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

Second Training Workshop for teacher trainers: León, Spain

Robert O'Dowd

Come and attend a free teacher training workshop about telecollaboration in Initial Teacher Education in León, Spain. The EVALUATE project is offering a second Teacher Training Workshop at the Universidad de León, Spain on 11 & 12 January 2018. This workshop is intended for teacher trainers working in higher education who are interested in taking part in the EVALUATE...

EVALUATE at the EAIE 2017 conference in Seville

Robert O'Dowd

The EVALUATE project was well disseminated at the recent EAIE conference in Seville, Spain. The EAIE conference is the biggest conference in international education in Europe and there were over 6,500 people attending this year. Our project was presented in two presentations which were attended by over 150 participants and was also described in an EAIE blog post explaining telecollaboration...

Teacher Trainers: Involve your students in a Virtual Exchange in the spring semester 2018

Robert O'Dowd

Do you work in inital teacher education? Would you like to give your students first-hand experience in communicating and collaborating online with classes of students from other countries? If so, the EVALUATE project  will help you to engage your students of teacher education in Virtual Exchange projects with partner classes in other countries. Read how the exchanges are organised and...