Title BASICON II - European Building Essentials
Project Number D/04/B/F/PP-146 200
Product E-BASICON European Building Essentials
Title E-BASICON European Building Essentials
Product Type open and distance learning
eBASICON (E-learning-Tool) EE, LT, PL, CZ, HU, BG, DE, EN, FI, IT, NL, RO, AL: www.basicon.org.
A modular learning and test instrument for securing skills acquired during work processes. Learning time and amount are up to the user; the modular structure makes it possible to begin or restart at any point. User guidance is significantly reduced in order to allow all users to learn with the tool. The evaluation works with a points system (scoring), in addition the number of points achieved per exercise is commentated on with an evaluation text. Learning takes place on three levels: the visual-interactive level, the consolidation level and the glossary.
Target group Trainees, Trainers, Teachers
Learning with e-Basicon takes place on three levels:
a visually interactive level, an information level, and a glossary.
The visually interactive level
Topics from the European Building Essentials modules form the basis of visually interactive exercises and tests. Skills are examined and assessed through interactive tests.
The information level
This section acts as a kind of reference manual that can be used to search for the information needed in order to complete the exercises successfully. The corresponding tecnical informations are presented in more detailed terms, however without the interactive elements. The information level should be seen as an extra information and learning tool. The content corresponds to the European Building Essentials modules.
For nearly every exercise/test there is an illustrated glossary highlighting the most important specialist terminology. To work with the glossary, the user must select their source and target language from the menu bar.
e-Basicon exercise and test typology
In order to make the exercise structure easily understandable, transparent and consistent, the diversity of the exercises and tests is reduced, taking into account that the type of user may not possess the experience with such learning media.
There are three exercise and test types that form the basis of the e-learning tool. The choice of the appropriate typewas made with special consideration for the didactic and methodic aspects. The following question was therefore relevant: through which type of test can we present the necessary facts and assess the skills as clearly and as precisely as possible?
Added to this consideration was the idea that frustrating and negative learning experiences should be avoided. This means that on the one hand the user should be able to understand the exercise typology intuitively, so that he/she has no problem operating the programme, and on the other that he/she may not be confronted with uncorrectable negative results. Therefore the exercises may be repeated many times and the information needed to complete the answers successfully can be researched in the information level. The e-learning tool should consciously provide involvement with the content matter as well as a stimulus to learn, by offering the chance of attaining positive results through practice and repetition.
Area of application
Basic skills for construction professions
for qualification programmes and vocational training
The structure can be applied to other vocational content