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Expert consultation on DigCompEdu self-assessment

Expert consultation on DigCompEdu self-assessment

Today we have launched the expert consultation on a first self-assessment tool for DigCompEdu. Join our community and you will be provided with more information on how to participate!

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Barbara Defreyne's picture

I want to look how the self assessment works.

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Christine REDECKER's picture

Excellent! Try it out here: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/DigCompEducheckin, using the password: Expert2018. And tell us whether you like it!

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Alvida LOZDIENĖ's picture

I have just finished to filling a survey of  this tool.

Now I am not a teacher. I am more as trainer of teachers. So, my answers are about seminars and workshops for  teachers of general (primary, basic and secondary) education.
In my opinion this Self-assessment tool is very useful for teachers and  for Continuing Teachers professional development centres. I think, we need translate this TOOL in all  Eupopean Languages

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Jonatan Skäryd's picture

I can't get the password to work. Are there different passwords for different accounts? 

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Jonatan Skäryd's picture

Sorry... Found the password in the other thread: Expert2018

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Christine REDECKER's picture

The password is: Expert2018. If it still does not work, please tell me and I will change the settings.

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Martina Emke's picture

Dear all

I have just filled in the questionnaire and generally find it a really helpful self-assessment tool.

However, filling in the questionnaire I was reminded how context-specific (language) teaching and learning is! Some oft the questions simply do not pertain to my teaching context as a teacher educator who facilitates teacher training workshops, and this is reflected in the answers I gave. Now I am wondering to what extent teachers/teacher educators/educators filling in the questionnaire might feel a little discouraged by getting a final statement that says „you are A1/…“. The way the statements are currently phrased seems to imply that it is mainly down to the teacher's upskilling whether they get to to the next level and become an expert or even a leader, completely disregarding that the teaching context and workplace conditions.

I am also wondering if a text like „You continuously reflect on and further develop your practices. Exchanging with peers, you keep updated on new developments and ideas. You are a source of inspiration for others, to whom you pass on your expertise. Chapeau!“ is motivating for teachers/teacher educators/educators who scored below C1, as it seems to suggest that continuous reflection, development and exchange with peers does not happen on other levels.

Maybe I am overcritical here, so it would be really interesting to hear the views of other community members.

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María Jesús GARCÍA SAN MARTÍN's picture

Thanks for the invitation and the survey.

I have been browsing it over, and I think it is interesting as an initial diagnosis tool, for teachers and for stakeholders too.

I think, though, that just by providing them with the tool is not enough, but a very good initiative. Now, the next step, from my viewpoint, would be advising them on how to improve their level, that is a roadmap for reaching higher levels, but I insist the survey is a great initial diagnosis tool.

 

Let's keep it up.

Best wishes to all

María from Spain

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Christine REDECKER's picture

I completely agree with you. I am currently working on inserting feedback into the report automatically generated by this eu survey tool. I will share with you when I am done. Obviously, this also can only be a first step.

I like the idea of a roadmap for reaching higher levels. Maybe that is something we could work on together here in this community. Another thing I was thinking of would be to provide links to national initiatives, training programs, OER repositories etc. So that this first diagnostic tool would become an entry gate to comprehensively developing educators' digital competence. 

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María Jesús GARCÍA SAN MARTÍN's picture

Perfect, and thanks a bunch!

I really like 'Another thing I was thinking of would be to provide links to national initiatives, training programs, OER repositories etc. So that this first diagnostic tool would become an entry gate to comprehensively developing educators' digital competence. '

In Spain, as you know, we have https://portfolio.educalab.es/ and I do think that this survey would be perfect as an entry gate to our Portfolio.

 

Great news, Christine, that we are on the same page!

Have a perfect day

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Mourad BENALI's picture

Hi Chrisitine, 

I'm Mourad BENALI, teacher from Morocco, interested in conducting research about digital competencier for teachers.

I filled the questionnaire and got the score. I have a question:

- I found that "Not at all" and "Not really" are not ranked, so How the following scores will be obtained for newcomer and explorer?

If your score is below 6 you are a Newcomer (A1)

 

If your score is between 6 and 20, you are an Explorer (A2)

 

By the way, I'm going to pass this questionnaire to a group of Moroccan teachers and will let you the finding.

 

 

Yours

 

Mourad BENALI

 

 

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Sara Trindade's picture

Hi Mourad!

i’ve also tested it with some Portuguese teachers. And made a Portuguese version of the questionnaire myself. Christine already has it!

best,

Sara Dias-Trindade 

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Mourad BENALI's picture

Hi Sara, 

Nice to hear you had the chance to translate and expriment Dig CompEdu CheckIn.

We are looking forward to translate  this tool to the Arabic and french languages in order to ensure a large diffusion around Moroccan teachers.

 

Yours

Mourad BENALI

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Christine REDECKER's picture

You are right. The first two answer options score 0 points. Successive options score 1, 2, 3 points. Which means that if you answer "Not at all" or "Not really" to all questions, you will have a total of 0 points. Which means you are a Newcomer.

Obviously, I am running this consultation also to get feedback on this so far very simplistic scoring mechanism ;-)

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Mourad BENALI's picture

Thanks so much for your prompt respose.

I have another question: how the follwoing scores are established?

If your score is below 6 you are a Newcomer (A1) , I assume a new comer will answer  with "Not at all" or "Not really" to all questions

If your score is between 6 and 20, you are an Explorer (A2)

If your score is between 20 and 33, you are an Integrator (B1)

If your score is between 33 and 46, you are an Expert (B2)

If your score is between 46 and 60, you are a Leader (C1)

If your score is above 60 you are a Pioneer (C2)

 

Yours

Mourad

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Christine REDECKER's picture

Well, for the time being, I applied the following scoring rule: 0 points for "Not at all" and "Not really". 1 point for "Somewhat", 2 points for "Yes", 3 points for "Yes, always/comprehensively/systematically". 22 competences makes a max. of 66 points. Newcomers and Pioneers are the highest/lowest 10%. Explorer = 10% to 25%; Integrator = 25-50%; Expert 50-75%; Leader 75%-90%. Somebody ticking "Somewhat" throughout would be an Explorer, I thought. Somebody choosing the simple "Yes" would be an Expert. Somebody choosing a mix between the two an Integrator. And a leader would have to click the highest category in at least two cases; a pioneer in at least 16 cases.

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Mourad BENALI's picture

Hi Christine,

Thanks so much for your feedback. Things are now clear from me.

Best regards

Mourad

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Stephan WABA's picture

Dear Christine,

I have just quickly completed the questionnaire to get a rough idea.

I will do it a second time to be able to give detailed feedback.

In my first impression I really like the depth and quality of the feedback given at the end of the survey. This is something we have to work on when adapting our national competence assessment tool digi.checkP. There, we only display bar charts reflecting the results, but we don't have that type of high quality feedback.

I'll post more detailed feedback shortly.

All the best from Austria,

Stephan :)

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Christine REDECKER's picture

Good to hear that you like the overall approach for the feedback. I am looking forward to receiving more detailed comments on how to improve the concrete feedback. BTW: there is a doc with the transcript of the content. I'll look up the link

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Mourad BENALI's picture

Hi Christine, 

I have been able to pass the questionnaire to more than 100 English teachers in Morocco who are know by their use of technology into the classroom. The process went well, i did not received any complaints or remarks.

Please, let me know , how can i share the first finding with you?

Yours

Mourad BENALI

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Christine REDECKER's picture

Dear Mourad,

This is great to hear! You can send me any further feedback via e-mail: christine.redecker@ec.europa.eu. BTW: we are currently working on a German version of the survey to be piloted with a small group of teachers - more on this later today or tomorrow. If you want, we could collaborate on producing a Moroccan version, enriched with links that are relevant to the Moroccan context. The only thing is that I don't think EUsurvey can deal with arabic letters, so that it would have to be in French or English or both. But I will check this out with the IT team.

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Mourad BENALI's picture

Hi Christine, 

Thanks for your prompt response. I did sent you the data by e-mail, you can find also some graphs.

I'll be more than happy to collaborate with you on producing a Morocan version ( If available, French language is fine with us).

With Regards

Mourad BENALI

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Diana Stark Ekman's picture

Hi

My colleagues and I will be testing this self-assessment with two groups of instructors, using a Swedish-language on-line variant. We'll be doing small group testing this summer, and rolling out the survey in September. I am curious as to how you all have presented your surveys- did you do check boxes, sliding scales, etc? When did you give feedback on each item? We are thinking that it might be best to get people to answer the questions, then get a pdf with feedback on each item at the end of the survey. We have lots of questions, of course, but also look forward to helping develop a much needed instrument.

Diana

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Christine REDECKER's picture

Dear Diana,

To see how we implemented it, try it out: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/DigCompEducheckin

We are now, after a series of workshops we had two weeks ago, in the process of thoroughly revising the item anwer options and the feedback provided. I will post once we have the new version, which I hope will be by mid June.

I have collaborated with German and Flemish experts on translating the content and moving it to the very same environment. The German version is here: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/DigCompEduQC-DE; the Dutch version here:https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/DigCompEduQC-BE-VLG. Please use "test" as participation code. I could do the same for the Swedish version - but ideally on the basis of the revised questionnaire. 

 

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