INSYSTED will involve stakeholders at the partner universities relevant in the field of industrial engineering, digitalization and e-learning. They will be included in a reflection of the European and national debates and research regarding e-learning possibilities with special attention to European industrial engineering. To support the development and dissemination of the outputs altogether five associate partners from industry and university networks will be involved.
The partnership is planning two sets of staff and student mobilities where trainings of integrated framework and the e-learning platform will take place. This will provide the opportunity of involving teachers and students not only on a ‘representative’ scale but in larger numbers, and in their original role. As for each training every partner university will delegate three staff members and ten students as participants.
The partnership expects results at multiple levels. Teaching staff in the four partner institutions will be provided a “ready-to-use” toolbox, including the 3-pillar integrated pedagogical framework, its e-learning tools and a complete training material, supported by trainings and webinars, for implementing an innovative pedagogical approach in the industrial engineering curriculum. Students can choose from different kinds of content formats and modalities and mix them in the best way that fits their own learning style. They will see a development of different competences, some specifically linked to interaction with peers and faculty, communication, collaboration, conflict management or interculturality; others linked to the experience as a whole, such as self-organization, entrepreneurship, digital literacy, creativity, flexibility or technological abilities necessary to use tools and devices as well as navigate online environments.
The framework and e-learning tools will be firstly implemented at the Industrial Engineering departments of partner institutions, which will apply the integrated model in their didactics. The innovative pedagogical approach that combines digitalization and internationalization and involves industry partners will prepare graduates better for the European labour market and will make the industrial engineering curriculum more attractive. Due to the high potential for transferability and the envisaged widespread dissemination activities the outputs will be later used at other universities and will be easily integrable in existing structures supporting future sustainability and transferability to other disciplines. Ideally, this will lead to the „Integrated System for European Digital Learning“ being used in several disciplines in a growing number of universities in Europe and beyond.