7th REVEAL conference … because learning happens everywhere!

La vita e bella Thursday 22 September 2016 to Friday 23 September 2016, Thessaloniki, Greece

The 7th conference on Competence Oriented Learning and Validation of non-formal and informal learning (VINFL) will be carried out on 22nd and 23rd of September 2016.
After the 10-years anniversary of REVEAL network conferences in 2015 in Mechelen (BE) the 2016-conference will be carried out in the city of Thessaloniki, hosted by the Aristotele University and the CEDEFOP.
This year the conference is organised by: Continue reading

Training course on validation in Peniche, Portugal

In the early days of March 2016 the IMPACT training course was held in the wonderful premises of the Escola Superior de Turismo e Tecnologica do Mar in Peniche, which is a branch of the Instituto Polytecnico de Leiria,  on the coast of the Atlantic. 25 participants from 10 European countries came together for 5 days to explore the potentials of competence oriented learning in connection with competence validation in their diverse working contexts.

The presentations held durilast-day-2ng the course can be found in the course area of the IMPACT Learning Space.

IMPACT partners at the 6th REVEAL conference in Mechelen

SONY DSCPROVIDE_day1_partnersAfter a nice partner meeting in the historic castle of Alden Biesen, where one of the IMPACT partners is located, the partnership used the occasion to jointly participate in the 6th European conference of the REVEAL Network, which represents Validation experts from all over Europe. The conference took place in the framework of the PROVIDE project and was held on Sept. 17th and 18th in the nearby town of Mechelen.

REVEAL is the Research and Evaluation Group for Validating, Evaluating and Assessing Informal and Non-formal Learning represented in 20 European member states. REVEAL owns the LEVEL5 validation system, which is used in IMPACT too.

You reach the conference documentation by following this link.

Findings of the IMPACT research phase

More than 250 professionals from different fields of education across Europe have taken part in the IMPACT survey and answered the questions.

in addition partners carried out desk researches on the state of implementation of ECVET in their countries and interviewed experts from the field.

Our Greek partner Georgios Zarifis from the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki has analysed the data and created a presentation which highlights the main findings.

Have a look at the impact-stocktaking-results

Invitation to participate in the IMPACT online survey

IMPACT is a research and development project that analyses web-supported learning and teaching in connection with the validation of learning outcomes. It aims at understanding how educational professionals use web-based learning environments and Open Educational Resources (OER) as well as approaches and instruments for validation of learning outcomes in their practice. The project aims at creating a holistic learning and validation environment and interfaces between existing web-based learning and validation instruments. This system shall be developed based on the feed-back and the requirements from practice – therfore we highly appreaciate your input and expertise. You may participate and support us on different levels:

  • Answer the questionnaire.
  • Take part in the My VITA Award about innovative approaches connecting competence based learning and validation.
  • Register to an individual or focus group interview in connection with the IMPACT webinar.

The online survey at hand consists of 4 parts: Introduction and demographic data; Utilisation of web-supported learning environments and OER; Validation of learning outcomes and connection to web-based learning, Establishment of a web-based validation instrument to connect learning assessment and validatio.

It will take you approximately 15 min to complete it and it will be open for answers until June.The answers will be available on our website in August 2015.

Thanks a lot for your committment! Your IMPACT team