SatisFactory at the DLEARN Conference 2017
The European Digital Learning Network, DLEARN, aims to embrace the challenges brought by the digital transformation in terms of digital skills mismatch and digital learning opportunities. The 47% of Europeans is not properly digitally skilled, yet in the near future 90% of jobs will require some level of digital skills. Tools and technologies such as Augmented and Virtual reality among others, are becoming more and more popular as complementary methods for education and training, as well as digital competencies. Their efficiency has led to a growing and attractive return on investment rate.
In this context, the project took part in a special workshop session at the DLEARN Conference held on October 19, 2017, in Brussels, dedicated to presenting success stories and lessons learnt from different sectors. SatisFactory was presented as “Best practices for use of Augmented Reality (AR) tools in vocational and on-the-job training”. The advantage of AR tools is that they are an effective solution for the older and younger generations on the shop floor. They do not require special digital skills, hence they are suitable for the Generation X workforce, as well as remaining Baby boomers. Moreover, they offer an attractive layout and the ability to create and operate in a digital, user friendly environment that Genaration Y (millennials) is accustomed to and Generation Z has been born in. This flexibility and the replicability in multiple business sectors caught the attention of the 80 participants, which were decision makers in matters of digital training and digital transformation from all over Europe.