Some feedback gathered in the piloting:
"Perfect guidelines for self-learners! They are the essence of what you might find in a few methodology books." (a self-learner from Poland)
"Content and linguistic exercises have been well structured and helpful to gain some knowledge about international healthcare" (a teacher from Poland)
"Well-designed modules. Language level is very appropriate, the modules are easy to understand, but contain a lot of new technical vocabulary that can be learned smoothly because the video clips and reading are clear and well-contextualized " (Alberto Alvarez Lugris)
"To my way of thinking the module was very useful and helpful. The variety of exercises developed my students’ communication skills. I also like the idea with the app because it's comfortable and easy-to-use." (a teacher from Poland)
"Working with the module was quite fine, it was a good experience useful for my professional career." (a self-learner from the Czech Republic
"I am lost for words, it was superb." (a self-learner from the Czech Republic)
"I think it is a model suitable for home learning, for self-learners. I found phrases I will definitely use in my professional career." (a self-learner from the Czech Republic)
"I believe that this module can be implemented in many situations, such as foreign language courses within the nursing curricula, as well as for the purpose of preparing students for Erasmus mobility programmes." (A teacher from Czech Rep.)
"Very good, useful and very instructive module." (A Self-learner from Ireland)
"I am surprised how great it is." (A Self-learner from Ireland)
"I think this subject is necessary nowadays and it’s good and impressive that you made it accessible for all people!" (a student from Poland)
"Inspiring experience. Good luck to all of you." (A teacher from Lithuania)
"Interesting videos, topic is useful according to the current world situation." (a student from Poland)
"Opened my mind to many intercultural subjects!" (a student from Poland)
"I like it. A perfect way to improve English." (A student from Lithuania)
"Rich vocabulary bank; listening tasks are transcribed so it helps with better understanding." (a student from Poland)
"Instructive, professional, logical, interesting." (A self-learner from Slovakia)
"It is really great - very nice, clear and helpful! We can learn from platform a lot! Super for self-study!" (a student from Poland)
"The cartoons were the most interesting form of learning." (a self-learner from Poland)
O3 - A4 Pilot action – testing and evaluation
The pilot testing phase of HELP has now finished. However we would still appreciate your feedback! If you have used our products and wish to tell us your thoughts on them, please contact Emma Beatty at email@example.com . Thank you, we are grateful for your time and comments.
Test the learning content and environments, developed in previous activities in practice and to gather information on how to further develop /improve it.
This means that we tested for:
- suitability in formal learning settings the testing in training institutions mainly based on the HELP learning materials – printed version and audio-video material, evaluating content, methods, supporting media and results; verifying suggested proceedings, environments for learner-centred and cooperative learning, (self-) assessment tools etc.;
- suitability of the platform for formal learning arrangements/cooperative learning settings – user friendly interface, presentation, functionalities etc. and for informal learning for healthcare students, healthcare professionals working abroad and for professionals working in the countries who need to improve competences for working in medical tourism or other environments that require professional English and intercultural competences. This includes the assessment of the guide for self-paced learning.
Once pilot implementation is finished, the data were assessed and improvements defined. An emphasis was given on the exchange of experiences and good practices between the partners. Finally, improvements were agreed and implemented.
P4 developed a pilot plan template and questionnaires. Based on templates, partners presented their pilot plans and translated questionnaires (if necessary) to assure quality and provide guidance to the piloting process;
Partners presented national pilot plans. Due to the targets established above, the mentioned tools will have to include these target groups and specify sections/approaches that will be tested.
Based on national reports, each partner prepared a file with suggestions for further development for discussion and approval by P2 and partners. Obvious mistakes or weaknesses were communicated as soon as they are identified during piloting and were corrected immediately.
Piloting workshops were organised in order to explain the new tools and approaches to pedagogical staff and students, explanation of the assessment tools and as an invitation to contribute. Partners also dealt with the challenge to involve healthcare professionals who work abroad and/or in their countries (medical tourism) that will test the informal learning offers. In order to have a reasonable number of qualitative feedbacks, at least ten informal learners did the testing from each testing organisation.
Focus was on qualitative evaluation. Statements and numbers from the questionnaires were gathered and a national report was prepared and presented in digital form to participants, key players and stakeholders as well other interested parties. The overall piloting report was presented by the WP leader (P2) and is available in English for to all interested parties.
03 –A3.1: Pilot Plans, questionnaires and interview guides
03 –A3.2: National and overall piloting reports
03 –A3.3: Database with Pilot data of HELP linguistic and intercultural relevance
|O3-A4 PILOT ACTION – TEST AND EVALUATION work package leader: P2 Fast Track into Information Technology Ltd. (IE)|
|P2 all||Provide overview template which modules and tools will be piloted by the partners||15.04.16||Update by partners|
Partners to fill in the template and to send back to FIT
|30.04.16||Need to align “Piloting” phase with schedule of the academic year at the universities.|
FIT to prepare an overview on planned piloting and suggestions to reach a well-balanced piloting of the products
|25.05.16||Send to partners for check before discussion in Rostock|
|P2, all||Fine tuning of the piloting in partner countries at Rostock meeting||02.06.16|
|P4, P2||Presentation of pilot plan and questionnaire templates||02.06.16||
Templates for piloting plans and piloting questionnaires will be prepared by P4
Due to the targets established in the work package, the mentioned tools will have to include students, trainers, informal professional learners and specify sections/approaches that will be tested
Presentation of Pilot Plan
Based on templates, partners will present their full pilot plans and translated questionnaires (if necessary) to assure quality and provide guidance to the piloting process.
Partners present national pilot plans..
Will develop Piloting report template
Preparation of national and overall piloting reports
National report will be prepared and presented in a digital form to participants, key players and stakeholders as well other interested parties. The overall report will be available in English to all interested parties (partners may decide to translate and to present (partly) in national languages).
Focus will be on qualitative evaluation.
|All national pilot results will be presented during 5th partner meeting in Ireland||end of February / start of March 17||Based on national reports, each partner will prepare a file with suggestions for further development for discussion and approval by P2 and partners.|
- Piloting Questionnaires
- Piloting Plans
- National Piloting Reports
- Overall Piloting Report
- Suggestions for further development
Lead Partner: P2 Fast Track into Information Technology Ltd. (FIT) (IE)
P1 Tecnalia Research & Innovation (ES)
P3 Faculty of Health Sciences, Palacký University Olomouc (CZ)
P4 Pro-kompetenz (DE)
P5 Klaipeda University, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health (LT)
P6 English in Medical Practice Association (PL)
P7 Slovenská Zdravotnícka Univerzita (SK)