Periodic Reporting for period 2 - TeSLA (An Adaptive Trust-based e-assesment System for Learning)
Berichtszeitraum: 2017-07-01 bis 2019-03-31
The system has been developed taking into account the requirements of quality assurance agencies in education, privacy and ethical issues, and educational and technological needs throughout Europe. Along the project, 22.941 learners (including 860 SEND students) and 457 teachers have tested the system in the 7 Higher Education institutions in real learning settings. It has been used in Moodle, Blackboard, yOUlearn, Koppa and the UOC virtual campus. It has contributed to stimulate research and innovation in the e-assessment field, thus reinforcing the principles of flexibility, mobility and accessibility that characterize e-learning.
WP2. Conceptualisation of the e-assessment field. Main results: 1) development of an educational framework and a common e-assessment framework. 2) Guidelines and recommendations for accessibility design and adaptive approaches to deal with SEND students. 3) Specification of the educational functional requirements for the TeSLA system, and use cases. 4) webinars to train teachers. 5) Syllabus and guidelines for teachers.
WP3. Integration of data protection and ethical dimensions both at project level and TeSLA system. Main results: 1) provision of legal documents (like student’ consent form, ethical approvals and Data Processing Agreement. 2) Audit of the privacy filters put in place in the architecture of the TeSLA system. 3) National appliance of GDPR and update of a legal framework according to Article 29 Working Party. 4) Report of Legal and Ethical Advisory Group. 5) Guideline with Ethical Recommendations. 6) National appliance of GDPR and update of a legal framework according to Article 29 Working Party.
WP4. Conceptualisation of quality assurance in online HE and in the context of the TeSLA project. Main results: 1) definition of pilots’ quality indicators. 2) Documentation and evidence collection to external reviews of the pilots by the panels of external experts. 3) ameta-evaluation methodology of the e-assessment framework. 4) Quality e-assessment framework for European Quality Assurance Agencies. 5) Training on e-assessment quality of 41 international experts.
WP5 and WP6. Specification of the instruments used, conceptualisation of the TeSLA system and its implementation. Main results: 1) specification of the TeSLA e-Assessment Portal together with the interfaces to the different sides with a special focus on the implementation of the instruments, and administrator tool. 2) Analysis of the partners’ learning environments, design of the architecture of the TeSLA system and definition of the TeSLA plug-in. 3) Implementation of the TeSLA system in an iterative strategy (Alpha, Beta and Release Candidate version of TeSLA system). 4) Teachers visualization of results (Audit Data). 5) Accessibility features deployed.
WP7. Design, scheduling and analysis of pilots execution. Main results: 1) Definition of the pilot coordination protocol and contingency plans. 2) Analysis of the pilots and Guidelines for teachers. 3) Tutorials to learners. 4) Development of learning scenarios based on actual successful practice of the pilot institutions. 5) Accessibility tests with participation of SEND students.
WP8. Development of a framework for pilot evaluation. Main results: 1) provision of the evaluation framework based on ointerviews with SEND students, focus group and pro-forma questionnaires addressed to students, teachers and other stakeholders involved in pilots. 2) Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of collected data. 3) Design of questionnaire to third parties who tested TeSLA.
WP9. has supported the acceleration of external dissemination and exploitation activities. Several industry contacts have been solidified during this period, in addition to other European organisations interested in the possible applications of TeSLA. Dissemination and communication tasks as webinars, website updates, video, events attendance, papers, have been carried out.
TeSLA project will reinforce European leadership in adaptive learning technologies presenting a safe and secure solution that will further enable e-learning to a wider audience. It will enable to conduct e-assessment activities more effectively and efficiently for a massive population of learners which will strengthen the competitiveness and growth of the EU e-learning institutions. From the technical point of view, it will facilitate the emergence of innovative businesses and create a digital learning ecosystem in Europe by linking relevant ICT stakeholders. Impacts across formal and informal education:
-Equal opportunities: TeSLA will increase opportunities for lifelong learning by distant online learning.
-Improved learner experience and flexibility: it more flexibility reducing mobility for face-to-face examinations.
-Educational models: TeSLA enhances existing educational models and bring education closer to people. Furthermore, earn the trust of accreditation bodies and governments on e-assessments will help organisations grow their online programs.