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    Speakers’ Corner

    June 1st, 2010 by Dirk Stieglitz

    Speakers’ Corner is a space for Pontydysgu associates and guest bloggers. It includes the following bloggers.

    Ana García Muñoz

    My name is Ana García Muñoz and I´m from Spain. I´m a Sociologist and I have worked, among others, in European projects in VET. My research interest include informal learning, the changing roles and competences of teachers and trainers with special attention to emergent profiles including acreditation models. In the blog I want to reflect the current Spanish situation in this field in reation with the European landscape.

    My Learning Journey

    Cristina Costa’s learning journey……..

    Jo’s Blog

    Jo Turner-Attwell is an intern at Pontydysgu who is discovering she has more to write in a blog than she originally thought.

    Ange’s Blog

    Angela Rees is a researcher and teacher based in Pontypridd in Wales. Her research intersets include e-learning, special education and learning difficulties and dyslexia.

    Daniela’s Blog

    Daniala Reimann’s blog on Media Arts Education focuses on interdisciplinary approaches in media, arts and education at school and university level.

    Dialogos

    Maria Perifanou has been working as an Italian language teacher for the last ten years and a researcher in the field of Applied Linguistics since 2002. She also works as an e-learning trainer for language teachers. She has participated in several European research summer and winter schools, workshops, conferences. She is also a member of different European research networks such as the TENCompetence Network and the Network of the European Technology of Enhanced Learning.

    User Design Blog

    This blog is written by Anuraj Dadhich. He is from Assam in India and is spending a summer internship with the University of Bremen and Pontydysgu. Anuraj is a student in Interaction Design.

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    Designing Age-appropriate, Process-oriented and Interactive in-company further training in SMEs through the use of AR- technologies (API-KMU)

    December 15th, 2020 by Daniela Reimann

    The aim of the BMBF-funded research project “API-KMU” is to enable age-appropriate, process-oriented and interactive further training in existing companies and the securing of experiential knowledge with the help of concrete approaches and methods or through a learning and tutor system by the SMEs themselves. As a result, companies will be able to proactively cope with demographic change and digitalisation-induced challenges at various levels. Concrete results of the joint project are

    1. A process-oriented tutoring system, that addresses the learning and competence requirements of older employees, 2
    2. A further education approach with a toolbox for the diagnosis, implementation and management of in-company qualification,
    3. A practical training concept that enables companies to proactively meet the challenges of demographic change and digitalisation. Practical deployment concepts that enable SMEs to identify further training needs, to design company training programmes that are age-appropriate in terms of work and processes, and to secure experiential knowledge,
    4. Modified work processes in the partner SMEs in which workplaces offer more ergonomics for age-appropriate work and are thus also suitable for part-time work.
      Approach: Firstly, processes, technologies, tasks and necessary competences in the application scenarios (1) processing of natural stones, (2) window production are recorded by means of work analysis (BAG analyses), video retrospective interviews and field observations in order to derive criteria for age-appropriate, process-oriented and digitalIe further training. Based on this, work environments and interfaces of human-machine interaction are designed in an age-appropriate way using the criteria of work conducive to learning, as well as the approach to passing on experiential knowledge and the tutor system. At the same time, based on subject- and work process-oriented approaches, a further training approach including a toolbox for the survey, conception, implementation and evaluation of further training will be created. The tutor system, further education approach and methods of the toolbox will then be tested and further developed in a learning factory and a FabLab. Finally, they will be tested in practice in the user companies and the results will be generalised. The results of the joint project enable employees to acquire new skills and qualifications. Older employees benefit from higher employment opportunities through age-appropriate work processes. The project results to be applied, enable SMEs to proactively and resource-efficiently counter skill shortages and demographic change through age-appropriate training as well as through the systematic transfer of experience and knowledge. The result is a transferable toolbox that can be integrated at a low threshold due to its modular structure. This makes it possible to use the results in other sectors, for example also in machine production, the textile industry and food processing.

    Project consortium:

    Chair of Business Informatics, Processes and Systems at the University LSWI (project coordination and research).
    Institute for Vocational Pedagogy and General Pedagogy at IBAP, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT (Research)
    rooom AG: Technical enabler rooom AG
    IHK-Projektgesellschaft mbh Ostbrandenburg: multiplier IHK project company
    Intraform Fenster-Systemtechnik GmbH: Industrial user Intraform GmbH
    SPP Service Projekt Potsdam GmbH: Industrial user SPP GmbH


    Website: https://www.lswi.de/forschung/forschungsprojekte/api-kmu

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    Zero Waste is for life, not just for EWWR!

    November 19th, 2020 by Angela Rees
    The last week of November 2020 is European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) which is organised by our Circular Economy for Youth project partners ACR+ Working with some local community partners in Rhondda Cynon Taf, Pontydysgu’s CEYOU project has supported the setting up of a brand new circular economy initiative Zero Waste Cynon. Their website...

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    Social Media Resilience

    November 18th, 2020 by Angela Rees
    It has been a whirlwind couple of months with bid writing and project work and I’m slowly getting back on top of it all, which means I can finally announce a new media literacy project – Social Media Resilience Toolkit or SMaRT-eu which seems particularly timely in this age of conflicting and confusing health advice,...

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    New report on Artificial Intelligence in Vocational Education and Training

    July 31st, 2020 by Angela Rees

    The Taccle AI project has launched it’s 74 page report exploring the use of AI in policy, process and practice in VET. For VET teachers and trainers, there are many possible uses of AI including new opportunities for adapting learning content based on student’s needs, new processes for assessment, analysing possible bottlenecks in learners’ domain understanding and…

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    Youth Circular Economy Initiatives are Growing in Pontypridd

    June 26th, 2020 by Angela Rees
    In 2019, young people and students from Europe and all over the world began to take to the streets to demand action to halt environmental and climate change. On one day of action in March organizers said there were more than 2,000 protests in 125 countries. The student movement was inspired by 16-year-old Greta Thunberg,...

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    Chatbot for Career Chat

    May 11th, 2020 by Angela Rees
    Pontypridd company’s CareerChat chatbot project selected as a finalist for the CareerTech Challenge Prize. Pontydysgu is very happy to be part of a consortium, led by DMH Associates, selected as a finalist for the CareerTech Challenge Prize! The South Wales based ed-tech company specialises in careers based technologies and ICT training for educators. Pontydysgu’s director...

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    Chatbot for Career Chat

    May 11th, 2020 by Angela Rees
    Pontypridd company’s CareerChat chatbot project selected as a finalist for the CareerTech Challenge Prize. Pontydysgu is very happy to be part of a consortium, led by DMH Associates, selected as a finalist for the CareerTech Challenge Prize! The South Wales based ed-tech company specialises in careers based technologies and ICT training for educators. Pontydysgu’s director...

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    Ponty’s Young (Online) Activists

    April 6th, 2020 by Angela Rees
    Last week CEYOU hosted the first online meeting for the Youth branch of Pontypridd Young Friends of the Earth. The group have been very active over the past year attending Fridays for Future School Strikes and organising a hustings for local parliamentary candidates to discuss their views and policies relating to Climate Change. Everyday life...

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    Ponty’s Young (Online) Activists

    April 6th, 2020 by Angela Rees
    Last week CEYOU hosted the first online meeting for the Youth branch of Pontypridd Young Friends of the Earth. The group have been very active over the past year attending Fridays for Future School Strikes and organising a hustings for local parliamentary candidates to discuss their views and policies relating to Climate Change. Everyday life...

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    Don’t teach code

    September 23rd, 2019 by Angela Rees
    I just stumbled across this blog title in my drafts from over a year ago. ‘Don’t teach code’ Which is timely as I just arranged to start a ‘Code Club’ at one of our local Primary schools. The benefits of 7 year olds in Wales learning code are similar to those of them learning Ancient...

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