Professional education in manufacturing that integrates hybrid learning can provide a serious boost to trainer performance and trainee outcomes.
Hybrid learning utilizes and combines the benefits of online learning (e.g. flexibility, reusability, easy access and cost efficiency) and those of contact learning (e.g. social presence, physical interaction, instant and personalized feedback). COVID-19 changed the traditional contact learning paths for working professionals and is expected to change how professional education will be organised and delivered in the future. Therefore, the PATHFINDER activity aims to ANALYSE, DESIGN, DEVELOP, IMPLEMENT and EVALUATE hybrid-learning paths for working professionals.
The activity will:
(i) provide a benchmark for professional education in manufacturing,
(ii) serve as a guide for optimizing future paths of instructional delivery,
(iii) open a marketplace by integrating already developed and new learning nuggets into existing training programs.