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/
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.
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.
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/.
The EGU – as one of the biggest European Conferences for Geosciences is bringing together scientists from several very different disciplines. Outreach, education and media are becoming more and more important, independent from scientific topics. At the EGU several sessions and workshops were organized about it, and WATCHME made first step´s to this community and took the opportunity to be generally presented, to network and exchange information and knowledge.
On the 17th of April the 2nd General Assembly Meeting took place, followed by the 2nd Review Meeting on April the 18th. The team evaluated second year's progress and made specific plans for the third and final year.
During the 20th Graz Conference on Medical Education Medical and Soft Skills: Teaching and Learning, Mira Mandoki, Chantal Duijn, Harold Bok & Wim Kremer won the prize for best poster presenatation. Congratulations for this wonderful achievement.
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