An interdisciplinary masters course and further education in Ambient Assisted Living

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Author(s)Maxine Saborowski
In the talk, we will present the concept for our new Masters course in combination with an advanced vocational training in the field of “Ambient Assisted Living (AAL)”. The programme aims to train employed persons to become experts in ‘AAL product design and consulting’. AAL tries to let older people benefit from new information and communication technologies (e.g. through smart-home technologies that allow them to live at home independently).
Starting in the winter term 2013/2014, the Alice Salomon – University of Applied Sciences Berlin will offer a part-time interdisciplinary Masters course in the area of AAL in cooperation with the Hochschule fuer Technik und Wirtschaft – University of Applied Sciences Berlin. The course will be developed in line with the “Tuning Educational Structures in Europe” model. Therefore, it will be recognised and relevant across Europe. Individual modules from the course will be offered to a wide variety of people in the context of further education and continuing vocational training. In the vocational training as well as in the Masters course the participants will be studying in interdisciplinary groups: We aim to bring together people from the disciplines of humanities, the engineering sciences and design. The participants will be trained to develop, produce and design AAL technologies, as well as to advise on, plan for and evaluate the deployment of these technologies.
The project “MAAL – Master in Ambient Assisted Living” is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF).
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