WP 3: Assessment Tools
WP 4: Implementation of Assessment Tools
WP 5: Evaluation of Assessment Tools
WP 3: Theoretical and practical research is conducted in order to verify which assessment tools are available and how these tools can be used for online remedial teaching.
WP 4: To determine which pilot target groups will be chosen for the implementation of the online prior knowledge/entry assessments. In addition, methods of how to reach prospective students will be analysed. Finally and most importantly, the online assessments with prospective students will be implemented.
WP 5: To determine whether the online assessment tools have worked in practice and whether the online assessments tools have successfully identified strengths and weaknesses of prospective masters students.
WP 3: October 2006 – March 2007
WP 4: January 2007 – June 2007
WP 5: March 2007 – June 2007
WP 3: UM provides both overall management and acts as work package leader. In particular, WP3.1 is first drafted by UM. WP 3.2 is first drafted by Dundee. WP 3.3 is first drafted by FHL. WP 3.4 is first drafted by SU. The draft protocol of assessment will be initiated by UM.
WP 4: Dundee is work package leader and UM provides overall project management. Each institution will decide which target groups is chosen and how to reach these students before the start of the master curriculum (WP 4.1). After the correct target groups are chosen, the online entry assessment/prior knowledge tests are developed at each institution for each partner (WP 4.2). Finally, the actual online assessments will be conducted (WP 4.3).
WP 5: SU is work package leader and UM provides overall project management. SU drafts the first version of the evaluation instruments (WP 5.1). These instruments are used to administer the evaluations/online assessments (WP 5.2). Each institution will gather all the necessary data. The data will be analysed, evaluated and reported in order to determine whether the assessment tools have worked effectively and efficiently (WP 5.3).
WP 3: Accessibility is assessed by the Accessibility foundation. Project team members will try to pay attention to the needs of visually disabled persons. To ensure this further the project will involve the Bartiméus Accessibility Foundation as an external reviewer. They will be asked to review the initial assessment tools and the outcomes of this project. The Bartiméus Accessibility Foundation provides information, training and evaluation services to businesses, local governments and other organisations concerning the accessibility of the Internet for everyone, including people with a disability and the elderly. In addition, the Bartiméus Accessibility Foundation has a review service for the accessibility of websites and other web based products (ongoing evaluation scheme). Accessibility is part of the Dutch National Center of Excellence and member of the EU eAccessibility interim Expert Group. In 2003, they advised the EU on techniques and methodologies for evaluating Web accessibility. As a member of W3C they participate in work for the Web Accessibility Initiative (EOWG and WCAG).
WP 4: No subcontracting is planned for this work package.
WP 5: No subcontracting is planned for this work package.
WP 3: Research about various existing online assessment systems is done in order to assess technical, didactical and practical implementation possibilities of online assessment tools.
WP 4: The pilot groups are chosen on basis of the outcomes of WP 2 and WP 3. The online assessment protocol developed in WP 3.4 is used for the construction of the online assessments.
WP 3.1 Analysis of Online assessment tools
WP 3.2 Analysis of E-portfolio tools
WP 3.3 Open source vs. commercial packages assessment tools
WP 3.4 Draft protocol for Assessment
WP 4.1 Decide on Pilot Groups
WP 4.2 Creation of Online Assessments
WP 4.3 Conduct Assessment
WP 5.1 Create Evaluation Instruments
WP 5.2 Administer Evaluations
WP 5.3 Analyse Evaluations
List of students/target groups