicians, skilled or even unskilled workers) employed in this field.
The main aims and objectives of the projects are to adapt and integrate the innovative content and results already existing at some universities of Central East European region acquired partly from previous Leonardo da Vinci Projects and partly from other innovative projects into a public, multi-lingual training system.
There are three kinds of partners in the project:
• Receiving Partners (training centers, industrial associations and schools), whose tasks are to identify and analyze targeted user requirements, select the innovative content to meet these requirements and make the training system feasible;
• Providing Partners (universities), who update, transfer, integrate and adapt their innovative training content to an e-learning system, including a virtual factory, meeting the identified national and regional requirements with socio-cultural and linguistic contexts;
• Consultant (a skilled pedagogic knowledge centre), who is requested to advise advanced methods and control the process of innovation transfer.
The most important tangible outcomes will be that the training centers, industrial associations and schools, who participate as partners in the project, will be able to provide the self-learning web-based courses for all people of the region who are seeking for jobs in this field or are interested in continuing or convergence education for any other reasons.
The most important impact of the application of the e-learning system will be on the living standard and general happiness of the people, who will be able to acquire a good knowledge, high skill and strong courage to apply for and obtain good jobs for the benefit of their families and the enterprises as well.
The main aims and objectives of the project are to adapt and integrate the innovative content and results already exist at some universities of the CEE region into a public, multi-lingual (ENG, HUN, RUM, SLK) training system.
By content, the training system aims at the electronics industry, including manufacturers of electrical machinery and apparatus (NACE 31); of radio, television and communication equipment and apparatus (NACE 32); and of medical, precision and optical instruments (NACE 33).
By methodology, E-learning (or web-based distance) learning with the following features is considered to be the right solution:
• on-demand web cast courses with on-line consultation possibility;
• virtual factory, where the operation of the equipment and the processes can be studied and used in a virtual environment;
• volitional control of learning by the students, as well as, on-line certified examination possibility.
By the transfer of innovative learning materials and integration in an advanced e-learning system, the prior field, i.e. the quality of the vocational education training (VET) and practices will be improved.
The ELECT2EAT VAT system will support:
• participants in the acquisition and the use of knowledge, skills and qualifications to facilitate personal development, employability and participation in the labor market Europe-wide;
• training centers, vocational education schools, institutions, associations, enterprises in providing high quality, innovative e-learning courses and practices through the web;
• the enhancement of the attractiveness of vocational education and training; and
• the mobility of employers and individuals as well as of working trainees.
Open and distance learning
Recognition, transparency, certification
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
Information and Communication
material for open learning
procedure for the analysis and prognosis of the vocational training requirement
transparency and certification
program or curricula
open and distance learning
The expected results of the transfer of innovation appear in the form of three tangible products and in an impact analysis report.
R1. The Virtual EMS Factory, the virtualized, web-based version of the equipment, their parameters and operation principles, and the processes, which are now used in a typical Electronics Manufacturing Service Factory.
R2. EAT e-learning program with three modules (Components and Printed Circuit Boards; Design for Manufacturing, and Assembling and Test Technologies) of the most important topics of Electronics Assembling Technology. Each module is a specific web-cast with free navigation possibility, and access to more written and oral explanations, movies and videos, a photo library, self-assessment possibility, etc.
R3. EAT Certified Assessment Option is a new initiative to use the self-assessment tools of ‘definition matching quiz’ and ‘picture matching quiz’ of the e-learning program to examine the knowledge of the trainee.
R4. Statistics of indicators and impact factors will be a report on the continuous monitoring of the progress of the innovation transfer and the application of the products.