D-EvA: Practical Skills Evaluation with Digital Technologies in Teacher Education (2020-1-ES01-KA226-HE-095485) is an Erasmus+ project funded through SEPIE. D-EvA project seeks to develop innovative assessment practices in a digital era in the area of Teacher Education, aiming to support educator and educational leaders to improve their teaching and learning skills and bridging digital skills gaps of both students and academics in Higher Education.
According to recent studies (Digital Education Plan 2021-2027 in EU), the assessment system has been the most challenging aspect of a remote teaching and learning situation in the current pandemic crisis. Those assessment methods involving students’ practical skills which require a high level of interaction with others or with a work-based learning context are especially challenging.
The project aims to:
1) Develop e-assessment resources able to secure an authentic, sustainable and effective students’ assessment of their work-based skills;
2) Build the university teachers capacity to use e-assessment in an effective and coherent way, along with enhancing their digital competences;
3) Equip universities with mechanisms to change the assessment culture for good, organically incorporating digital solution to facilitate students learning.
The project is carried out in 3 development phases corresponding to 3 intellectual outputs (IO).
Phase I, related to IO1
Resources for e-assessment of students’ professional skills: study cases of real-life situations in educational centres (school placements, internship centres, university subjects as Practicum); e-assessment rubrics with their guidelines for using learning analytics, viva-voce feedback, virtual reality tools and gamification e-assessment.
Phase II, related to IO2
Open Digital platform providing open, free and technological solutions for assessing practical skills. Platform will be developed by:
- Assessing and understanding the context and the current state
- Generating a number of ideas and reflecting back on all the generated ideas.
- Prototyping and testing as many ideas as possible in a short amount of time with minimal resources
- User testing
- Refining prototype
Phase III, related to IO3
A professional development plan for university teachers in teaching digital competence and specifically e-assessment with innovative digital tools. IO3 is to provide: Open Education Resources, guidelines and methodology for implementation, including guidelines for autonomous implementation in Teacher Education schools; online peer- coaching support plan.
D-EvA Project is led by the Center for Research and Studies for Organizational Development (CRiEDO) from the Department of Applied Pedagogy, the Autonomous University of Barcelona, together with InterCultural Iceland (ICI), Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) and West University of Timişoara (WUT). Addressing school inclusion requires of a holistic and interdisciplinary approach, and our research consortium is formed by professionals from different area of knowledge and expertise and the transnational character of the project will provide an extremely useful knowledge since the four countries involved (ES; RO; NL; IC) must respond to similar challenges from four different systems of education and four different institutional frameworks and also the project will benefit from local expertise. Please visit the website of the projecy: https://d-eva.eu.