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Piloting e Valutazione
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Piloting e Valutazione

Le idee e le metodologie del Campus ViCaDiS sono state testate e valutate sulla base di differenti parametri pedagogici:

  • Cooperazione interuniversitaria, in cui i social media giocano un ruolo essenziale. (TalkTech'09 - Multimedia Technologies)
  • Uso didattico dei social media all'interno di un corso (inglese tecnico, tecnologie multimediali, e-learning, technical placement, sviluppo sostenibile, learning automation technology, corsi estivi)
  • Mobilità virtuale (tecnica e didattica)(Cooperazione internazionale mobilità studenti, progetto 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:



Evaluation

La valutazione dell'ambiente ViCaDiS, sul grado di apprendimento da parte degli studenti, e sul grado generale di soddisfazione, è stata condotta utilizzando il metodo ZEF (www.zef.fi), che nasce da una modalità di pensare strategica e creativa, all'interno di un ambiente web.

Durante l'attività di piloting di ViCaDIS, si è fatto un grande uso di wiki, blogs e chat/forum, per portare a termine specifici compiti accademici. I Wiki, l'OU Blog e l'uso di chat/forum sono stati visti dagli utenti come le caratteristiche più importanti di ViCaDiS. E' apparso anche chiaro che gli studenti preferiscano l'utlizzo di blog e chat per comunicare i loro pensieri e le loro riflessioni, quando lavorano in gruppo su compiti simili. ViCaDiS si dimostra particolarmente efficace nel facilitare la comunicazione internazionale tra studenti, e in alcuni casi durante la fase di piloting, studenti internazionali hanno lavorato insieme sullo stesso compito. Questo gli ha permesso di conoscersi meglio e di interagire tramite metodologie meno comuni nelle normali impostazioni universitarie.

The end of the evaluation allowed us to elaborate the pedagogical settings of the ViCaDiS pilot courses, the pedagogical patterns to use web 2.0 tools in academic education, and a guide on how to use ViCaDiS.

All the results are included in the Multilingual Set of Guidelines which is on book, DVD and online at www.vicadis.net/set.

  1. I found using the ViCaDiS Wiki beneficial
  2. I found using the ViCaDiS Blog or OU Blog beneficial
  3. I found using the ViCaDiS Chat beneficial
  4. I found using the ViCaDiS Flash Cards beneficial
  5. I found using the ViCaDiS Video aula beneficial
  6. I found using the mobile aspect of ViCaDiS beneficial
ZEF

 
 

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