WeCoRD Journal Article

Contribution: This study provides evidence for the benefit of short online courses for the transdisciplinary competence development of graduate students. It shows the significant challenges students face while learning, and provides instructional recommendations to improve students’ learning quality and professionalism. Background: Developing wearable and collaborative robots require industry collaboration and transdisciplinary competence. Industry’s involvement in long-term programs is becoming infeasible, and the nature of transdisciplinary learning has not been explored to inform instructional practices. Intended Outcomes: This study aimed to provide instructional recommendations based on an in-depth examination of a diverse group of graduate students’ learning and teamwork experiences as well as outcomes in a 5-day online transdisciplinary course. Application Design: Thirty-one graduate students of engineering, industrial design, and health fields from four countries participated in online mixed-discipline instructional sessions and teams to address a real industry challenge. A mixed-methods approach was used to examine students’ experiences and learning outcomes based on a competence measure, session participation data, student journal entries, team progress reports, team elaboration visuals, and final team presentations. Findings: Students’ knowledge of industrial design, medical considerations, ethics and standards, effective teamwork, and self-regulated learning were increased. Students’ high motivation helped them deal with the challenges involved. Daily student journals, team reports, and visual elaboration tools were found to be beneficial for determining the challenges and learning quality. The observed student progress within five days is promising, making it worthwhile to further explore the benefits of short online courses for increasing graduates’ readiness and establishing university-industry collaborations in education.

Full Article: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9998574



WeCoRD Website Analysis

You can find the report of the WeCoRD website, obtained through Google Analytics, from the link below.

Website Report: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pTLRuYf-PfziyvNpNzcXS936JQW1wCIc/view?u...


WeCoRD Curriculum

The main goal of this program is to develop transdisciplinary competencies of graduate students and professionals. Students must first complete the required courses to do their projects in the winter/summer schools. Elective courses to supplement core content can be determined by respective universities. WeCoRD coursebook and related instructional videos are available at Virtual Platform page in WeCoRD website.

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WeCoRD Textbook

This document contains detailed descriptions, references and exercises as background information to the WeCoRD course: ‘Open Educational Resources on Enabling Technologies in Wearable and Collaborative Robotics’. This information is complementary to the lectures, exercises and experience sessions that are organised on the occasion of WeCoRD. This document is organised in four chapters corresponding to the individual IO-modules IO1, IO2, IO3 and IO4.


European Robotic Framework for Bipedal Locomotion Benchmarking (EUROBENCH 2020)

You can find Ebru Kılıç Bebek's presentation in the Educational Wearable Robots webinar from the link below.

Webinar: https://eurobench2020.eu/webinar-educational-wearable-robots/



3rd International Instructional Technologies in Engineering Education Symposium (IITEE)

Discussing Modernizing Engineering Education through the Erasmus + Project Titled "Open Educational Resources on Enabling Technologies in Wearable and Collaborative Robotics (WeCoRD)"

You can find abstract proceeding from the link below.

Abstract Book: https://3rd.iitee.org/