WP4 DEV - PILOT STAGE - Testing the framework and an evaluation report information model
WP Leader: UNIBO
Start Date: September 2010
Duration: 10 months
A “pilot internal evaluation” of a group of continuing education programmes (selected in every partner university/institute, at least 2 for each partner involved) will be conducted using the overall QA framework for Continuing Education (WP3) in order to verify its applicability.
The pilot stage will be developed in two parallel WPs: 4 and 5. WP4 intends to test a format to report upon the evaluation (self evaluation in specific) of continuing education programmes which should be applicable in different contexts. Furthermore the pilot will test the use of specific systems for data collection and information organization thanks to a web platform. To experiment these processes at European level can be really beneficial in order to test in concrete organisational aspects and practical solutions which could be implemented by HEIs locally in developing their QA system for Continuing Education Programmes.
Milestone 1 – EVALUATION REPORT INFORMATION MODEL
On the basis of the results of the Warsaw Workshop (WP3) partners will decide the set of information which will be included in the evaluation report according to the new QA framework for continuing education courses. Following the set up of the document the web form will be developed by the WP Leader (UNIBO)
Milestone 2 - TESTING THE EVALUATION REPORT INFORMATION MODEL
Partner Universities/Institutes will coordinate the own selected courses in writing the informative fields of the format. The report will be filled directly on the web form. (Instructions on the use of the web platform will be given during the Core Group Workshop/Pilot start in WP5 at MONTH 18).
At the end all the qualitative and quantitative information (the last one collected in WP5) will be organized in the common format through a publishing system already developed by the UNIBO’s IT services.
Milestone 3 - FEEDBACK ON EVALUATION REPORT FORMAT
A feedback on the documents will be asked and a final document will be available (Core Group Workshop 5).