In order to be successful in your metal sector jobs you should also have some ICT skills in addition to your other technical and soft skills. This Module will enlighten you in some of the aspects related to Web 2.0 technologies and their extensions needed for your working life in the sector, together with giving you some information about efficient use of software in metal sector.
Technology has greatly impacted the metal sector industry in the past few years. One of the most important changes has been the proliferation of Web 2.0 and the effect that social media has had on influencing which professionals utilize extensively. In fact, social media play a larger role in grabbing and sharing experiences in professional decision-making process.
Facebook is, as usual, the platform of choice, with more than two-thirds (67 percent) of engineers favoring that channel, ahead of LinkedIn (43 percent), Google+ (33 percent) and Twitter (22 percent).
Learning is cited as the main reason for using social media, and 60 percent of engineers use these tools to help find new products or solutions.
Efficient use of software is also linked to Web 2.0 infrastructure, which allows you to locate the appropriate one by facilitating your search with others’ input.
ICT (information and communications technologies) is an umbrella term that includes any communication device or application, encompassing: radio, television, cellular phones, computer and network hardware and software, satellite systems and surely Internet, as well as the various services and applications associated with them, such as videoconferencing and distance learning. ICTs are often spoken of in a particular context, such as ICTs in education, engineering, etc. Therefore, our focus will be mostly ICT in engineering and particularly metal sector when we talk about ICT infrastructures for WEB 2.0 and technical software for metal sector.
Target group/intended audience:
Metal sector Production Managers and Engineers bearing controlling responsibility
- Improve ICT, WEB 2.0 understanding, get familiar with WEB 2.0, for improved utilization of WEB 2.0 tools for knowledge exchange in metal sector,
- Awareness of SW utilization and SW selection tips in the storage and maintenance control & management,
for increasing workplace activities‘ efficiency
Specific objectives; to be able to:
- Use WEB 2.0 tools,
- Understand storage and maintenance control & management SW,
Competences to be achieved: Be able to use WEB 2.0 tools for knowledge exchange; search, locate, utilize the most up to date software available for increasing the efficiency in industry using ICT.
Topics of the course:
- ICT, WEB 2.0 & SW for metal sector (10 hours of learning, timeframe 3 weeks)
- ICT & WEB 2.0 (9 hours of learning)
- SW (1 hours of learning)
Forms of learning: 100% Distance Learning with synchronous and asynchronous moments
- Basic knowledge of Internet, browsing,
- Basic knowledge of ICT,
- Basic knowledge of technical SW.
Course duration: Online and accessible with no limits
Assessment Methods and Weightings: Self evaluation & degree of satisfaction
- Activity 1: Study online
- Activity 2: Practice online
Steps to be implemented by the learner:
- Study online e-content,
- Apply learning via Internet,
Use available tools and experiment their usability in your daily activities.
CHAPTER 1 ICT, INTERNET AND WHAT IS MEANT BY THE TERM WEB 2.0?
CHAPTER 2 MOST POPULAR WEB 2.0 TOOLS
WHAT IS INSTANT MESSAGING AND HOW IT WORKS
Using Instant Messaging
BLOG – INTERNET DIARY
Types of Blogs
Blogs and Their Readers
Why metal sector Companies/Employees Create A Blog?
Your Own Blog
WHAT IS WIKI - COLLABORATIVE CONTENT DEVELOPMENT TOOL
Advantages of Using Wiki
Disadvantages Of Using Wiki
Using a Wiki and Getting Collaboration with Wiki
Using Wiki In Metal Sector
Examples And Potentia
GOOGLE DOCS AND GOOGLE DRIVE
How To Use Google Docs in Metal sector?
Getting Started To Use Skype
Use of RSS for the metal sector
How does tagging relate to the metal sector?
Examples And Potential
MASH-UPS & OPEN APIS
SOCIAL NETWORKING FOR ENGINEER
1. The Engineering Exchange
CHAPTER 3 SOFTWARE FOR METAL SECTOR
STORAGE CONTROL SOFTWARE
Examples from Market
MAINTENANCE CONTROL SOFTWARE
Examples from Market
HOW TO KEEP UP TO DATE
The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to serve several billion users worldwide. It is a network of networks that consists of millions of private, public, academic, business, and government networks, of local to global scope, that are linked by a broad array of electronic, wireless and optical networking technologies. The Internet carries an extensive range of information resources and services, such as the inter-linked hypertext documents of the World Wide Web (www), the infrastructure to support email, and peer-to-peer networks .
Internet surely can be used for example to communicate with partners, colleagues, friends, search for new information, new job, publish publications, advertising, etc.
Internet network users can use: online communication services, e-mail services, World Wide Web services, information search services, videoconferencing services, e-commerce services, application tools, distant learning and many more.
Web 2.0 is a second generation in the development of the World Wide Web, conceived as a combination of concepts, trends, and technologies that focus on user collaboration, sharing of user-generated content, and social networking . It is necessary to point out that technological progress is a key factor of modern metal sector industry. Web 2.0 technology has changed fundamentally the very nature of e-discussions in metal sector. General characteristics of Web 2.0 discussion tools are openness, freedom and collective intelligence.
It is a loosely defined term for web applications that go beyond displaying individual pages of static content and allow a community of users to interact with the site and each other by adding or updating the content.
Production engineer must use efficient software to facilitate production process. Selection of software should be done by considering the all plant and production details for the best electronic support.
Internet gives again huge options to select the right software for storage and maintenance control. Production engineer should decide on needs prior to updating and/or renewal of the software. Main consideration should focus on improvement of efficiency and cost/benefit ratio. First parameter to decide is, if the software will be installed in factory computers or it will be Web (cloud) based. Installed software are paid one time license fee, then future upgrades are supplied against a fee. On contrary, Web (cloud) based software are usually on rental basis changing from monthly to annually.
ICT, WEB 2.0 & SW For Metal Sector - Full Module
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