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11 Jan, 2006
Tool to support placement-based learning.
An Open-Source, Reusable Toolkit to Quality-Manage Learner-Centred, Work-based Education, funded by the distributed e-learning strand.

Please describe the tool you are building

The tool provides a set of services for:

* specifying how the learning process is structured

* storing feedback about educational experiences

* discovering relevant learning opportunities

* monitoring and reflecting on learner’s performance

* quality assuring the educational processes

What problem do you see the development of this tool helping to address? (ie the rationale for your project)

The rationale is to:

* provide structure in un/semi-structured learning processes such as work-based or problem-based learning scenarios

* promoting reflective learning

* monitoring and quality assuring the educational experiences

Who do you see the being the primary user(s) of this tool?

The three main classes of roles supported by the tool include

* learners: to store, manage and reflect on learning experiences

* teachers: to view real-time feedback about events they’re involved with

* course managers/monitors: to identify problems (learner, teacher, event …) within a year, and compare year-on-year performance.

How do you see your tool being used?

* for end of module questionnaires

* for skills monitoring and supporting reflective learning

* for resource/event discovery amongst a distributed set of learning opportunities

To use your tool, what infrastructure etc (if any) will be needed? (ie - could it be used stand-alone? Would it need a VLE/other system to be in place?)

It is not expected that the tools will be used stand-alone, however they will be integrated in the demonstrators that will show such capability.The tools will integrate with other personnel and event management system, such as sweet.net, to provide basic management and calendaring capability.The rational for this is to allow each educational establishment to use their own educational and authorization systems, but then integrate the developed systems.

 

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