Twenty-two professionals from the different companies that make up the whole project gathered at a technical meeting for the TELL ME project that was held on April 16 and 17 at the German city of Münchberg. Main topics included a visit to German textile company, and TELL ME partner, Profitex, and its associated companies, a kick off meeting for the project components related to the real-virtual worlds interoperability infrastructure, multimedia learning, and human centric industrial workplaces. Presentations and discussions affecting the user requirements and business validation, and the alignment of architecture, integration and testing with the methodology being created about creativity and learning, were also addressed.
The Furniture, Wood and Packaging Technology Institute, AIDIMA, as project partner and one of the end-users that are part of the TELL ME endeavor, introduced their current user requirements document and shared their ongoing efforts on such an ambitious project.
The meeting was organized and hosted by one of the project end-users, Profitex that conducted a series of visits to their premises, specifically the weaving mill, finishing plant and fabric inspection sites, where attendees had a chance to see how the textile process is achieved from the initial provision of yarn, design of patterns and colors according to current tendencies, elaboration of woven, quality inspection control, etc.
The meeting concluded with satisfaction expressed by all partners about the excellent level of collaboration developed between partners during the 2 days of this meeting, which set high expectations for the successful implementation of the project. Definition and planning of future work was also presented by team leaders.
TELL ME Project and Mission:
The European Union 2020 Strategy is addressing the problem of developing more effective IT platforms and tools to support up-/re-skilling of employees in less technological advanced EU-based SMEs. Achieving such a leap forward is a Challenge for Europe, whose solution may require inputs and insights from multiple domains, European Commission directorates and units, as well as more focused attention from Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) researchers on how non researchers can use their findings.
The TELL-ME project (Technology Enhanced Learning Living Lab for Manufacturing Environments) aims to develop and trial in authentic contexts (SME-driven human-centric and service-oriented manufacturing workplaces) an innovative cross-enterprise methodology, and IT platforms for continuous education and training in heterogeneous business ecosystems, blending Precision Teaching (PT), lifelong learning, and Living Lab (LL) participative co-creation aspects, in ways that can address more business needs than traditional training.
Additional information about this project “TELL ME project develops a management and learning platform through virtual technologies right at the workplace”
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