Resources and outputs

MACHINA ONLINE COURSE

The MACHINA Vocational Open Online Course (VOOC), hosted on OpenLearning platform, acts as a wide access delivery method for the project’s curriculum on the field of Machine Learning. The MACHINA VOOC is a flexible, self- guided modular online course for ICT professionals, who seek to improve their skills, knowledge and competencies in Machine Learning methods and use cases. It reflects the structure of the MACHINA curriculum and comprises versatile training and assessment materials, including presentation files, video lectures, infographics, practical exercises, case studies, and multiple-choice questionnaires. The course is taught entirely online; there are no rigid pathways and learners can establish their own learning schedule to best address their needs and training priorities.

Join now a growing number of ICT professionals and take part in the online course “Machine Learning skills for ICT Professionals”, delivered by the MACHINA partnership.

The MACHINA online course is available in 6 EU languages:

EnglishFrenchGermanItalianGreekRomanian.


PILOT DELIVERY OF THE MACHINA ONLINE COURSE

The MACHINA curriculum was pilot delivered online from 9 May to 1 July 2022, with the actual participation of target groups, and overarching purpose to evaluate the educational value of the developed learning materials. In total, 156 learners enrolled in the MACHINA VOOC, attending learning materials of 500 hours duration. Overall, the process recorded very positive attitudes and comments from testing participants on the educational value, usefulness, and technical operation of the online course, who expressed interest in exploiting the MACHINA educational resources. Participants also provided valuable feedback for improving learning materials and fine-tuning the online course. The attached report summarises the main findings and the evaluation results from the pilot delivery of the MACHINA curriculum.


POSTER & FLYER

The project brochure and poster provide the most important information about the project’s partners, activities, and goals. Take a look!


THE 1ST DIGITAL PRESENTATION

The first digital presentation of the MACHINA summarizes the project’s main activities, the project goal, target group, and main outputs. For more details, please take a look at the first digital presentation.


THE 2nd DIGITAL PRESENTATION

During the second semester of the project, the MACHINA partners collected evidence on workplace requirements regarding ML skills. The project partners then defined six learning units based on analyzing the collected evidence and identifying each unit’s knowledge, skills, and competencies. For more details, please download the second digital presentation.


Registry of Machine Learning online job vacancies

USEFUL INSIGHTS ABOUT THE MOST REQUIRED CHARACTERISTICS FOR MACHINE LEARNING RELATED JOBS

The Registry lists online job vacancies by means of which organizations and enterprises from the 5 partnership countries (France, Germany, Italy, Greece, Romania) search for suitable candidates to fill Machine Learning related positions in different industries and economic sectors.

The database comprises 59 records. Please consult our registry on AirTable.

Please note that the positions listed in the table might not be vacant anymore. The purpose of this list is to analyse the most required characteristics of Machine Learning positions and thus to contribute to improving skills intelligence in the field and provide an open access source for all interested parties.


Registry of Machine Learning educational and training offerings

A PRACTICAL AND USER-FRIENDLY OVERVIEW OF THE AVAILABLE MACHINE LEARNING TRAININGS IN THE EU

The Registry lists existing formal (HE, VET) and non-formal (online courses, seminars) Machine Learning related training offerings, as identified by MACHINA partners. Its aim is to provide an overview of existing training programmes and educational initiatives focused on ML related skills.

The database comprises 55 records from the 5 partnership countries (France, Germany, Italy, Greece, Romania) and beyond.

Please consult our registry on AirTable.


Registry of Machine Learning practical applications

UNIQUE INSIGHTS FROM MACHINE LEARNING PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS IN DIFFERENT FIELDS

The Registry gathers actual Machine Learning (ML) applications/use cases in different industry settings (e.g., banking, health, retail, finance, public sector), to demonstrate the potential of this disruptive technology in making our lives better and more convenient.

 The database comprises 28 records. Please consult our registry on AirTable.


Report on Machine Learning (ML) learning outcomes

The report analyses the main evidence drawn from skills intelligence gathering activities and labour market investigation to define learning outcome that will make up the skeleton for the creation of a comprehensive VET curriculum on Machine Learning, to address the current and future technical and non-technical skill needs of ICT professionals.


Report with MACHINA curriculum structure

This report defines the structure and characteristics of the MACHINA VET curriculum on Machine Learning for ICT professionals. The MACHINA VET curriculum, referenced to the 5th EQF level, is organized around 6 learning units, which are further broken down into 27 lessons.


Methodology for the validation of the MACHINA learning outcomes

The methodology outlines the steps for the assessment, recognition and validation of the MACHINA learning outcomes, as acquired by learners in formal, non-formal and informal settings.


Package with educational resources in Machine Learning

A package of versatile educational resources to support the delivery of the MACHINA curriculum. The project’s training offering includes presentation slides, lecture notes, Questions and Answers, case studies, practical exercises and multiple-choice questionnaires.

Materials are available in EnglishFrenchGermanItalianRomanian and Greek.

Feel free to download materials, and start your learning journey in the exciting world of Machine Learning!


3rd digital presentation

During the third semester of the project, the MACHINA partners continued to work on creating additional materials and videos for the project’s six learning units. They also produced the trainer’s handbook and the VET integration guidelines reports. For more details, please download the third digital presentation.


Trainer’s Handbook

A complete guide for ICT trainers on how to deliver the MACHINA curriculum in formal and non-formal settings. The guide provides instructions on how to a) train ICT workers (incl. I-VET students) with the use of the MACHINA educational resources, b) develop additional materials in accordance with the MACHINA learning outcomes and c) access, use and facilitate the MACHINA VOOC.


VET integration guidelines

A report with guidelines on the introduction and integration of the developed MACHINA learning units into existing training courses for ICT Professionals.


MACHINA PILOT ONLINE COURSE

Our pilot online course on Machine Learning (ML) is available from 9 May to 3 June 2022. Participation in the online course is entirely free. Just click on the button below and sign up with your email.


4TH digital presentation

In the fourth semester of the project, the partners finalized a series of educational materials and also launched a pilot online course “Machine Learning Skills for ICT Professionals”. For more information, we recommend downloading the fourth digital presentation.


MACHINA PROJECT STATEMENT OF SUPPORT

The MACHINA project Statement of Support document is now available online. This document aims to motivate Machine Learning stakeholders, such as IT companies, sector representatives, VET, etc.,  to support the recognition of the validity of the MACHINA project’s learning outcomes and to contribute to the advancement of the project’s objectives. Please look at the document and declare your support if you desire!

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