What Is EVALUATE?

EVALUATE is a European Policy Experiment project funded by Erasmus+ Key Action 3.

This experimentation will evaluate the impact of telecollaborative learning on student-teachers involved in Initial Teacher Education in the participating European countries and regions. Telecollaboration, also commonly known as Virtual Exchange, involves engaging trainee teachers involved in Initial Teacher Education in task-based interaction and collaborative exchange with fellow trainees in other locations through online communication technologies.

The guiding research question for the study is: “Will participation in telecollaborative exchange contribute to the development of competences which future teachers need to teach, collaborate and innovate effectively in a digitalised and cosmopolitan world?”

For more information or to find out how you can get involved in the project, contact: evaluateprojecteu@gmail.com

 

EVALUATE final conference: 4-6 September in León, Spain

Robert O'Dowd

Save the dates: The final conference of EVALUATE will take place at the University of León, Spain in collaboration with the UNICollaboration Organisation for Telecollaboration and Virtual Exchange on 4-6 September 2019. The conference will have NO attendence fees and welcomes presentations and discussion groups on the theme of Virtual Exchange and Initial Teacher Education. There will be...

EVALUATE at UNICollaboration 2018

Robert O'Dowd

The EVALUATE team presented its progress with their European Policy Experiment looking at the impact of Virtual Exchange on over 30 international partnerships at the UNICollaboration conference in Krakow, Poland recently. You can find the powerpoints here on our dissemination page:...

Data analysis session at León

Robert O'Dowd

On the 12-13 January members of the EVALUATE research team carried out a data analysis session on the 20+ Virtual Exchanges that took place in the winter semester 2017. The aim of our European Project Experiment is to identify the impact of telecollaborative exchange on students of Initial Teacher...