Digital technology does not only have a major impact on the way we work, it is also a critical resource of efficient teaching and learning. Despite this, Europe is lagging behind in the use of the Internet in the training and education sector when it comes to ePortfolios.
Thus, the project LEAP (“Learn, Engage, Apply and Perform”) aims to create a turnaround in the use of ePortfolios in order to foster the communication process between learners and assessors.
After months of intensive developing work, the LEAP platform and ePortfolio are ready for testing.
Since beginning of the project in September 2017, the consortium partners from Austria, Ireland, Portugal, Cyprus, Greece and the United Kingdom have put a lot of effort into the development of the LEAP ePortfolio specifications. Features, functioning and aesthetics of the LEAP ePortfolio like the user registration, VET course management and administration, or the use of reporting tools have been discussed.
All technical specifications have been implemented by BEST Cybernetics (Greece), first course details have been uploaded and integrated in the platform by all project partners, leading to a fully functional platform available at app.e-leap.eu. Now, piloting starts with the aim to test the technical functionality of the platform as well as any other aspect to see how the LEAP ePortfolio works in practice.
The platform’s aim is to support the communication process between learners and their assessors. Countless emails and folders of loose assessment sheets will be things of the past.
The LEAP ePortfolio offers the possibility for assessors to upload the assignments their students need to conduct. After having completed the assignments, the students can simply upload their completed assignments, which will then be reviewed by the assessors. Based on the assessors’ evaluations, the learners will get a clearly structured overview in their own ePortfolio about their course progress and performance.
All partners are looking forward to testing and thus collecting important feedback as well as recommendations from users – students and their assessors – to enhance the functionality in order to improve the platform for future use.
If you are interested in participating at the piloting or in learning more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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