Title BASICON - Basic Competence for Construction
Project Number D/00/B/F/PP-112 108
Product E-BASICON (e-learning tool)
Title E-BASICON (e-learning tool)
Product Type open and distance learning
Visually interactive e-learning tool
E-Basicon is an innovative tool aimed at a basic qualification within the building profession.
·Complements the modules of transantional basic qualification in construction.
·Is a visually interactive tool that uses exemplary topics from the European Building Essentials modules.
·Is aimed for young people who have had negative experiences with learning institutions and who posess little knowledge of application of PC skills.
·Is easy to use; technical building know-how and skills can be practised and assessed with visually interactive exercises.
·Is available in Version 1.0 in the languages: Bulgarian, German, Finnish, Italian, Dutch, English and Romanian. Further languages can be integrated.
·Is HTML-based, needs no more software than Internet-Explorer 6.0 and is a low-output programme, and will not over-tax a PC. The programme can also be used in educational insitutions and SMEs that are not technically as highly equipped.
·Works as a standalone version, as an internet, or as an Intranet tool.
E-Basicon is a modular tool for learning, assessing and checking skills acquired during the work process. It frees the user from fixed working times and schedules and thanks to its modular structure, the user can start or re-start the programme at any stage at any time.
Each exercise is assessed in order to give the user feed-back on his/her level of competence. Assessment is made through a scoring system, and an evaluation commentary based on the points scored is offered after each exercise.
An handout to E-BASICON you can download in German and English.
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.
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