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

 

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...

Sign up for the León Teacher Training Workshop

Robert O'Dowd

All the information about the second EVALUATE teacher training workshop on telecollaboration in teacher education is now available on this website. If you would like to attend the workshop and run an exchange with your students in the spring term 2018, complete the registration form. This workshop for educators working in Inital Teacher Education will provide you all you need to know...