Title Integrated physics approach to robotics designed laboratory
Project Number 2011-1-HR1-LEO05-00828
Product 2 Questionnaire on needs analyses
Title 2 Questionnaire on needs analyses
Product Type procedure for the analysis and prognosis of the vocational training requirement
Marketing Text All partners already participated in needs analyses during preparation of the proposal through consultancy with selected schools representatives in their countries. Principal Partner took the results of these versatile questionnaires, tests and evaluation into consideration.
Description All partners have been also informed about ComLab achievements so rough idea about needed resources was on the air. First determination of needed objects (laboratory equipment, controllers, computers, course material, lab exercises and applications, software, etc.) happened during first kick-off meeting in Ljubljana. Slovenian partner P1 has nice ability to show other, in live, their hardware and software solutions. So everyone has ability to decide the content of their new questionnaires and tests. All partners promised to carry out interviews with the teachers at the target schools. Even during the first consortium meeting it was clear that simple surveys can’t solve all dilemmas related to complex robotics subjects. So we decided that questionnaires usage will be limited only to cases with very clear dilemmas where opposite looking solutions appears.
Target group Teachers, Trainers
Our needs analysis work comes with conclusion/compromises respecting our procedures and courses:
1. We will use open hardware as a base for our robotics courses, consistent with already well tested P1 controller board.
2. We will use open software without prejudice especially if it meets our needs. Teachers can in principle choose freeware alternatives if they exists
3. A plenty of available paper education materials produced by Slovenian partners requires certain minimization. Main task of our project is not merely to cover the subjects of electronics and robotics with instructions/cookbooks but with a minimal version of it, reducing printed material enough to start individual work and exploration of subjects in electronics and robotics almost instantly.
4. Laboratory work has no alternative (like long lecturing, and pre knowledge requirements)
5. We will try to work with advanced level electronics and robotics in parallel for more expert population. In advanced courses even commercial software and hardware is allowed if that improves local school competences on global market.
Area of application Education, Preparatory activities