CoNeT is a multilateral project under the auspices of Lifelong Learning. Erasmus European Education and Culture program aiming to the intensification of the co-operation between HEIs & Enterprises.
The participants in CoNeT are training automation and maintenance engineers,process workers, automation teachers and university (college) students in modern network technology.
Ethernet-based systems, which are used in the field of automated
control and production operations, are becoming an
increasingly attractive technology as they combine large capacity
and high speed with flexibility and provide a cost-effective
complement to IP technology.
In order to meet the challenges of the knowledge-based society,
not only do many students and new workers need to be
trained in Ethernet-based systems, but existing employees in
the field need to update their knowledge and skills in this
and related areas. The general aims of this project, therefore,
can be divided into five main areas:
1. To train automation engineers, maintenance engineers,
process workers and under- and postgraduates in modern
network technology applied to control operations and automated
solutions. This will raise productivity in assembly and
2. To develop hands-on training modules at different levels of
complexity aimed at students and company employees. Therefore
the materials will be broken up into ‘bite-sized’ discrete
packages and flexible modes of delivery will be used
including the use of both ICTs and face-to-face teaching.
3. To assemble mobile laboratories. These portable labs can
be transported between companies and universities and used
to complement the training modules.
4. To forment mobility between the companies, universities
and other organisations involved in the project. Students will
have the opportunity for work placement and project work in
the partner companies as well as study abroad with partner
universities. Academic staff may participate in teaching and
research related activities with both academic and non-academic
5. To develop the general, vocational and social skills of the
trainees and trainers involved. Lifelong learning skills need to
be developed if students and employees are to stay current in
their fields. The instructional methods employed will include
problem-based learning, case studies, intentional learning,
reciprocal teaching, cognitive apprenticeship, collaboration,
CoNeT project participants come from 11 organisations from both industry and education, and 7 countries.
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