Welcome to DigiLernPro,

the research project about semi-automatically-generated digital learning scenarios for supporting employees in the industrial production.

Project Description

To ensure the international competitiveness of the German industry it is important to increase productivity, flexibility and quality in production. An essential factor for this is to have well-trained employees, getting machinery quickly into operation, converting machinery if necessary, trouble-shooting any technical glitches as fast as possible and having enough knowledge about the entire process of product manufacturing to meet decisions relating to quality assurance.

The complexity of business processes is steadily increasing. This requires advanced skills and competence or the ability to acquire these skills on the job. DigiLernPro supports this need with a software that enables generating learning scenarios based on different digital media to make new ways of ‘training-on-the-job’ possible. The learning scenarios (mini lessons, also called ‘Learning Nuggets’) are created by competent staff in the operation.

DigiLernPro addresses the need to better integrate vocational training in the work processes and work situations by the use of digital media. With this lifelong learning is linked to the professional activity and acquired skills used in the business processes. Furthermore DigiLernPro addresses the apprenticeship and promotes, among other things, the development of self-learning skills of the trainees.

DigiLernPro is funded by the German BMBF program ‘Digitale Medien in der beruflichen Bildung ‘.

Partner

Festo Learning Centre Saar

Whether for seminars, for training courses and consulting or for e-learning: not only the Festo Group benefits from the wide range of educational offers at the Festo Learning Centre Saar, but external companies as well. The Festo Learning Centre Saar has many years of experience in the context of competence management and developing strategies to meet challenges in the operating implementation

Brabant & Lehnert Tool & Device Engineering Company

The Brabant & Lehnert GmbH designs and manufactures complex jigs and tools especially for the automotive industry. Due to the connection between design and manufacturing, the enterprise offers complete solutions from one source, characterized by a maximum of individuality.
As a user of highly complex and linked production machinery, the company is increasingly confronted with the problem of the fast technologization of work processes, intensified by the difficulty of skilled labour shortages. Consequently, for B&L new training methods are in urgent need.
In the context of a real production environment, the company offers the possibility to evaluate project results and to ascertain the demand for the developed media and tools.

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence

The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) GmbH is one of the largest non-profit contract research institutes in the field of innovative software technology based on AI methods. DFKI is focusing on the complete cycle of innovation - from world-class basic research and technology development through leading-edge demonstrators and prototypes to product functions and commercialization. Research and development projects are conducted in ten research departments, ten competence centers and five living labs. DFKI enjoys an excellent reputation for its quality of research and innovation. The Competence Centre EdTec (Educational Technology Lab) is dedicated to the support of education and qualification processes of (pre-) school, academic and vocational education and training through innovative software technologies at the interface of educational, organizational and technological development. The focus of the application-oriented research, development and consulting lies on technologies that intelligently adapt and adjust learning environments and learning materials to the individual students and their learning objective. EdTec has been involved in and led a good number of collaborative projects in the fields of e-Learning (e.g., eContentplus’s MathBridge, FP7’s Metafora, FP7 People’s ISASLC, Tempus’s MetaMath and MathGeAr, INTERREG’s Interlingua, ERDF’s Kompetenzbrücken mit e-Learning etc.), mobile learning (e.g., MoLe US Navy), and collaborative learning (e.g., AdaptErrEx, LASAD).

Institute for Information Management Bremen GmbH (ifib)

The Institute for Information Management Bremen is a not-for-profit research institute at the University of Bremen. Our main research focus is on the organisation, management and use of information technologies in public administrations, in schools and universities as well as in work-related contexts. The scope of our work comprises the development of information systems starting from user needs, intra- and inter-organisational IT- and change management as well as user-centred evaluation. We have a high research profile in media and ICT literacy as well as in e-government research. We adopt an interdisciplinary qualitative and quantitative research approach with high emphasis on the contexts in which IT has to be embedded. We also combine research and research transfer as we are convinced that relevant insights into socio-technical and organisational challenges can only be gained if researchers can also assume an active role in their projects.

Chair of Production Systems, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

The Chair of Production Systems (LPS) of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) researches in both basic and application projects within the research fields product automation, product management and product service. The LPS has already participated as a consortium partner within different joint projects. Since 2009, the LPS runs the Learning Factory for a build to order production as well as industrial trainings. The LPS Learning Factory produces customised orders for SME-customers through the use of conventional machines, modern NC or CNC machines with the help of LPS’s technicians (cutting machine operators). The SME example is also used for evaluating both research results and realistic trainings. Furthermore, it is used for practical trainings in the fields of process optimisation, resource efficiency as well as management and organisation of work within the university education program. Since 2011, within the framework of the “Institut für Wertschöpfungsexzellenz (IWEX)”, the LPS Learning Factory also trains industrial participants in the field of process optimisation. Due to research results in the resource efficiency field, a training concept on the topic resource efficiency has been developed with the help of both various industrial partners (for instance Schneider Electric, MPDV, etc.) and the VDMA. In addition, the Learning Factory is both a part of the “Initiative on European Learning Factories” and in an international exchange with other learning factories. The LPS will prospectively deal with the development and usage of digital media and tools in the Learning Factory, the sensitisation of workers as well as it will deal with the structure formation, the integration and the organisational implementation. Therefore, the SME structure of the Learning Factory can be used as an evaluation field within the joint project.

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