Microlearning: more useful than ever

Microlearning can be utilized for a variety of tasks, but as many companies are starting to find out, it is best suited for onboarding employees, either as an alternative to or a supplement for conventional orientations, welcoming notes, and employee handbooks. In recent years Industry 4.0 has been the driving force and the [...]

2021-01-29T11:13:11+01:00January 29th, 2021|

PhD course “Human-based Smart Manufacturing Systems”: the skills and competences required by operators in smart work environments

From the 13th January till the 29th January, 30 PhD students coming from 13 Italian Universities are attending the 30-hours PhD course “Human-based Smart Manufacturing Systems” offered at the Polytechnic University of Bari and organized by the research group of Prof. Giovanni Mummolo. The course, in this 6th edition, focuses on the role [...]

2021-01-27T19:09:32+01:00January 27th, 2021|

The first year of IE3 project

In November 2019 the IE3 partners met for the first time, but they couldn’t imagine that just a few months after the start of the project it would be impossible to work together side by side again as happened in Bari. Despite the difficulties, the project went ahead and, thanks to participatory collaboration [...]

2021-01-22T10:41:02+01:00January 22nd, 2021|

Digitalisation is no longer optional

Digitalisation is no longer optional. Companies, institutions and private persons alike have been forced into interacting virtually in ways we couldn’t imagine a year ago. This has made us challenge the way we work, communicate and learn. For the educational system this has created a rare opportunity to reimaging how things are done. [...]

2021-01-19T10:48:03+01:00January 19th, 2021|

PUT and POLIBA together for an educational exchange at PhD level

On 29th of January, 2021 Joanna Oleśków-Szłapka and Agnieszka Stachowiak from Poznan University of Technology will give a lecture on Industry 4.0 / Logistics 4.0 during “Human-based Smart Manufacturing Systems". The course, organized by the Polytechnic University of Bari, is focused on the workers' role in the new smart factories under the Industry 4.0 [...]

2021-01-16T10:28:07+01:00January 16th, 2021|

Master of Science in Industrial Engineering

IE3 project points out that “A critical mass of Knowledge Workers (KWs) is required to fill the gap between the ever-increasing deficit between demand and offer in the field of Industrial Engineering and Management (IE&M) in Europe.” The deployment of Fourth Industrial Revolution (I4.0) tools requires knowledgeable and well trained workers and IE3 [...]

2021-01-15T10:34:32+01:00January 15th, 2021|

The importance of soft skills in engineering education

A question that is constantly discussed among university teachers in engineering all over the world is whether the education and training offered is in line with what is requested among the potential employers in the engineering sector. Or might it be good if there is a gap between what is taught at higher [...]

2021-01-08T10:28:07+01:00January 8th, 2021|

New Year’s Goals

The 2021 represents a turning point for the IE3 project. This is because of a couple of reasons. Firstly, we really hope to get back to meet again each other for project meetings. Secondly, the IE3’s team is going to achieve substantial steps for the advancement of the project development. Four key events [...]

2021-01-04T12:22:25+01:00January 4th, 2021|
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