Title mobile Performance Support System for Vocational Education and Training
Project Number 142788-LLP-1-2008-1-BG-LEONARDO-LMP
Product mPSS Evaluation Strategy and Plan/Measurement instruments
Title mPSS Evaluation Strategy and Plan/Measurement instruments
Product Type evaluation methods
Marketing Text An evaluation strategy document which defines key terms, stakeholders, evaluation aims and criteria along with the appropriate data collection and analysis techniques.
Main research questions and hypothesis behind:
How mobile devices can be used in education/training process?
As a tool to support educators mobile devices allow the recording and maintenance of the lessons take place, the instructional procedures, the type of mentoring and the pedagogical approach, the role of the teacher and students. On the other hand, mobile devices can be used as instructional tools to constructive learning. Mobile devices can be treated as tools that help students execute their tasks and promote the balanced development of their mental abilities by functioning as intellectual partners to the instructor and the learner.
Learning materials development
Course units can be project-oriented and designed by adding a technological angle in well defined educational tasks. Along the same lines, Colley and Steady (2003) address the need to produce innovative material that maintains a clear perspective on the learning goal. It might not be able to deliver three hour course on a PDA but is it feasible to deliver small learning activities and a number of documents, and exercises. To produce materials and design the content to be appropriate to stimulate and support the learner, knowledge of the technological constraints should exist. Consequently, to produce acceptable learning materials for mobile devices there is a need for educators, engineers, and computer scientists to collaborate and coordinate their actions and activities.
Mobile technology could be used in engineer and science education and training
Performance-centred pedagogical methods and instructional approaches could be applied
What is the role of the educators and the students in the design, development and implementation of the innovation?
Educators should be involved throughout the entire process of designing, developing and implementing mobile technology integration. Students need to have direct input on the process and features being developed. Additionally, educators need to be trained on how to apply mobile devices in their practices.
Collaboration among various stakeholders: educators, students/ learners, engineers, computer scientists.
What are the educational benefits and gains that can be achieved?
Research showed so far that through mobile devices reluctant learners can be motivated, hard-to-reach learners can be reached, various skills can be developed and improved as well as better communication among learners and between learners and instructors can be achieved. We perform an experiment in order to examine the integration of mobile devices and their effects on various parameters such as students’ learning, performance, and behaviour, before moving further.
researchers and educators in the area of e-learning and m-learning
human resoures development departments
Result The evaluation strategy triangulated different research methods (quantitative and qualitative), different types of experimental designs (pre-test, post-test with control group, and case study) different types of experimental subjects (students with different grade, and teachers), different types of data analysis (descriptive and inferential statistics), across different content domains.
Area of application Evaluation plan could be embedded in all phases of the mCLMS development and implementation - analysis, design, development and intergration in training and education.
Product Languages English