Title Virtual Academy Platform for Vocational Schools (VAPVoS)
Project Number DE/11/LLP-LdV/TOI/147 410
Product Industry Evaluation Report
Title Industry Evaluation Report
Product Type others
Marketing Text The main research questions of the industry survey refer to the use of microcontroller-technologies in the companies, the assessing of the vocational education and training and the use of media in education
To gather the requirements and needs of the industry we used the questionnaire method and developed an online survey with EFS Survey, a commercial survey tool. The survey was pretested. For the pretest a conventional pretest with a questionnaire by email and the think aloud method were be used. Four persons went through the conventional test of the survey, another four persons went through the test by using the think aloud method. A short description of the purpose and methods of the pretest are attached (in german language). Derived of the results of the pretest the questionnaire was revised and updated.
In a first step we conducted the survey with 387 companies in Germany. This survey took 4 months (from May 2012 to August 2012) and was completed, the results have been presented and discussed at the project partner meeting in Coventry, September 2012.
Result The results of the industry survey are not representative. But we provide recommendations as basis for the content-based design of the Virtual Academy platform. Together with the results of the Socio-technical Walkthrough-Workshop it is the basis for the further implementation and evaluation strategy of the platform. This strategy will be enhanced during project process by continuous feedback in the prototyping phase.
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