Curriculum I4.0 receives award
If you want to be fit for Industry 4.0, you need a plan. The I4.0 curriculum combines a wide variety of learning paths that Festo Didactic has developed for training and continued education in an industrial context, such as for the profession of the mechatronics engineer. Festo Didactic’s flexible learning also enables people in professional life to keep pace with rapid technological developments for continued learning throughout their careers .The Curriculum I4.0 has been recognized with the “eLearning Innovation 2022” award from “eLearning Journal”.
Artificial intelligence, big data, cyber security, or predictive maintenance - while these terms were only familiar to insiders a few years ago, many professionals in the industrial environment now encounter them daily in the age of digitalisation. Every day brings a gain in knowledge. This knowledge can be acquired by trainees, but also by people who have been active in their profession for a longer period, to stay up to date. That is why Festo Didactic has developed the I4.0 curriculum - together with experts from research and teaching as well as practitioners from technical training. These modularly structured learning paths for topics of digitalisation consist of small learning units packaged in new digital formats and geared to concrete job profiles in the context of Industry 4.0. This approach was so impressive to the jury of the eLearning Award that they awarded the special award “eLearning Innovation 2022” to Festo Didactic. “The Curriculum I4.0 paves the way to the future Industry 4.0”, as it says in the laudation.
“It is important to us that we inspire current and future specialists for complex topics with the content of the curriculum,” says Dr Sandra Funk, product manager at Festo Didactic. “We have to think both parts - learning concept and learning infrastructure - together in order to successfully involve all people in companies in the transformation process,” says Barbara Bückle, Head of Industrial Workforce Development at Festo Didactic and Klaus Zimmermann, Managing Director Lernzentrum Saar.
Focus on learning experiences
Digitalisation is shaping not only learning content, but also learning processes. The development of individual learning paths ensures that content is tailored to the needs of the learner. In addition, simulation software reinforces these impressions for learners. In the future, the I4.0 curriculum will be mapped on the Festo LX (Festo Learning Experience) online learning portal from Festo Didactic. The entire qualification plan can then be accessed regardless of location and time. Online content and hands-on training are seamlessly integrated. This combination is the decisive factor for learning success, especially in technical education and training.
Festo Didactic is a leading provider of technical training and further education. The product and service portfolio offers customers integrated educational solutions in industrial automation topics. The wide range of products and services reaches vocational schools and universities, research centers and industrial customers. Festo Didactic is part of the globally oriented, independent family-owned company Festo with headquarters in Esslingen a. N., Germany. The 808 employees of Festo Didactic in 61 Festo national companies generated sales of EUR 143 million with 56,000 customers in 2020.