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Welcome to the IoT Pods for Workplace Training website. The website provides access to information, work-in-progress and outcomes of the IoT for Workplace Training Project being managed by Coleg Sir Gar in South West Wales. The project is funded by Ufi as part of its Manufacturing Skills Fund Programme.

The IoT Pods for Workplace Training project has the objective of designing and testing an Internet of Things (IoT) approach to the delivery of employee training, team working and job role support in manufacturing industry. It aims to explore the potential of innovative and emerging technologies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of skills development support for employees at the time and place of need in the workplace.

The core innovation in the project is the way it will exploit the peer-to-peer networking capability of modern mobile devices, their ability to flexibly screen-cast to smart displays, and in the usability of the IoT Pod mobile App. The system will be designed to be set up instantly, on-demand and wherever it is needed, which means that IoT training pods can be created anywhere in the production environment, with the aim of significantly improving training and support effectiveness.

The project will trial the use of the IoT Pod concept to deliver  work based learning with industry partners and will evaluate the effectiveness of supporting business improvement techniques training and other priority skills needs. It will also assess the transferability of IoT Pod use across other industry sectors and its commercial potential as a marketable work based training system.

Using the website

The pages in the navigation window provide access to the main project development areas: Technology enhanced workplace learning, IoT Pod systems design, IoT Pod prototype build & test, Training and support materials development and delivery, In-company trials and evaluation. Each page represents an area of action research and development and the outcomes are presented together with a narrative describing progress. Project participants have the ability to collaborate in content development and observers are encouraged to contribute to the topic forums. Other pages provide information about project management and background to the project including links to Ufi, Coleg Sir Gar and other related sources.

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