Development of a fully functioning interactive online repository covering 2 main functions:

  • Training mechanism contributing to the development of participants’ new skills and experiences; give the possibility to business sector to train experts, to choose specific hardware repository for their needs, to speed up process in creating business values will be done during WP4
  • Interactive online repository – IO2 (TIB). That includes technology selection, technical concept development, repository/content development, simulation development, testing the repository in respect to the defined parameters and evaluation of and refining the repository

Fast growth of structured and unstructured data being available in large volumes becomes very difficult to maintain using common conventional methods and relational database management. Not only the data are being hard to maintain, sometimes choosing right approach, hardware platform and/or tool for specific purpose can be crucial for achieving result. Thus, different industries that are highly data intensive, or simply can benefit from use of data science, require support which can be delivered as high performance analytical tools and concepts to utilize large volume of data. This kind of instrument is represented by an interactive online platform with innovative technologies and tools. This mechanism can be applied in HEIs as well, since educational organizations are rarely equipped with a tool capable of gathering billions of data records, of their value comparison, of offering different types of simulations after the ingestion of this massive amount of inputs or having massive industry expertise in data driven decision making.

Project partners will therefore develop a fully functioning interactive online repository covering two main functions. It will represent a part of a personalised training mechanism which will contribute to the development of participants’ new skills and experiences by delivering educational/training material in full-scale training case (“from business problem to business usage”), innovative and interactive approach, filling the gap for increasing demand and limited supply of business efficient approach in training methods.

The repository will thus host the full learning materials (modules, presentations, handbooks, text, quizzes) to be used as improvement of current learning modules, to be used as core part of new learning modules or to be used for the self-study. To access the repository, users will login using their existing account (for example Google, Facebook, Linkedin) in order to guarantee a free access. For business sector the repository, on the other side, will be even more motivating since it will be possible for companies to train their experts in more efficient way, to help customers in process of choosing specific hardware platform for specific business needs, to speed up process in creating business value using data science and to lower risk related to level of outcomes that can be unlocked from often lucrative projects (they can unlock great value but at the same time they carry significant risk of not being able to reach to delivery point or to create value that cannot be captured). Additionally, given the fact that the business (industry) target group has certain characteristics which require a business-oriented training methodology, the repository will be action driven so that companies will be immediately able to see the relevance of each action to their workplace and understand benefits from using the repository.

The interactive online repository will be developed according to its two main features: content and simulation. The content is related to the standardized mode to present information and to manage community interaction, while the simulation will allow customers (both individuals/students and companies) to take advantage of innovation technology to easily integrate with their specific requirements and to obtain high relevant results that can go beyond traditional training use. Namely, while being able to simulate real use case customer can “deep dive” and take a look at every stage of the process as prototyping is being one of the most efficient way of learning but being hard to use due to case complexity (if simulation is not available).

Key elements of the interactive online repository:

  • – Place to store/use educational modules and repository
  • – Place to store/use practical exercises
  • – Place to store/use questionnaires (before – after)
  • – Place to store/use blog/discussion
  • – Place to store/use simulation environment (role model)

WP4 will produce the following deliverables:

  • 1 interactive online repository