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Cooperation between learning factories: approach and example

  • Learning factories can complement each other by training different competencies in the field of digitalisation and Industry 4.0. They depict diverse sections of the product development process and focus on various technologies. Within the framework of the International Association of Learning Factories (IALF), the operating organisations of learning factories exchange information on research, training and education. One of the aims is to develop joint projects. The article presents different concepts of cooperation between learning factories while focusing on the improvement of the development of learners competencies e.g. with a broader range of topics. A concept of a joint course between the learning factories in Bochum, Reutlingen and Darmstadt is explained in detail. The three learning factories will be examined with regard to their similarities and differences. The joint course focuses on the target group of students and the topic of digitalisation in the development and production of products. The course and its contents are explained in detail. The new learning approach is evaluated on the basis of feedback from the participants. Finally, challenges resulting from the cooperation between learning factories at different locations and with different operating models will be discussed.

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Author of HS ReutlingenSchuhmacher, Jan; Hummel, Vera
Erschienen in:Procedia manufacturing
Place of publication:Amsterdam
Document Type:Journal article
Publication year:2020
Tag:digitalization; education; students
Issue:Learning Factories across the value chain – from innovation to service – The 10th Conference on Learning Factories 2020
Page Number:6
First Page:222
Last Page:227
DDC classes:620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und Maschinenbau
Open access?:Ja
Licence (German):License Logo  Creative Commons - CC BY-NC-ND - Namensnennung - Nicht kommerziell - Keine Bearbeitungen 4.0 International