Construction pilot articles and videos available on Learning Toolbox (LTB) Chronicle

31/10/2016

The articles and videos published via Learning Layers website page “Construction” are now available as Learning Toolbox (LTB) Chronicle, Vol. 1-3. In this way the Construction pilot team wants to highlight the importance of the Learning Toolbox as the main product of the project work and make transparent the process documented on the project website. Below you will find the links to the overview posts of each volume and the overview on the LTB videos recorded in the training centre Bau-ABC Rostrup in 2014. Learning Toolbox (LTB) Chronicle Vol. 3, 2016 – Overview Learning Toolbox (LTB) Chronicle Vol. 2, 2015 – Overview Learning Toolbox (LTB) Chronicle Vol. 1, 2014 – Overview Learning Toolbox videos from Bau-ABC (2014) – Overview LTB Videos from Verden: Use of Learning Toolbox (LTB) for managing construction site (2016) What is the Learning Toolbox? – The Online Guide

Learning Toolbox (LTB) Chronicle Vol. 3, 2016 – Overview

Construction pilot articles of the Learning Layers project (Year 4) Pekka Kämäräinen The Learning Toolbox Chronicle is a collection of articles on the work of the Construction pilot of the Learning Layers project. The co-design process that was initiated in 2013 by the project partners from the training centre Bau-ABC Rostrup has led to the development of the integrative toolset Learning Toolbox (LTB) to support online learning and knowledge sharing. The articles of Vol. 3, 2016 report on the pilot activities of the fourth year of the Learning Layers project – on the major training campaign in Bau-ABC, on the pilot testing of Learning Toolbox and on reporting on the results. Article 1/2016 Insights into “Theme Room” training on digital media in Bau-ABC This article covers the launch of the Theme Room training campaign in Bau-ABC and the interim assessment of the implementation Theme Room workshops (in November 2015). Article

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Article 7/2016 Recent reports on the use of Learning Toolbox in practice – in Bau-ABC training and at a construction site in Verden

Pekka Kämäräinen In the earlier articles I have reported on the introduction of the integrative toolset Learning Toolbox (LTB) into apprentice training in our partner organisation Bau-ABC Rostrup (later on referred to as Bau-ABC). In the beginning of September 2016 I made a field visit with Markus Manhart (UIBK) and Jaanika Hirv (TLU) to collect feedback on the way trainers and apprentices have used the LTB. Below I report firstly some of our findings from focus group sessions and interviews. I also make some points on further uses of LTB to overcome some challenges in Bau-ABC training that we have discussed during the project work. Shortly before that visit our research team organised a workshop for representatives of construction companies on the uses of LTB at construction work. In this workshop, architect Thomas Isselhard from our other partner organisation NNB (Netzwerk für Nachhaltiges Bauen) in Verden gave a presentation on

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Article 6/2016 Learning Toolbox for trans-national mobility – preparing stacks with and for Spanish apprentices

Pekka Kämäräinen The first three articles of this series have informed of a multimedia training campaign, of piloting with the integrative toolset Learning Toolbox (LTB) and with new complementary tools. All this has happened in Bau-ABC Rostrup, the major vocational training centre of construction sector in North Germany. This sixth article introduces a new context and target group for piloting with LTB – providing support for Spanish apprentices that participate in the trans-national mobility scheme Mobipro-EU. On the transnational mobility scheme Mobipro-EU and how it works The mobility programme Mobipro-EU is an initiative of the German Ministry of Labour and it is managed by the German Employment Agency (Bundesagentur für Arbeit). Its aim is to support the mobility of interested young people from other EU Member States to Germany to get apprentice training in the dual system of apprenticeship. The scheme provides support for the applicants firstly  in their home

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Article 5/2016 New fields of piloting with Learning Toolbox (LTB) in Bau-ABC

Pekka Kämäräinen This article reports on further steps to introduce the use of Learning Toolbox (LTB) to their areas of specialisation – by the trainers themselves (without the presence of supporting R&D partners of the Learning Layers project). The first case deals with extending the piloting to a new trade. The second case deals with the transversal learning area of Health and Safety. New project for Brunnenbauer apprentices in Rohrleitungsbau Originally the author had come to discuss with Bau-ABC trainer Stefan Wiedenstried the question, how to link his areas of specialisation (Strassenbau – road-building and Rohrleitungsbau – pipeline building) with the LTB-piloting. However, it appeared that the next group with whom he should work was the initial pilot group of the well-builders (Brunnenbauer) with whom his colleagues Lothar Schoka had started the LTB pilot in that area. Also, the same group had been the test group to whom the colleagues

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Article 4/2016 Piloting with other Learning Layers Tools in Bau-ABC – Learning Toolbox in good company

Pekka Kämäräinen and Sanna Reponen This  article provides insights into a working visit, during which Learning Layers partners have presented two new tools – the AchSo app for video annotation and the SoAR app for real time video communication in work environments. The tools were presented by our colleagues from Aalto University (Finland). Alongside the pilot sessions our colleagues from the University of Innsbruck (UIBK) collected feedback on the use of the LTB in the pilot groups that piloted with this toolset since March. Project team members from ITB and Pontydysgu accompanied the activities and supported the sessions. 1. Bau-ABC apprentices work with AchSo Earlier development of and piloting with AchSo in Finland Originally the video annotation tool is based on prior work done in RWTH Aachen – and they gave the name ‘AchSo’ to illustrate the learning effect when using the tool. Later on the Finnish partner Aalto University

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Article 3/2016 Piloting with Learning Toolbox (LTB) takes off in Bau-ABC

Pekka Kämäräinen In February and March 2016 the Learning Toolbox (LTB) was introduced into the apprentice training of Bau-ABC. As has been indicated in previous articles of this series, the Theme Room training campaign (in November 2015) had already provided a good basis for the pilot activities. This third article gives firstly insights into the preparation of the piloting by Bau-ABC trainers – supported by Learning Layers (LL) partners. Secondly it provides a brief report on the kick-off event and on a follow-up visit of LL partners. The point of the interest is to see, how trainers of Bau-ABC develop their own patterns of using the LTB. 1.Preparation of pilot activities by trainers: three exemplary cases In the preparatory talks Bau-ABC trainers presented three exemplary cases for implementing LTB in their training.  The first case focuses on the trade of well-builders. The second case deals with the learning area ‘health

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Article 2/2016 Peer learning and use of digital media in Theme Room workshops

Pekka Kämäräinen The first article of this series gives an overview of the Theme Room training campaign that was implemented in the training centre Bau-ABC in November 2015. This second article gives insights into the processes of peer learning and into use of digital media during the workshop sessions. Below the two main sections inform of the activities and learning experiences with the themes “Social media as support for learning” and “Preparation of digital learning materials”. Here it is worthwhile to note that these observations refer mainly to the group in which the author served as a co-tutor. In addition, some general remarks are made on the group dynamics in the parallel groups (based on knowledge sharing between the tutors). 1. The role of Social Media as support for learning In most groups the tutors from Bau-ABC were hosting Facebook groups for their trade and the apprentices were actively involved

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Article 1/2016 Insights into “Theme Room” training campaign in Bau-ABC Rostrup

Pekka Kämäräinen One of the highlights in the Construction pilot of the Learning Layers (LL) project in 2015 was the training campaign based on the “Theme Room” approach in the training centre Bau-ABC Rostrup. Originally the idea of such a campaign was initiated by the traininers (Lehrwerkmeister) of Bau-ABC in their internal discussions. They wanted to have a flexible training model that would link to each other regular presence workshops and self-organised learning with peer tutoring and online support. This was brought together in the concept of “Theme Rooms” (Themenräume). 1. The “Theme Room” approach takes shape and is implemented The key idea of the Theme Room concept was to agree on a set of key themes that would be covered by parallel (or successive) workshops. The continuation of learning should also be supported by online learning spaces and peer tutors. The participants will work their way through the set

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Learning Toolbox (LTB) Chronicle Vol. 2, 2015 – Overview

28/10/2016

Construction Pilot articles of the Learning Layers project (Year 3) Pekka Kämäräinen The Learning Toolbox Chronicle is a collection of articles on the work of the Construction pilot of the Learning Layers project. The co-design process that was initiated in 2013 by the project partners from the training centre Bau-ABC Rostrup has led to the development of the integrative toolset Learning Toolbox (LTB) to support online learning and knowledge sharing. The articles of Vol. 2, 2015 report on activities of the third year of the Learning Layers project Construction pilot that paved the way for the piloting with the Learning Toolbox in the fourth year of the project. Article 1/2015 The Learning exhibition “nachhaltig.bauen.erleben” opened in Verden (25.4.2015) In April 2015 the application partner Agentur experienced a highlight when the joint exhibition and office building of the organisations for ecological construction work (Agentur, NNB and NZNB) was inaugurated. In this

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Article 6/2015 Learning Layers meets Singapore Workforce Development Agency (Bremen 16.9.2015)

Pekka Kämäräinen, Ludger Deitmer and Dirk Stieglitz The research partners ITB and Pontydysgu had a working meeting with Singapore Workforce Development Agency. The delegation was led by  Chief Executive Ng Cher Pong and Chief Research Officer Gog Soon Joo and consisted of 12 participants (from the agency, from the Ministry of Manpower and from partner organisations). The delegation was on European tour and their main target in Germany was a meeting with Learning Layers project in Bremen. In the first part of the meeting the ITB team presented information on the Learning Layers project (with emphasis on the construction pilot and on the development of the  Learning Toolbox). In addition Dirk Stieglitz from Pontydysgu  internet demonstration that showed, how the Learning Toolbox can be co-developed by the users by designing tiles, pages and stacks (for managing contents, web resources and communications). In the second part of the meeting the visitors

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