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2012-05-11 Demo at Welding Seminar, Trondheim, 11.5.2012

John B. Stav, Robin Støckert and Knut Bjørkli provided a demo of new activity based training methods at the one day welding seminar: "Trøndsk Sveisedag", May 11, 2012. The demo included usage of the welding simulator from the iQSim Leonardo da Vinci pilot project, in combination with the response system developed in the EduMecca KA3-ICT project.

(13 Jan 2013 - 00:27)
2012-05-11 Assessment for Learning Evaluation Workshop, Orkanger, 19-20.6.2012

The prototype of the Peer Learning Assessment System (PeLe), which is developed by HiST in the Done-IT project, is ready to be tested by external users during the fall 2012. 16 teachers and instructors, who have participated in the development and the first pilot testing in Norway and Sweden, have been invited to take part in a two day workshop in June. 

(27 May 2012 - 08:55)
2012-04-25 Assessment for learning instructor training course, Søderhamn

HiST and HCR organized an instructor training course in Centrum for Flexible Learning (CFL), Søderhamn, April 24, 2012, within the framework of the Done-IT project. The target group was instructors and teachers working at CFL, as well as several high schools from Mid-Sweden who are planning to start using the Peer Learning Assessment System developed in the Done-It project. 

(27 May 2012 - 09:06)
2012-04-25 SRS workshop for Swedish instructors, Søderhamn

On 25 April, Knut Bjørkli and Tord Tallmo gave a practical instructor training course addressing how to use the online Student Response System (SRS) to teachers from Bolnes and Søderhamn in Sweden. They wanted to explore the potential use of response technology in a variety of courses at high school level, as well as in vocational education and training. Workshops like this one are an important means with regards to the introduction of SRS in education and training.

(27 May 2012 - 09:15)
2012-04-18 Visiting the Varstroj Company, Lendeva

Personnel from Vitec and HiST recently visited the company Varstroj in Slovenia. The former manager of Varstroj, Arpad Koves, now at the welding institute “Institut za Varilstvo” organized the meeting. During the visit we studied the production of state of the art modern welding- and cutting machines, including cutting machines,  welding automation machines and robots. 

(27 May 2012 - 09:21)
2012-04-17 Video with Material Science Students use of PeLe, Trondheim

The material science course at HiST is drawing to an end, and approx. 60 students participated in the final testing of the Peer Learning Assessment System (PeLe) on April 17, 2012. They used the system to solve their 11th compulsory assignment which comprised 8 questions. During the first half of the assignment, the students solved their tasks and reported the answers by using their mobile devices, while Dr. Bergh used the next 30 minutes (second part) to provide immediate feedback to each task.

Video from the event:

(13 Jun 2012 - 15:58)
2012-04-11 NPRA is using SRS, Trondheim

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA) is using the student response system (SRS) during a two-day course in road-technology and road-construction, with 130 participants on April 11-12. The SRS is used to run factual quizzes aiming at measuring learning and comprehension.

The SRS facilitates increased feedback from the class to the instructors and vice versa. A majority of the participants are using their own Smartphones to participate in the polls. Those who don`t have access to a modern mobile device are able to rent an iPod from HiST.

(27 May 2012 - 09:27)
2012-04-02 Visiting the Company VIRS, Slovenia

Representatives from Vitec and HiST were recently invited to the SME company VIRS in Slovenia. VIRS manufactures temperature panels for cooling or heating in various industries. The aim of the visit was to study special welding production methods that require rapid cooling of the welded material, and discuss new international vocational education and training projects.

(27 May 2012 - 09:31)
2012-03-30 Mobile Response Technology Platform, Trondheim

Three first year engineering students from HiST are currently in the process of constructing a mobile platform that may be used to make solutions like the  Student Response System or the Peer Learning Assessment System available in areas that are not connected to Wi-Fi nettworks. The picture shows a prototype. It contains a complete portable response technology system with server, wireless access point and battery pack with charger. 

(24 May 2012 - 09:21)
2012-03-24 Response Technology Workshop in Trondheim

The online Student Response System (SRS) developed by HiST, has been used for 3 years. The online Peer Learning Assessment System (PeLe) is for the moment tested in several classes. In order to exchange experiences, HiST organized at March 23 a workshop for 25 teachers addressing use and implementation of response technology in education and training. The teachers worked in groups in order to highlight Do`s and Dont`s when using for instance the SRS.

(24 Mar 2012 - 12:09)
2012-03-21 Training methods from HiST are used in VET in Hungary

MHtE, The Hungarian Association for Welding and Material Testing, achieves good results by using Activity Based Training (ABT) methods in education of plastic welders. Each year, MHtE educates several thousand welders and material testers that are going to work in mechanical industry. Their courses follow the international certification system defined by the European Welder Federation. 

(24 Mar 2012 - 12:10)
2012-03-16 Material Science Students Experience with PeLe in Norway

76 civil engineering students in Trondheim used the Peer Learning Assessment System (PeLe) on March 13, 2012, to solve a compulsory assignment consisting of 8 questions. This was the second time the class used PeLe. 75 out of 76 students were satisfied or very satisfied with the new way of carrying out assignments in combination with immediate feedback and explanations.

(19 Mar 2012 - 07:55)

SRS 2.0, PELE 1.5, Eval 1.0 and iLike 1.0 are available for use.