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 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...

Second EVALUATE Teacher Training Workshop: León 2018

Robert O'Dowd

Teacher trainers from around Europe and beyond took part in the second EVALUATE teacher training workshop at the University of León, Spain on 11-12 January 2018. These teachers worked with their teaching partners as well as members of the project team to prepare their Virtual Exchange projects for this...