Title Validation of self-aCquired learning and cREdits trAnsfer in web design and compuTEr animation
Project Number 2011-1-BG1-LEO05-05036
Product Description of outcome-based units in web design and computer animation
Title Description of outcome-based units in web design and computer animation
Product Type others
The main aim of CREATE project is to propose modern methods and tools for assessment of the results of informal learning in two contemporary creative professions - web designer and computer animator.
In order to do that, first units of learning outcomes in computer animation and web design were written. The purpose was to assign methods and tools for assessment of the results of informal learning in those units. The units contain description of the knowledge, skills and competences that a beginner or an advances web designer/computer animator should have. Thus, the units are divided into two parts - 1st part EQF level 4 for beginners and 2nd part EQF level 5 for advanced.
Units of learning outcomes in web design and computer animation can also serve as a model for the development of other units for other creative professions.
Units of learning outcomes in computer animation and web design are available for download in .pdf at www.create-validate.org in English and Bulgarian.
The main aim of compiling this description of units of learning outcomes is to use it as a basis for assigning to these units methods for assessment of the results of self-acquired learning (or “informal learning”). Each unit is assigned with such methods and also each unit is assigned with the respective ECVET points depending on the unit’s relative weight with regard to the whole description. As a further step to the developed description – interactive tools for validation of the results of informal learning are developed.
There are two such descriptions of units of learning outcomes developed in the frame of this project – one for web designer and another one for computer animator. The aim of choosing exactly these two fields was that they are highly creative fields where most of the learning outcomes are achieved through certain kind of informal learning – during work; through daily interactions, sharing among peers etc.
Thus these two descriptions of units of learning outcomes and the methods for assessment of the results of informal learning can be used as an example for the development of other such descriptions with a special part for assessment of the results of informal learning included in them.
Each of these 2 documents consists of three parts:
1st part – general introduction about the project, the context, target group, the descriptions of units as well as job description.
2nd part - Description of Outcome-based Units in Web design/Computer animation Part I – EQF Level 4 (more basic level)
3rd part - Description of Outcome-based Units in Web design/Computer animation Part II – EQF Level 5 (more advanced level)
This description is divided into two EQF Levels because this way it is possible for a person’s outcomes of informal learning to be assessed and recognized:
a. if these are at a lower level (EQF Level 4) only;
b. if this person can cover both levels;
- trainers and instructional designers participating in validation procedures of informal learning;
- policy makers in the VET field;
- managers of VET centers;
Area of application
VET centres and organizations willing to assess results of informal learning in web design and computer animation and provide certification for this assessment can use the document for this purpose. However, in order that the process of assessment is complete, such organizations should complement this document by also using the interactive tools for validation of the results of informal learning and the manual, containing necessary guidelines (also developed in the frame of the current project).
Policy makers and instructional designers in VET can use this document as an example for the development of units of learning outcomes in other creative fields. Second, they can also use it as an example for the means of assigning ECVET points to units in view of credits transferability. Last but not least, they can use this document as an example of the methods that can possibly be used for validation of the results of informal learning.