Fontys ICT Innovationlab
Businesses and higher education are facing a challenge. ICT as a field of work is developing at an accelerating pace, making traditional methods redundant. Yesterday's knowledge is soon outdated, professionals and students need a new skill set for lifelong learning and development. Fontys ICT InnovationLab is a hybrid learning environment, where co-creation and cooperation facilitate broader knowledge creation and transfer, but also fulfil personal learning goals through shared learning.
Fontys ICT InnovationLab: the hybrid learning environment for ICT professionals
By stimulating research project-based learning in teams that consist of students, teachers, professors and business partners, we are creating a unique open learning environment that enables knowledge to grow. In this hybrid learning setting, each participant is able to form his or her own learning goals and work towards enhancing and expanding their expertise. By experimenting with novel methods, like shared learning teams, we strive to create the possibility for ICT professionals, regardless of their work field position, to keep learning, growing and innovating.
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It is not without reason that the Fontys ICT InnovationLab is located at Strijp T, in the middle of Eindhoven and the beating heart of the Brainport region. The choice for such a location has everything to do with the changing role of education, in connection with the professional field and society. In order to map the effects and development of this, ongoing research is being done into the spatial impact of this unique hybrid learning environment on the users, but also on the neighbours. This is showing many positive signs, and there are also opportunities here.
What can a digital twin mean for an industrial process? The Smart Industry Twin project makes this clear for SMEs. Students built a digital representation of an automated production process in the Smart Industry Twin case study of the project. Teade Punter, work package leader and High Tech Embedded Systems (HTES) lecturer, and Mark Stappers of the Mechatronics & Robotics share insights.
Een fysieke locatie voor samenkomen lijkt erg belangrijk te zijn voor het succes van een authentieke, hybride leeromgeving. Althans, zo blijkt uit de resultaten van het doorlopende onderzoek naar de impact en ontwikkeling van het Fontys ICT InnovationLab tijdens het voorjaarssemester 2021, waarin na corona lockdowns weer (deels) fysiek onderwijs mogelijk was.
On Wednesday 13 October, De Heer Medicom visited the Fontys ICT InnovationLab to talk about robotics in healthcare. The company has a long history in automation within healthcare institutions and has been exploring the possibilities offered by domotics robots for some time.