eduDrone - Drone technology training to boost EU entrepreneurship and Industry 4.0.
eduDrone is an Erasmus+ KA2 project aiming to help people learn about drones and prepare themselves for the future. It supports the implementation of Industry 4.0 in the European Union by developing learning tools for Vocational Education and Training (VET) related to Drone Technology.
eduDrone is a two-year-long project, co-funded by the European Union within the Erasmus+ programme Strategic Partnership for VET. The project is directed at VET teachers, trainers, mentors and VET training providers, as well as VET students and learners. The project also includes people with fewer opportunities.
The main objective of the project is to strengthen the key competences related to Drone Technology in Vocational Education and Training (VET), in order to boost technological entrepreneurship and to support the implementation of Industry 4.0 in the European Union. To achieve these goals, the project partners will deliver the following results:
- Guidelines on the use of Drones in VET
- Guidelines on Industry 4.0 and Drone Entrepreneurship for VET students
- Drone Technology Curriculum
- Drone Technology courseware
- Drone Technology trainer guidelines
- E-learning platform
All of these are available for free on the project’s website: https://www.edudrone-project.eu
Country: Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania
Coordinator: Ludor Engineering, http://ludoreng.com/
Target groups: education authorities, general public, industry, policy makers, secondary school students, teachers, trainee teachers, vocational school students
Topic: Aeronautics, Applied sciences, Computer science, Electronics, Engineering, Gender in STEM, Information technology, Materials science, Physics, Software engineering, Technology, Education
Start year: 2017
End year: 2019
Contact person: Dimitrie Doru Cantemir, doru.cantemir (at) ludoreng.com
The project’s consortium conducted research work and drafted “Guidelines on the use of Drones in VET” and “Guidelines on Industry 4.0 and Drone Entrepreneurship for VET students”.
“Guidelines on the use of Drones in VET” is a brochure containing guidelines on the use of Drone Technology (DT) in vocational education and training (VET), providing essential information for VET trainers and institutions who want to incorporate DT into their curriculum. It includes guidelines and case studies and covers the following important topics:
- Introduction to Drones (Drone technology, Drone applications, How to build a drone)
- Legislation for the use of drones (Romanian Legislation, Greek Legislation, Italian Legislation, Polish Legislation)
- Case studies (Using drone technology in industrial inspection, Using drone technology in the security Industry, Using drone technology to improve environmental monitoring, Using drone technology to monitor air quality, Using drone technology in agriculture)
- Using drones to improve teaching (Using drones to increase the attractiveness of STEM disciplines, Using drones to enhance social inclusion)
“Guidelines on Industry 4.0 and Drone Entrepreneurship for VET students” is a brochure containing guidelines on Industry 4.0 and Drone Entrepreneurship applied to VET students, providing essential information for those who want to start a new business in the fields of Industry 4.0 and/or the Drone Industry. It presents I4.0 and drone-based business ideas and opportunities and covers important topics like technology, legislation, applications, etc. in order to help VET students and VET graduates identify opportunities and start their own business taking advantage of drone technology.
The teaching materials developed by the project's partners are the following:
- Drone Technology Curriculum: A new VET curriculum, aiming to help VET students take advantage of the huge opportunities created by Industry 4.0, through the adaption of drone technology, in order to start a new business or to expand already existing companies. The curriculum includes 12 main topics:
- Introduction to Drone Technology
- Drone design and fabrication
- Drone programming
- Drone flying and operation
- Drone accessories
- Drone maintenance
- Safety and regulations
- Drone commercial applications
- Case studies in the drone industry to show the potential for boosting entrepreneurial spirit
- Drone technology and entrepreneurship
- Drone technology as a tool for social inclusion
- Future of drones
The document also includes useful information regarding:
- Conditions of deployment
- Course organisation
- Assessment criteria
- Learning Management System (LMS): an e-learning platform that includes the Drone Technology course (developed according to the Drone Technology Curriculum), trainer guidelines and the evaluation tools.