What actually is Connected Learning?
Learning methods which frequently supplement and support each other and include the following:
- Practical learning
- Classroom-based learning
With Connected Learning, these methods are fused into a single form of learning. The virtual and the real world are seamlessly integrated. Software and hardware, theory and practice, learner and teacher – Connected Learning promotes intuitive, interactive learning.
Our patented solution for Connected Learning: Tec2Screen®. Fun and motivation while learning are guaranteed!
The concept consists of:
- Tec2Screen® app
- Learning management system
- Tec2Screen® hardware
- Further learning systems
Exciting courses for explorative learning
Videos, animations, measuring exercises and test assignments inspire students to explore and discover. The measuring instruments integrated into the courses additionally make interactive troubleshooting exciting.
Completing the courses offline outside of the lab is also possible, so that technical knowledge can be learned anywhere at any time.
Understand the real world better thanks to simulations
As a component of modern training systems, the Tec2Screen® simulations can be used to test and simulate controllers and applications for PLC technology under realistic conditions. The new knowledge encourages practical and safe experimenting without real consequences or the need to purchase additional hardware.
The learning management system
The Classroom Manager manages courses and simulations as well as self-made documents and materials. The trainer assigns these to the students individually and can simultaneously record their learning progress.
New interfaces: Connects
To explore the connection between the real and the virtual world, we have developed the Connects – plug-in interface modules with a patented interface. The Connects enable direct interaction between software and hardware, and thus direct interaction between theory and practice.
Unique: the signal flow is completely transparent and easy to follow.
As a basic unit, the Tec2Screen® base links the iPad® with the patented Connects. The iPad® can also be used as a fully functional tablet, independently of the Tec2Screen®, in the classroom and elsewhere.
Festo Didactic won the 2015 iF Design Award for the Tec2Screen®.
The overall system
The trainer uses the Classroom Manager to assign individual courses, simulations and own documents to the students. The training topics are loaded onto Tec2Screen® via a network. The student logs in with the allocated user data and sees the available courses. They can be completed online as well as offline.
In the courses, the student has the opportunity to interact directly with other learning systems via the Connects. The Classroom Manager documents individual learning progress continuously. This allows the trainer to actively coach the student.
Our all-in-one device
- One device for everything:
learning, measuring, open- and closed-loop control, simulation, programming
- Can be used everywhere:
Learn digitally at various locations – in the teaching lab, on the go, at home, etc.
- Present grey theory in an exciting multimedia format
- Get off to a flying start with the intuitive operating concept