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Piloting and Evaluation

The ViCaDiS Campus idea and methodologies were piloted and evaluated in different pedagogical settings:

  • Inter-university cooperation, where Social Media plays an essential Role (TalkTech'09 - Multimedia Technologies)
  • Educational use of Social media inside one course (Technical English, Multimedia Technologies, eLearning, Technical Placement, Sustainable Development, Learning Automation Technology, Summer practice)
  • Virtual Mobilities (technical and learning) (International Student Mobility Co-operation, ERASMUS).


The pilot evaluation was done on the different groups of students (undergraduates 590 students) in second semester of academic year 2008-2009 and on first semester of the academic year 2009-2010 and consists of different stages: to test ViCaDiS against its own requirements, for usability and desirability by the users (technical testing done using accredited methodologies from Isometrics and the Usability Lab of Microsoft); to evaluate ViCaDiS environment - against students learning attributes, user satisfaction using the ZEF method and tool (www.zef.fi). The Evaluation report is one important result at the end of the project.
The pilot courses were run on different levels and pedagogical settings:
  • Inter-university cooperation, where social media plays an essential role:
    • TalkTech'09 - run by UPT in joint with Bentley Uni and UNIPA - 15/10/09 - 20/12/09 - 81 students from different countries, different types of social media activities, several types of media used
    • Technical English - run by UPT in joint with OUAS - 15/10/09 - 20/12/09 - 46 students from different countries, different types of social media activities, several types of media used
    • E-learning - run by KTU in joint with BETI and UoB - 15/10/09 - 20/12/09 - 41 students from different countries, different types of social media activities
    • Web 2.0 Technologies - run by UPT in joint with Bentley Uni - 15/02/10 - ongoing - 27 students from different countries, different types of social media activities, several types of media used
  • Educational use of Social media inside one course
    • Summer practice in industry - run by UoM - period 1/07/09 - 30/09/09, 24 students from Hungary, different types of social media activities
    • Technical Placement - run by UPT - period 1/07/09 - 15/10/09, 178 students from Romania, testing the inter-operability between UPT eL environment and ViCaDiS different types of social media activities
    • Multimedia Technologies - run by UPT - 1/10/09 - 01/02/10 - 59 students from Romania, different types of social media activities, several types of media used
    • Sustainable Development - run by OUAS - I. period 01/10/09 - 26/12/09; II. period 01/03/10 - ongoing, 41 students and now 13 students from Finland, different types of social media activities
    • Learning Automation technology - run by OUAS - period 01/10/09 - 10/12/09, 13 students from Finland, different types of social media activities
  • Virtual Mobillities (technical and learning)
    • International Student Mobility Cooperation - run by OUAS - period 01/03/09 - ongoing, 27 students from different countries, different types of social media activities
    • ERASMUS - run by UoM - period 01/04/09 - ongoing, 66 students from different countries, different types of social media activities, several types of media used
All activities on pilots described in the Pedagogical Settings (printed, on DVD and online) http://www.vicadis.net/campus/course/view.php?id=54 All students were awarded at the end with a Certificate (included here a printed sample). Several courses are on-going or just started as is an after-project lifetime exploitation. At the end we ran for all students a post-piloting questionnaire and focus group as part of the evaluation:



 
 

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