Which learning environments are best placed to respond to complex training issues?

OD&M (Open Design & Manufacturing) is an international community that experiments with processes of experiential, distributed and collaborative learning on the themes of open design and manufacturing.

The aim of the platform is to innovate with traditional training systems so that they can produce professionals and knowledge that is able to face up to global economic challenges. Thanks to this three-year project, makers, university professors, researchers, students, and entrepreneurs from Europe and China, have experienced training courses, thematic events and international mobility that have allowed them to structure themselves as a learning community.

In collaboration with the University of Florence – DIDA, we have supported the building of this community, with online and offline tools, helped define the educational programme, identified the practical challenges that the students will have to overcome, organised events, and the circulated the results that have been achieved.