Title Cloud services for e-Learning in Mechatronics technology
Project Number 518656-LLP-1-2011-1-UK-LEONARDO-LMP
Project Type Development of Innovation
Country EU-Centralised Projects
Marketing Text CLEM project is the first step to fulfil the vision of establishing “a global Mechatronics technology in VET knowledge repository for exchange and sharing”. So, the aims of this project is to design and develop an infrastructure for e-Leaning that can continue training of VET teachers in Mechatronics technology and a systematic framework that VET teaching and training systems and materials can be streamlined and shared. Consequently, the VET teachers and trainers can gain efficient and effective supports in obtaining the knowledge, designing and preparing their courses and teaching materials, and cooperating with colleagues over Internet via cloud services.
Summary This project deals with mechatronics and addresses the EU need to update knowledge, to share experience and to develop web and cloud based solutions for teachers/trainers/teacher students and companies in the engineering sector.
The CLEM project is to develop an e-Learning system based on cloud services and effective teaching materials and procedures to improve VET teacher training in mechatronics technology. CLEM involves multidisciplinary teams from design and operation levels. The project will be divided into 7 work packages which are designed to achieve the following objectives:
O1 Concept modelling for VET teacher training in Mechatronics technology
This objective is to capture and analyse the requirements for VET teacher training in Mechatronics technology and translate them into tangible approaches and tools. This will include the following sub-objectives:
O1.1 Production of a Methodological Manual for Cooperation
This objective is to build a network model for ensuring VET teachers' internationalisation and a capacity assessment of innovative methods for continual assessment of engineering knowledge and skills.
O1.2. Design of Rapid Course Development Tutorial
This objective is to enhance the generic skills and opportunities of VET staff to develop high-quality courses.
O1.3 Development of Innovation Cluster and VET course
This is specifically dedicated to the aspect of “transferability of innovation” in the sector.
O2 Development of infrastructure
The documents and materials will be translated into forms that can be processed by computer programs.
O2.1 Design and development of e-Learning infrastructure in Cloud
This objective allows the teaching materials and systems to be accessible and sharable via the cloud and service technologies.
O2.2 Implementation of Online Learning Modules and Interactive Learning Resources and Tools
The tools will be developed to improve the sectoral competences of the people involved
O3 Dissemination and exploitation of results
The Dissemination of findings to the range of audiences relevant to the project, including teachers, trainers, and policy decision-makers will be determined. Exploitation plans will be generated for consortia partners detailing next steps using CLEM outputs for future academic, commercial and municipal activities.
O4. Quality Assurance
A quality assurance plan and indicators to measure the quality will be established.
Open and distance learning
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
Information and Communication
open and distance learning
This products of this project will include reports and software systems to support new teaching methods. The followings list the main outcomes of this project.
A Innovation Stimulation model which is used for the development of concepts for learning communities and inter-site collaboration in Europe, and with a special focus on Eastern Europe in the area of mechatronics/industrial engineering.
A Methodological Manual of Best Practices for Cooperation which will support VET practitioners and VET stakeholders with updated know-how about networking models for ensuring VET teachers' internationalisation.
e-Learning infrastructure in Cloud which provides a facility to enable teaching materials and systems to be accessible and sharable via cloud and service technologies.
Collaboration tools, the produced technological infrastructure and the learning contents which can be used to run pilot course modules.