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Title of Initiative / Project
MeRLab - Innovative remote laboratory in the E-training of mechatronics
Name of Organiser
B2 d.o.o., Ljubljana
Start and ending date of the Initiative
Was the initiative carried out in the framework of a funded project?
Funding Programme
Transfer of Innovation
Title of the project
MeRLab - Innovative Remote Laboratory in the E-training of Mechatronics
B2 d.o.o., Ljubljana
Project number
Type of deliverables
Online course
Thematic area
Language of the deliverable
Other EU, English
Target Group
Description of the initiative
The profession of a mechatronic is believed to be a profession of the future, as many EU studies have indicated it, placing it among the top three most perspective professions. The mechatronic area offers modern job opportunities, combining three main fields of interest: mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and information technologies; this is why the mechatronics is considered an interdisciplinary technical filed.
The main purpose of this project is to introduce good practices into the areas of vocational training in mechatronics from abroad and in addition, to support it with the state-of-the-art ICT, as well as with the established methodological and didactic approaches, all with the view of improving the quality and efficiency of education. This should result in greater recognition and appeal of the profession, and will positively influence the gap between supply and demand of mechatronic staff on the market. The project is intended to prepare an e-course in mechatronics, which will introduce a completely new method of training for this type of profile. Both theoretical and practical training will be fully executed on-line. Practical work will take place by the means of innovation transfer – innovative remote laboratory for practical classes, based on internet technology, and will enable concrete mechanical-electronic and programming-related experiments, taking place in a physical laboratory, to be executed, which is essential for the mechatronics training. Such educational method could be fully compliant with demands of companies. Within the framework of this project, we shall carry out a pilot training for at least 20 participants of the e-mechatronics course.
More Information
On-line theoretical and practical training in the field of mechatronic meets the demands of the companies in different European countries. At the same time, the idea of the project promotes studying the subject using ICT resources, thus improving the quality and efficiency of education.
Teachers’ Opinion
The profession of mechatronic is considered to be one of the most perspective ones in many countries nowadays and offers many opportunities for those interested. The e-course in mechatronics introduced by the project promotes a new method of training for this profile, and this will help a lot those interested in specializing themselves in this field of activity.
Students’ Opinion
The idea of the project is very good and it will probably lead to a positive status of the profession in our modern society. The fact that the practical training will take place in a laboratory is important as it sustains the idea of using ICT resources in the learning proces.

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