Why This Domain?
The choice of tool(s) to assess and provide documentation for skills and competencies must reflect the training aims, learning situation, employment category and the specific technology at hand.
What Should You Expect After Domain Completion?
You’ll have learned what requirements assessment tools/approaches should meet. Also, you’ll have discovered some recommendations for tools that could support you whilst assessing learners.
Choosing the most appropriate tool(s) for assessment can help you to refine the on-the-job training for learners and ensure they are one step closer to achieving learning aims.
Please Familiarise Yourself With The Requirements Necessary for Assessment Tools and Approaches
- Closely linked to concrete on-the-job training courses
- At least partly digital (e.g., involves the use of technology, such as a mobile device to make a video showing how it works)
- Makes sense for the the individual learner
- Makes sense for the actual employee category
- Provides a valid foundation for assessment
- Encouraged but voluntary
- Mode-neutral (accessible via mobile device, Ipad, computer, or even ‘paper-version’ document)
Please Take A Look at Different Tools and Approaches Relevant for Assessment
- A mode-neutral portfolio created by the student (i.e., a folder in the computer) that relates to specific on-the-job training and the corresponding assessment.
- Dynamic in nature, learners reflect on their circumstances (role, etc.), as well as on organisational and personal values and beliefs in implementing the technology and making a plan for their own learning.
- For every training session, learners add documentation and certification of their progress to the portfolio. When they have completed a training session, they prepare another action plan with two primary functions: continued learning and ongoing reflections on the use of technology and newer practices.
- Not recommended for short, separate on-the-job training sessions
- Template provided (please download in the icon above)
- The choice of assessment tool implies choosing whether the assessment should take place individually or within a peer group. You can approach assessment as an interrelated part of the learning process and should preferably take place in a peer group (in close relation to the training). If this is not an option, you can assess digital skills by means of online assessment tools.
- A list of reflective questions (download the template in icon) integrated within training activities throughout the programme. Learners take a break to reflect and talk with their colleagues about what they have learned and how it can be used.
- Should be adjusted to the actual learning situation
- Could be used alone or in conjunction with an online tool
- Adding, removing, or changing the questions is possible when relevant in the local training situation and actual formulation of learning outcomes.
- Web 2.0 Platform can be used to store documentation, whilst mobile phones to produce documentation (via the It’s Learning app)