C5 – 2nd Intensive Summer School in Romania under the Premises of Coordinator UPB (UPB)

12th – 18th July 2021
POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest, Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Robotics, Bucharest, Romania
Leading organisation: University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
Participating Organisations: University ”Lucian Blaga” of Sibiu, Faculty of Engineering, Sibiu, Romania
Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland
Lancaster University, United Kingdom of Great Britain

Activity type: SP-HE-IPL – Intensive programmes for higher education learners

This learning activity was organised as the 2nd Intensive Summer School in Romania under the Premises of Coordinator UPB and held online on the projects’ Microsoft Team account: https://bit.ly/3ClXJpN. Building on OS1 the 7-day (12th – 18th of July 2021) intensive learning programme for higher education learners used a curricula which meet their learning needs and increased the level of digital competences making them relevant to the labour market and societal needs. This included an improved use of open and on-line, blended, work-based, open web-based interactive platforms, multi-disciplinary learning, and open interactive digital content, in line with individual needs and expectations of participants, and also with the new Industry 4.0 concept, focused on use of AM technologies for successful smart products development as subject of new business opportunities. This was achieved by: testing of intellectual outputs real-life scenarios; developing multidisciplinary projects around the content of the intellectual outputs; discussing on best-practice examples, in relation to the project results. Six students from Czestochowa University of Technology (PCZ) were selected to participate in C5, together with two students from University ”Lucian Blaga” of Sibiu (ULBS). A total of 18 participants attended the training event, six of which were trainers from UPB. Teaching and training activities took place at UPB premises and live sessions were implemented on the projects’ MS Teams account. Training sessions were recorded with the consent of all participants and kept for the projects’ electronic archive. The focus of this intensive program was project-based, thus the participants were required to ultimately present a start-up idea in AM. The general Motto of C5 was: Additive Manufacturing – The competitive advantage for Smart Product Development in an entrepreneurial environment (OS2, OS2extended). A detailed agenda is presented below.

The C5 intensive summer school was implemented during 12th – 18th of July 2021 in an online format due to Covid-19 restrictions. This learning activity had 8 grants approved from the project budget, as per initial application. The rest of the participants were assumed to be financed by UPB. Due to national and institutional restrictions on all administrative and academic activities UPB decided to provide an asynchronous learning path for their participants, on top of the ones financed by the project. Thus, a synchronous learning environment was provided for learners (financed by project approved grants) who want to have a hands-on experience with live workshops and presentations streamed directly from University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest AM laboratories, and, for learners who like to study at their own pace, but still benefit from the innovative content and great teaching skills of our trainers, we provided an asynchronous learning environment. Students can access recordings of all the training sessions and benefit from all used learning materials by accessing the project cloud. The cloud materials for asynchronous learning were made available to students from the first day of the summer school and videos were posted at the end of a training day. All written teaching materials and live recorded videos were supported by an integrated e-learning training course with five dedicated modules (Product Design and Development, Web design, Computer Aided Design, 3D Printing), which were developed by the project team members, in video tutorial forms, totalling up to 57 individual explicit tutorials. Also, a learning tools menu was integrated within OIP, allowing both students and teachers to browse through a variety of e-learning tools, platforms and facilities and selecting the most appropriate for personal usage while going on an asynchronous learning path.
The synchronous learning environment of C5 totalled up to 18 participants and the asynchronous learning environment of C5 totalled up to 126 participants.