With its application for the "Project Industry 4.0 - Smart Learning Platform 4.0", the HFT Stuttgart is one of the twelve winners of the support programme, selected from almost 150 applications by the Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung and the Stifterverband. The funding is intended to support the further development of study contents, learning formats and teaching methods in view of the increasing digitalisation of our learning and working world.
The industry expects new impulses from young engineers from research-driven innovations that go beyond the current state of the art. This requires sound theoretical and practical knowledge of the interaction of hardware (including cyber-physical systems), software (including programming) and telecommunications. Although students have grown up with computers and the Internet, they often lack the connection to basic technologies, which should be smoothed out by a higher practical orientation in teaching and their own opportunities to experiment in their private environment.
The changing requirements and needs of the working world are to be increasingly reflected in the curriculum of the Information Logistics course of study in the future. To this end, a learning parkour is to be created during the two-year project, which students will be able to complete within six semesters. The learning phases will be supported by a Learning Management System that links the individual components with each other. In this way, the learning content is made available on the "Smart Learning Platform 4.0" independent of time and place.
The application was supported by the authored student body of the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, which intends to continue the Smart Learning Platform 4.0 beyond the project period.
The outlined measures will be evaluated in cooperation with the didactics centre and the university's own quality management over the entire funding period and compared with the target agreements.