Hear From Expert, Prof. Ezio Fregnan

Educational Shortcomings & Robotic Ambassadors: Nurturing Digital Competencies for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

By IGI Global on Jul 20, 2023
Our current educational system falls short when it comes to addressing the knowledge challenges associated with the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the rapid technological advancements that are shaping both our personal and professional lives. However, amidst this backdrop, a remarkable story unfolds—a story of a robot that emerges as the ideal ambassador bridging the gap between technological expertise, interdisciplinary skills, and work culture.

The editor of the book, Instilling Digital Competencies Through Educational Robotics, Ezio Fregnan held a TED Talk, offering recommendations on equipping the younger generation with the necessary skills and knowledge to navigate the emerging paradigms of human-technology interaction, while also fostering their ability to thrive in the context of Industry 4.0 and the rapidly evolving digital transformation landscape.
Robo-experience: connections between learning subjects and learning objects | Ezio Fregnan | TEDxBustoArsizio
Our educational system is inadequate to face the challenges of knowledge connected to the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the technological evolution that is affecting the personal and professional life of us all. This story is about a robot, a perfect ambassador that managed to connect tech skills, disciplinaty skills and working culture This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
Educational robotics is a new teaching technology that aims to provide an interactive, creative, and innovative learning environment in which children can use robotics to investigate subjects such as physics and mathematics. Instructive, creative, and inspirational, this technology provides a number of benefits to education. In order to appropriately utilize this technology, further study on the opportunities and challenges of its successful integration into the classroom is required.
Instilling Digital Competencies Through Educational Robotics outlines the new work culture and training guidelines emerging from innovative educational robotics practices present in the new educational and training ecosystem. The text also provides guidelines to prepare younger generations to handle new human and technology paradigms as well as acquire effective working capability for Industry 4.0 and digital transformation scenarios. Covering topics such as working culture, digital skills, and STEM education, this reference work is essential for instructional designers, educational software specialists, academicians, administrators, managers, scholars, practitioners, researchers, instructors, and students.
  • Digital Capability
  • Digital Competencies
  • Digital Skills
  • Digital Transformation
  • Educational Robotics
  • Educational Technology
  • Industry 4.0
  • Organizational Psychology
  • STEM Education
  • Working Culture
9781799886532
Instilling Digital Competencies Through
Educational Robotics
Profs. Ezio Fregnan, Donatella Pinto, and Giuseppe Scaratti
© 2022 | 301 pgs. | ISBN13: 9781799886532
  • Covers Topics such as Working Culture, Digital Skills,
    & STEM Education
  • Ideal for Instructional Designers, Educational Software Specialists, & More
  • An Excellent Addition to Your Library
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Ezio Fregnan is Comau’s Academy Director, for which he coordinates worldwide innovative training programs for executives, professionals, and young talents. He was also Comau's Human Resources Training Director, for which he managed company training processes in 12 different countries around the world. He was also member of the FCA Global Training Committee, Coordinator of the FCA Global Manufacturing Training Community, Fregnan is an expert and Executive PHD Researcher on Work Organizational Psychology, Organizational behaviors, Change Management, Train the Trainers, Instructional Design, Educational Robotics, Industry 4.0 and Digital Transformation. He is also a member of General Counsel of Confindustria Innovative & Technology Services. Affiliate Professor at Catholic University of Milan and ESCP Europe Business School of London, he is the coordinator of many specializing and executive master’s degree programs, focused on Industrial Automation, Digital Transformation, and Innovation & Technology Management. Currently, he is attending an Executive Phd on Work Organization Psychology. Ezio Fregnan is author of numerous publications, including: “Gestire la formazione in una grande azienda”, Guerini e Associati, 2006; “Project and People Management: an operational toolbox”, Mc Graw Hill, 2011 published globally in Italian, English and Chinese; “Managing Challenges Across Cultures” Mc Graw Hill 2015 published globally in English and Chinese; “Giovani, Università e Azienda: il Nuovo Perimetro Formativo”, Pearson 2018.
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