About us

About Fontys and its partners

Open Learning Labs is an initiave of Fontys Centre of Expertise High Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM). The courses are developed in cooperation with leading regional companies.

About the Open Learning Lab
Open Learning Labs stands for the development and organization of educational material that meets the needs of companies and employees in the top sectors High Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM) and Agrofood in the southern Netherlands region.

The Open Learning Labs consist of online and offline components that mutually reinforce each other: the study of the (free available) online self-study material is done in preparation for the lab work, whereby personalized learning arrangements are possible.

Within the Open Learning Labs, high-quality educational materials derived from business practice are developed in HTSM theme areas.


Structure and costs

The online course material (offered on www.openlearninglabs.nl) is available free of charge, has a modular structure and can be studied independently. The only condition for participation is (free) online registration. The online section serves as preparation for a lab session, where personalized learning arrangements are possible. These arrangements take place in the well-equipped lab environments of Fontys Hogescholen. A lab session lasts approximately three hours. This part of the course costs € 295. (After registration we will contact you about the invoicing.)

After completing both the online lesson module and the lab session, you will receive a Certificate of Participation from Fontys Hogescholen.

Purpose and result

The objective is to develop and organize (open access) educational material that meets the needs of companies and employees in the top sectors HTSM and Agrofood in the southern Netherlands region. We achieve this by setting up an online learning environment with open access learning materials, linked to flexible (offline) learning programs that are offered within practical laboratories of Fontys Center or Expertise HTSM.

This project focuses on strengthening the "Human Capital" in the high-tech sector, in the southern Netherlands region. Fontys is involved from its own mission to work together with government, institutions and companies on research and development for the innovation of the region and to invest in the ecosystem within which employees can (continue to) professionalize.

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Last modified: Thursday, 6 June 2019, 2:16 PM