Title ECVET-BASED TRAINING OF TRAINERS IN ORGANIC FOOD RETAILING ACCORDING TO "ECO QUALIFY" QUALITY ASSURANCE SYSTEM
Project Number 2013-1-BG1-LEO05-08698
Product e-learning training course
Title e-learning training course
Product Type open and distance learning
The e-learning training course and training components for it have been developed in the second phase of the ECVET-EcoQualify project.
The on-line course demonstrates how to apply the Methodology for EQF and ECVET-based training course for organic food retailing paying attention to the development in NQF in each of partner countries.
The on-line course is available in the following languages: English, Czech, German, Bulgarian, Italian and Turkish.
The e-learning platform has been created and administered by FORUM Berufsbildung – Germany.
One of the main project objectives was to create an e-learning course based on the Handbook "ECVET-BASED TRAINING OF TRAINERS IN ORGANIC FOOD RETAILING" in order to facilitate understanding of the ECVET Learning Outcomes Approach. The target group is: Trainers in the organic retail sector. The e-learning system is based on Moodle which is free and open-source, highly customizable, used to create websites with online courses, for blended learning, distance education, flipped classroom and other e-learning projects, used by schools, universities, workplaces and other sectors worldwide.
The content of the pilot training course consists of core chapters of the Handbook with essential EcoQualify documents, e-learning unit smaples on three topics (Organic Farming Basic Knowledge, Good Stoarage & Care of goods; Organic Farming Products and Marketing) and five professional profiles of organic retail. For the testing phase, assignments and multiple choice tests are included. The e-learning course is designed in 6 languages - English, Bulgarian, Czech, German, Italian, Turkish.
Target group Teachers and trainers, VET providers of services and trainers in the field of lifelong learning.
Per country 15 test persons expressed their assessment by the extent of their agreement with 10 different - positively worded - statements.
1. The topic was relevant for me.
2. The content was easy to understand.
3. The navigation in the module was logical.
4. I liked how the content was presented.
5. I understood the documents for the application of the EQF and ECVET learning outcomes approach.
6. I understood the examples and learning units showing the application of the EQF and ECVET learning outcomes approach.
7. I found the examples useful
8. The explanation and demonstration of the pilot course is in accordance with the national legislations and conditions in my country.
9. Now I know how to use the EQF and ECVET learning outcomes approach for developing my own learning units.
10. The tests at the end of each module/component are useful
The higher the expressed level of agreement, the more positive is the evaluation of the module. Each test-participant had to express her or his agreement to each statement by choosing one of the following response categories:
1 = strongly agree
2 = agree
3 = disagree
4 = strongly disagree
Additional to the fixed statements to open questions have been offered by the questionnaire, they provide some more information and specific insights of the participants, beside the average assessments.
Area of application
The ECVET-ECO-Qualify pilot training course was evaluated in all six partner countries. Participants were trainer, teacher, consultant and other stakeholder of the organic retail sector and of educational institutes. The best assessments gave the participants in Bulgaria (1.2) and Italy (1.3.) The less positive scoring came from participants in Czech Republic (1.9).
The assessments in the countries differ because of very different backgrounds and situations concerning the development of national EQF and ECVET frameworks.
In the partner countries, where the participants are less familiar with the topic EQF and EVET system Czech Republic, Germany) , the assessment and scoring is a bit less positive than in countries with very experienced participants (Bulgaria, Italy Turkey).