Pilotproject MUM

With this program, from 2000 to 2006, there was both a student mobility as well as a pilot project, which is represented in the focus of the school program phase.

In exchange for our young people in initial training and as young skilled workers, we have a cooperation with our partner school in Sandefjord / Norway. In 1999 and 2001, one group of students from the career field V - Holztechnik had a mobility with this project. In this project, the German handy-crafts graduate students have integrated it as a part of their practical training.

Leonardo Pilotprojekt MUM


In this project partnership, there has been a multilingual educational software developed for a fitting technique by the independent learning of students in their initial vocational training. The project was completed and carried out in the period from 1996 to 2000.
Along with our partners in Italy and Sweden, we have seen a need to standardize the curriculum. This is an appropriate media for the field of assembly technology in these countries.
Another partner for the project could be obtained and become SCHLESWIG AG, and then the learning system in practical training should be applied. The Institute for Professional Education at the University of Hanover analyzed different learning software for vocational training.  The technical implementation of the product was taken over by a technology and media company (Berlin). Two years after the termination of the project, the product market has matured and it is now available to schools and businesses.

Background of the Project

In the course of scientific monitoring of the BLK-model LEARN Center (see Herbert Tilch, Wolfgang Biel (eds.): Self-directed learning in VET, Bremen 1998) to the vocational school of Rendsburg, it  turned out that there was a big demand for qualification of the self-directed, but lifelong learning is, in many areas still lacking the appropriate media.

A similar project was also in talks, in which we have led with the plan through Socrates - exchanges with colleagues from England, Denmark and Sweden.

The project responds to needs identified by a part of the teaching and training plan of the participating schools and businesses while harmonizing the objectives and contents. Starting from this base will be a curriculum developed through which the trainees, students and young skilled workers and technicians will be taught through methods of self-directed learning in both the operational as well as in the school situation.

Project History

In the first phase of the project, within the partnership  it was desired to create which contents of a multimedia software for assembly equipment for the professional II with emphasis on the industrial occupations would be included. The partners provided rough ideas.
During the first project meeting on 17 and 18 March 1997 in Rendsburg, the participating schools agreed to answer and create a questionnaire for the assembly technique with the help of the information of the CD-ROM.

MUM Software

The activity was led by a working group, consisting of the German partners, to implement a table of contents for the information system. The content structure provided the basis for the specifications, while the technology and media has been created.

In close cooperation between the University of Hanover, technology and media, and the vocational school of Rendsburg, an expanded table of contents and the screenplay for the informational were developed. The key decisions were made during a meeting in Hanover on the 13th of June 1997. According to the plan, the foreign partner to the detailed script writing and media choice is not involved.
The timetable had to be modified several times to establish the content, because of coordination with foreign partners, as well as the coordination between the German partners in the preparation of the script took more time than originally planned.

The implementation of foreign language texts of the information carried by train to train the programming of the script pages - technical program implementation. The approach to translation was discussed in the partnership at the project meeting in Berlin on 23/24. 3. 1998. The partners are still dealing with the translation, so that currently only some parts of the foreign-language information are available.


The vocational school of Rendsburg - business, engineering, agriculture - and of technology and media GmbH have in the course of the pilot project introduced the project at several fairs and exhibitions. During the 1998 INTER SCHOOL, 16 until 20 February 1998 we presented the project and a first demo version of the software on the status of the BIBB.

   MUM presentation


On the 3rd and 4th of December, 1998, the EU Commission in Brussels organized the exhibition Training 2000. Again, we were able to introduce the project and a design of a workshop. First we showed parts of the Swedish version of the multilingual educational software for assembly techniques. We had many contacts with other pilot projects and there were many requests for cooperations.

From the 4th  until 5th of March 1999, we presented the project to the INTER SCHOOL / DIDAKTA in Stuttgart on the stand of the Commission of the EU. The project started with a presentation at the Conference "Multimedia in vocational education and training" of the BMBF on the 1st and 2nd June 1999 in Munich. Wolfgang Biel and Per Ryden showed the work of the partnership.

Final Session

The final meeting of the project was held on the 20th and 21st of January, 2000 in Rendsburg. During the meeting, the partnership was the final report prepared for the project. Subsequently, the pilot project of the interested public, and colleagues from the country was presented. The press reported on the presentation.

Here are some impressions:

 final MUM meeting
Herbert Tilch, Antonio Saitta
 final MUM meeting
Jürgen Mumm, Jutta und Roland Weißenborn, Wolfgang Biel, Hans Kathmann
 final MUM meeting
Peter Hinrichsen explains the results of the evaluation
 final MUM meeting
Per Rydén, Antonio Saitta und Wolfgang Biel mit dem Projektträger "Getriebe" im Lernzentrum der Berufsschule