Title Virtual Pre-Incubator Accelerator II
Project Number LLP-LdV-ToI-08-CY-167808
Product Web Forum
Title Web Forum
Product Type website
Initially on the platform was created the ‘Vipia II - Project Development Web Forum’ which is a web place accessible only from the project members and actually was the meeting and information point for the project members for the guidelines, the development process and the problem solving process.
Then the actual lessons were created, one for every module, based on the Instructional design process. The structure for every course and every Learning object followed the Robert M. Gagne Assumption Theory steps:
• Gain attention
• Inform learner of objectives
• Stimulate recall of prior learning
• Present stimulus material
• Provide learner guidance
• Elicit performance
• Provide feedback
• Assess performance
The technical realisation for every module indicated the following blocks: calendar for major events, news forum, training material (Learning Objects, based on SCORM standards, activities and extra material.
The Learning Objects were created using the content created by the partners and were developed based the SCORM model (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) which is a collection of standards and specifications for web-based e-learning. It defines communications between client side content and a host system called the run-time environment, which is commonly supported by a learning management system. SCORM also defines how content may be packaged into a transferable ZIP file called "Package Interchange Format". SCORM is a specification of the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative (http://www.adlnet.gov). SCORM introduced a complex idea called sequencing, which is a set of rules that specifies the order in which a learner may experience content objects. In simple terms, they constrain a learner to a fixed set of paths through the training material, permit the learner to "bookmark" their progress when taking breaks, and assure the acceptability of test scores achieved by the learner. The standard uses XML, and it is based on the results of work done by AICC, IMS Global, IEEE, and Ariadne.After the Learning objects were created, with narrations etc, a quality control evaluation took place in order to assess the quality of the material and many amendments were made.
Target group Project Consortium, Participants in the training workshops
Result In a later face during the first pilot pre-testing and testing more technical evaluation remarks were made, basically indicating aspects of length of some modules, need for speed for downloading etc. All these changes were implemented by refining more the training material.
Area of application Online communication.
Product Languages English