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POLICIES for Using Big DATA to Catalyze the Design of Effective Teaching, Learning, and Assessment at Scale.

The aim of the policy workshop was to raise awareness on the potential of analysis of data produced by learning technologies to catalyze the effective design of adaptive teaching, learning and assessment at scale. Our aim is to bring together quadruple helix representatives interested in exploring the state-of-the-art of learning analytics, as well as to be informed about opportunities and barriers for adoption. On behalf of project WATCHME Geraldine Clarebout and Marieke van der Schaaf were at the Pelars Conference: POLICIES for Using Big DATA to Catalyze the Design of Effective Teaching, Learning, and Assessment at Scale. This event took place on the 9th of November in Brussels. In the morning they gave a presentation about the project and in the afternoon a demonstration of the WATCHME E-portfolio system. In between the attending Policy-makers, government representatives, researchers, innovators and other interested stakeholders, could approach them for policy recommendations. Through live streaming this event was shared for the public. .

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Feedback with E-assessment, in E-portfolios

On November 8 Marieke van der Schaaf presented a Keynote at a conference about Technology Enhanced Assessment at Fontys University in Tilburg, The Netherlands. The subject of the presentation regarded starting professionals, like teachers and doctors, who learn a lot from feedback and assessment on the job. Crucial questions for their supervisors are: (1) to which extend is the (starting) professional capable to perform tasks with or without supervision? (2) How can I provide quality feedback and assessment in an efficient manner? E-assessment enhanced with learning analytics offer opportunities to provide in these demands. The aim of the keynote was to demonstrate how (starting) professionals can learn and improve their skills, to demonstrate how the project WATCHME indicates feedback and assessment by means of an e-portfolio enhanced with learning analytics.

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Are You a Classical or a Future Person?

Äli Leijen, Pihel Hunt and Liina Malva (University of Tartu) introduced the WatchMe project at a seminar “Are You a Classical or a Future Person?” on the 19th–20th of October in Nelijärve, Estonia. The seminar drew together a broad spectrum of stakeholders of teacher education – e.g. researchers, practicians, public servants. Äli Leijen gave an overview of the WATCHME project with a special focus on the development of the assessment matrix. Pihel Hunt introduced the EPASS system, just-in-time feedback module and visualization module. And finally, Liina Malva demonstrated the process of asking feedback in the EPASS system. More information: http://www.pedagogicum.ut.ee/et/uudised/oled-klassik-voi-tulevikuinimene.

By |November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Overall|Comments Off on Are You a Classical or a Future Person?

WATCHME presented at EBMA Academic Conference: Crossing Boundaries

On October 14 2016 Annemarie Camp and Geraldine Clarebout (UM) gave a presentation on the WATCHME project at a conference on Assessment: the EBMA Academic Conference: Crossing Boundaries in Exeter (UK) (http://medicine.exeter.ac.uk/assessmentmeded/). A group of 50 participants (researchers, assessment responsibles, physicians,…) choose to participate in this session. Questions were asked on how the scores were visualized, what the student model used as data input and whether this could be transferred to other institutions. Participants were also very much interested in the pedagogical student model and saw its potential!

By |October 21st, 2016|Categories: Overall|Comments Off on WATCHME presented at EBMA Academic Conference: Crossing Boundaries

WATCHME Conference on Education and Educational Psychology (ICEEPSY)

Äli Leijen from the University of Tartu participated in the 7th International Conference on Education and Educational Psychology (ICEEPSY) on the 11th - 15th October 2016, in Rhodes, Greece. Äli introduced the Watchme project and presented the results from the formative evaluation phase in pre-service teacher education in Estonia. Her presentation specifically focused on supervisors’ experiences with EPASS. The session was attended by 15 participants, including researchers, practitioners and psychologists. More information: http://www.futureacademy.org.uk/conference/ICEEPSY

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TEA Conference

Pihel Hunt and Gerli Silm (University of Tartu) participated in the International Technology Enhanced Assessment Conference (TEA 2016) which took place on 5-6 October 2016 in Tallinn, Estonia. The International TEA is a two-day research-led conference organised by The Open University of the Netherlands, the University of Tallinn and the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology. The key themes in the conference were e-assessment quality and technologies for assessment. Pihel Hunt presented on behalf of WATCHME, the results from the formative evaluation of the just-in-time feedback module in the Estonian context. More information: http://www.teaconference.org/

By |October 11th, 2016|Categories: Overall, Presentations|Comments Off on TEA Conference

WATCHME at the German Association for Medical Education

About 300 medical educators met at the conference of the German Association for Medical Education (GMA) in Bern to discuss the recent developments and innovations in the field. WATCHME partners contributed to the conference with presentations about “Entrustable professional Activities” (EPAs). The conference started with an inspiring plenary discussion of Olle ten Cate about the evolution of the EPA concept, which was followed by a highly interactive workshop on EPAs organized by Harm Peters. Ylva Holzhausen gave a talk about the students’ perception of the EPA concept. All presentations initiated interesting discussions and exchange with other medical educators.

By |September 20th, 2016|Categories: Presentations|Comments Off on WATCHME at the German Association for Medical Education

WATCHME presented at EC-TEL2016

Marieke van der Schaaf (Utrecht University) and Geraldine Clarebout (Maastricht University)  presented the WATCHME project during a workshop on Teaching Analytics organized by the LEAs-box project (www.leas-box.eu). This workshop was organized on the EC-TEL 2016 conference in Lyon (France), the 11th European conference on Technology Enhanced learning (13-16th September 2016- www.ec-tel.eu ). The aim of the WATCHME project was presented with a current state of the art. Additionally a demonstration of the EPASS system was given with a focus on the just-in-time and visualization module. The student and supervisor view were both demonstrated. The workshop was attended by 15 participants, including educational researchers and teachers, allowing for an interactive session. Participants were especially interested in the underlying model and in the operationalization with EPAs and competencies.

By |September 20th, 2016|Categories: Presentations|Comments Off on WATCHME presented at EC-TEL2016

AMEE Conference 2016 in Barcelona

This year’s conference of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) took place in Barcelona between 27-31 Augusts. Over 3500 educators, researchers, administrators, curriculum developers, deans, assessors, students and trainees in medicine and the healthcare professions attended this conference to learn about and discuss the recent developments in the field. The educational partners of the WATCHME project attended the conference and presented their approaches to define, implement and assess “Entrustable Profesional Activities” in their curriculums and discussed the student’s perception on meaningful feedback on task-related expertise development in the workplace. Mateum had a booth presenting the EPASS system with the newly developed learning analytics in which potential buyers could gain an impression of the system usage. For more information, please visit the AMEE website (https://www.amee.org/conferences)                 GMA: 15.09-17.09.-2016 in Bern, Switzerland Overview WATCHME contributions during the GMA 2016: Thursday, 15.09.2016 ten Cate  & Michaud: Entrustable Professional Activities and the new objectives for undergraduate medical education in Switzerland (Keynote speakers) Kadmon M, Berberat P, Holzhausen Y, Maaz A & Peters H: Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) in der medizinischen Aus- und Weiterbildung (Oral Presentation)   Friday, 16.09.2016   Holzhausen Y, Maaz A & Peters H: Holzhausen Y, Maaz A & Peters H: Studentische Sicht auf das Konzept der Entrustable Professional Activities: eine Fokusgruppenstudie mit Studierenden der Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin (Oral Presentation)        

By |September 16th, 2016|Categories: Overall|Comments Off on AMEE Conference 2016 in Barcelona

Impression EARLI SIGs 10, 21 and 25 conference “Reflective minds and communities” held in Tartu, Estonia

On August 28-29 the EARLI SIGs 10, 21 and 25 conference "Reflective minds and communities" was held in Tartu, Estonia. The focus of the conference was on the methods that can be used for supporting reflection and how different actors might be engaged in the process of reflection in diverse contexts of education. Over one hundred participants from 19 countries took part in the conference. The WP6 team (Pihel Hunt, Äli Leijen, Gerli Silm and Liina Malva) contributed on behalf of the WATCHME project with an oral presentation “Would e-portfolio with learning analytics be an enriching tool in teacher education? The perceptions of student teachers”. The presentation gave an overview of the results from the formative evaluation of the just-in-time feedback module and showed the possibilities of the e-portfolio and learning analytics in improving reflection in teacher education. More information: http://earlisigtartu.ut.ee/.

By |September 6th, 2016|Categories: Overall, Presentations|Comments Off on Impression EARLI SIGs 10, 21 and 25 conference “Reflective minds and communities” held in Tartu, Estonia

Special interest in reasoning network used in WATCHME project to develop the student model, during presentation Geraldine Clarebout at EARLI

Geraldine Clarebout from the Maastricht University presented at poster on the WATCHME project on the conference of the Special Interest Group Instructional Design and Computers in Education of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI). The conference took place from 24 to 26 August 2016 in Dijon (France). The University of Bourgogne hosted this event. Participants were about 100 researchers in the domain of instructional design and computers in education. It gave the opportunity to discuss the student model with persons interested in education, and mores specifically with people who are looking at what can be done with learning analytics for learning. There was special interest in the reasoning network that is used in the WATCHME project to develop the student model. More information on the other contributions on this conference can be found on: http://leadserv.u-bourgogne.fr/earlisig6-7/index.html

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WATCHME presentation at Earli Sig 1 on assessment and evaluation

The Earli Sig 1 on assessment and evaluation took place between 24-26 August in Munich, Germany (http://www.earli-sig1-conference.org ). SIG was established as a platform for dialogue between scholars with a focus on classroom assessment and scholars with an orientation toward large-scale assessment and program evaluation. About 100 researchers and scholars in the fields of educational sciences and assessment from all over the world attended this conference. Educational and technical Watchme partners (Denise Janssen, Martijn Holthuijsen, Geraldine Clarebout, Jeroen Donkers, Bert Slof and Marieke van der Schaaf) did a joint demonstration Learning Analytics enhanced E-portfolios for Workplace Based Assessment in which they presented and discussed with attendees, how an e-portfolio can be enhanced with learning analytics. They presented the EPASS system, with the integrated learning analytics, which were developed in the Watchme project. The audience was interested in the usage of the system and the application of the enhanced EPASS system in their own universities. For more information, please visit the following link: https://www.conftool.com/earli-sig1-2016/index.php?page=browseSessions&form_session=6

By |September 6th, 2016|Categories: Overall|Comments Off on WATCHME presentation at Earli Sig 1 on assessment and evaluation