The Dieter Scheffner Center for Medical Education and Educational Research at Charité University Berlin, had its yearly symposium held between 19th and 20th of November 2015. Approximately 100 participants from all over Germany took part in a two-day symposium on the topic Entrustable Professional Activities in Medical Studies. Two guests speakers attended the symposium: Prof. Carrie Chen who gave a presentation titled “Applying EPAs to UME: Questions and Considerations” and Prof. Olle Ten Cate who gave the presentation “Entrustable Professional Activities – an approach to competency-based medical education and practice”. Links to the presentations: Harm Peters / Kuhlmey Olle Ten Cate Carrie Chen
December 14th the technical partners of the WATCHME project sat together to further discuss the requirements for the student model, the JIT module and the Vizualisations to be added to the e-portfolio. With collected input from the educational partners, workshops organized with users and expert interviews they succeeded in coming up with a list of requirements. Priorities were determined and it was decided to discuss the requirements resulting from the expert interviews with the educational partners. These discussions will be held after the first of March 2016
Congratulations to our project partners Netrom and Jayway, who were awarded with the Romanian and the Öresund Business Award 2015!
21th October 2015 Erik Driessen and Geraldine Clarebout from Maastricht University participated with the WatchMe project in a networking session entitled 'Scaling up Learning analytics: Innovating Europen Education' at the ICT 2015 Innovate, Connect, Transform conference in Lisbon. Together with the LACE-, PELARS- and iTalk@learn project they interacted on a number of statements formulated within four themes: Policy recommendations; Ethics, privacy and ownership; Impact on learning - pedagogical use of learning analytics; Technical aspects of learning analytics
Bert Slof gave a master class on the use of the E-Pass system of the electronic portfolio of WATCHME
On October the 18th, Bert Slof gave a master class to PhD students of the Interuniversity Center for Educational Sciences (ICO) The presentation can be read here, the response of the PhD students on the portfolio en the e-pass system were very positive.
The AMEE conference 2015 in Glasgow was attended by several WATCHME participants. At the preconference Harm Peters organized a workshop with Olle ten Cate, Asja Maaz, Ylva Holzhausen, Nienke Wisman-Zwarter, Reinier Hoff and Carrie Chen. This workshop focussed on designing and implementing Entrustable Professional Activities for translating competency-based education into practice. The workshop went very well, participants had many question concerning the implementation and assessment of EPAs and contact details were exchanged afterwards. Harm Peters, Asja Maaz, Ylva Holzhausen; Charité – Medical University of Berlin, Germany, Carrie Chen; University of California, San Francisco, USA Nienke Wisman-Zwarter, Olle ten Cate, Reinier Hoff, University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands Lisanne Welink; University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands and Ylva Holzhausen; Charité – Medical University of Berlin, Germany, had presentations about Introducing EPAs in undergraduate medical education. They were both presenting results which are also part of the WATCHME project. The session was well attended and contact details were exchanged after the session. Olle ten Cate, Marieke van der Schaaf and Suzanne Schut held the symposium The potential of big data and learning analytics to serve feedback, assessment and entrustment decision- making for training in the workplace. You can watch the video in AMEE’s archive Another presentation on behalf of the project was entitled Entrustable professional activities in competency-based veterinary education by C.C.M.A. Duijn, G.J. Bok, W.D.J. Kremer, Utrecht University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht, Netherlands Th.J. Ten Cate, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands M. Mandoki, Szent Istvan Egyetem, Budapest, Hungary Denise Janssen and Martijn Holthuijsen were present at the conference with an EPASS and WATCHME stand in which the many interested visitors received more information. On the conference several colleagues in the WATCHME project held presentations which are now
AMEE Live All sessions in Clyde Auditorium and Hall 2 will be streamed live to participants who are not able to be present in Glasgow and who have registered for the live stream. You can also access the stream during or after the Conference if there’s anything you would like to catch up on. The link below will be active from 0800 hrs on 5 September: Username: amee Password: glasgow2015 Login Link: www.ameelive.org/amee2015
On July 31 Lea’s Box organized the 1st Learning Analytics Summer Camp in Prague (CZ). The main goal of this summer camp was to bring together all the European players in the field of learning analytics and educational data mining, to find synergies and common goals and to see how we can work together to make a meaningful difference in the educational landscape with our efforts and results. Some projects joined us on site, others called in and joint the summer camp via video conference. For the WATCHME this was a great opportunity to discuss the challenges we face concerning the implementation of learning analytics and in bridging the gap between research, technology development and practice. We met with other European-funded projects, like the LACE project and of course the hosts of this event from Lea’s box, our sister project. Suzanne Schut (Maastricht University) presented the WATCHME project and gave an overview of the project’s aims, methods and results following the first year, as did the other projects. Not only did we exchange our knowledge and solutions, we also tried to clarify key questions, align common strengths and formulate joint solutions towards making learning analytics and data mining outcomes an everyday part of education. To share these insights and thoughts, but also the (future) lessons learned from our projects, we started working on a joint publication. This will be the next step and we’re looking forward to an inspiring and fruitful collaboration! Go here for more detail on the event, as well as some pictures and links to the presentations. On July 31 our colleague Suzanne Schut joined the 1st Learning Analytics Summer Camp in Prague (CZ) organized by our sister project Lea’s Box. This event
At August 28 2015 at tropical Cyprus several participants from Project WATCHME presented on behalf of the project in their own WATCHME symposium at the Earli-conference 2015 http://www.earli2015.org. Discussant of the symposium was prof. dr. Boud from University of Technology Sydney. You can look up the presentation held by dr. Äli Leijen (Tartu) and dr. Bert Slof (Utrecht) here . Prof. dr. Harm Peter's (Berlin) presentation is linked here. Other presentations were Entrustment and learning analytics in e-portfolios for workplace learning and assessment from dr. Marieke van der Schaaf en Bert Slof (Utrecht) and Participatory Design of a Learning Analytics enhancement E-portfolio: The Human Factor by Eelco Schreurs (Maastricht). Thanks to all members of WATCHME present at EARLI for this contribution.
On June the 18th the INTUITEL was held in Karlsruhe Germany. The presentations are published on there website INTUITEL now. On behalf of the project WATCHME, Ylva Holzhausen presented "WATCHME Workplace-based e-Assessment Technology for Competency-based Higher Multi-professional Education' You can read the full presentation clicking here
Users of the ePortfolio are eager to get an overview of what lies ahead of them – they want to know what goals they are working towards, what sub-goals and checkpoints they must accomplish and how close they are to reaching their goals. Read the full experience thanks to the detailed report about the workshop from Natalia
On the 16th of June we blogged this: On 15th April 2015 the LACE Initiative, a European Commission Support Action for the promotion of Learning Analytics, invited its members and associate partners into a Workshop event with the support of the European Parliament to discuss and propose possible EU Public Policies guidelines and best practices for fostering Educational Data Mining and Learning Analytics. During that Workshop on the 15th of April, Marieke van der Schaaf (UU) and Denise Janssen (Mateum) presented Project WATCHME the overview of the project. Look up this presentation here As a result of this meeting the initiative to write a LACE LAW manifesto was established . Today Marco Paini thanks all those who have contributed to the improvement of this document, and I would like to remember you that this manifesto is a living document, so new comments, suggestions and use cases are welcomed and can still be added to the document by contacting me in private. Please, feel free to share the document with your colleagues or to anyone you think can be interested in Learning Analytics at the workplace, and to share the link through social networks.