A main aspect of the ATS2020 meeting in Zagreb was exchanging experiences in the classroom. At the moment, teachers all over Europe are testing the ATS2020 learning model an apply an ePortfolio approach with Mahara or OneNote!
Most teachers found the learning model very useful and examples for didactical scenarios and student ePortfolios can be accessed online at the ATS2020 Online Resources. Nevertheless, also obstacles were identified, like a lack of IT infrastructure and internet access and difficulties with shifting from traditional to learner-centred education. If you want to know more about the classroom experiences in different countries, check out our twitter-story #ATS2020 Piloting!
The ATS2020-Team also visited a school in Croatia and saw firsthand how the learning model is implemented through using OneNote/Office 365 in class. The topics was music instruments. They did research at home and collaborated as well as cooperated together to set up a presentation. In class they presented their outcomes and we were really impressed by their English skills! :)
More info, pictures and links can you find in my blogpost ATS2020 in Zagreb: Classroom Experiences!
Mahara @School in Spain
Mahara @School in Belgium
Mahara @School in Estonia
Learning Analytics for ATS2020
Another focus of the ATS2020 meeting in Zagreb was to explore possibilities for learning analytics in the project implementation. The project team had a workshop on learning analytics with Riina Vuorikari, researcher and part of the Information Society Unit of the European Commission’s in-house science service JRC-IPTS. She presented the report on Research Evidence on the Use of Learning Analytics.
Riina underlined, that at the moment learning analytics is supplier-driven. To develop a useful learning analytics application for education, it is necessary to consider also the demand of teachers and learners. Riina presented what kind of learning analytics solutions are applied in education in the EU at the moment. If you want to know more, check out my blogpost ATS2020 in Zagreb: Learning Analytics @School!
During the workshop, Andrea Ghoneim presented possibilities for learning analytics in Mahara.
At the moment also the Mahara Community works on a solution for learning analytics. At the start of 2017, the Advanced Analytics in Mahara-Project asked the Mahara Community which type of learning analytics could be useful for students, lecturers and administrators. Find here the main outcomes, including tracking interactions between learners, degree of usage, tagging and type of use!
Discussing Learning Analytics in Zagreb
Learning Analytics for Mahara
ATS2020 Learning Model
ATS2020 Resources Portal
At the ATS2020 Resources Portal http://resources.ats2020.eu/home you can find a literature review, learning designs, scaffolding tools, guides for tools and more!