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HYTEKS - Learning environment for welfare technology

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The purpose of the project is to plan, develop and evaluate the teaching and learning of welfare technology in studies of e.g. social and health care, electrical engineering and automation technology, IT and telecommunications at South Savo Vocational College (Esedu). In addition, the project creates a modern welfare technology learning environment to be used for teaching and learning at Esedu.

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HYTEKS - Learning environment for welfare technology

  1. 1. HYTEKS - Learning environment for welfare technology 31.8.2015 Teija Räihä
  2. 2. Welfare technology means various technical solutions that are used for maintaining and promoting the quality of life, the welfare and health of elderly who live at home. 2
  3. 3. Purpose and objectives The purpose of the project is to plan, develop and evaluate the teaching and learning of welfare technology in studies of e.g. social and health care, electrical engineering and automation technology, IT and telecommunications at South Savo Vocational College (Esedu). In addition, the project creates a modern welfare technology learning environment to be used for teaching and learning at Esedu. Central targets: 1. To develop the study program of welfare technology as a part of the basic examinations of social services and health care, electrical engineering and automation technology and IT and telecommunications 2. To create a modern welfare technological learning environment where the the teaching and learning at Esedu corresponds to the present-day expertise 3. To promote international benchmarking and thus support the development of top expertise at Esedu 3
  4. 4. Basic information of the project Implementation 1.1.2015 - 31.12.2016 Funding EAKR, The Regional Council of South Savo Budget 423 112 € 4
  5. 5. Population by age and sex in 2030 and 2050, prognosis in 2012 5
  6. 6. Dependency ratio of the population 1865-2060 6
  7. 7. The competence need of welfare technology The target of the training experiments is  To respond especially to the competence needs of social services and health care as well as welfare technology.  To consider the future competence needs and the development and digitalization of technology.  To react rapidly to changes in the operation environment.  To obtain information in order to develop the examination system of vocational training and the structure and basics of the examinations.  To develop the basics and training of examinations emphasized on the maintenance of assistive devices, the basic level of social services and health care, emergency medical care and welfare technology. (The Finnish National Board of Education decision 75/422/2014, 27.6.2014) 7
  8. 8. Actions 1 Jan - 30 Jun 2015 Drawing up of the action plan Requirement specification Steering group meeting on 25 May. Benchmark: Sastamala municipal education and training consortium, Home project and welfare technology training on 27 May. 1 Jul - 31 Dec 2015 Architectural design Tendering The evaluation and requirement specification of alternative premises (Inva WC, shower rooms, rehabilitation classroom, ambulance) Steering group meeting on 18 Nov. Welfare technology training: BLC 15 Sep, MPY 6 Oct, Arctic Connect 24 Nov Benchmark: The Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences smart home 28 Aug, Denmark/Odense 22-25 Sep, Germany/Düsseldorf (Rehacare) 14-17 Oct, Assistive Technology Fair 5-7 Nov, FinnSec Fair 18-20 Nov. 1 Jan - 30 Jun 2016 Execution of the learning environment Tendering Welfare technology training: Innohoiva on 26 Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr Benchmark: The Finnish Medical Convention/Nordic Health Technology & eHealth Forum 13-15 Jan, ITK 13-15 Apr, TerveSOS 2016 18-19 May. 1 Jul - 31 Dec 2016 Execution and final check of the learning environment Implementation of the learning environent for welfare technology Welfare technology training: Sep, Oct and Nov Benchmark: Medical Fair Asia 31 Aug -2 Sep, Good Age Fair 2016 20-21 Oct, FinnBUILD 12-14 Oct 8
  9. 9. Results 1. Esedu is a developed, modern and up-to-date learning environment for welfare technology where the use, service and installation of various assistive devices, safety solutions and welfare technology instruments are practised. 2. Esedu has created a learning environment for welfare technology, offering support for purchasing assistive devices and welfare technology as well as solutions at home. 3. Regular welfare technology training and promotion events are arranged for the staff and students of Esedu in order to direct collective development and to develop the welfare technology training. 4. Esedu has utilized national and international operation models (benchmarking) to find and apply good practises of the welfare technology learning environment and training. 9
  10. 10. 10 Contact: Teija Räihä PhD, MSc, MA Project manager HYTEKS – Learning environmet for welfare technology Phone 044 7115826 Email teija.raiha@esedu.fi

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