Let Students Learn From Their Mistakes, Budapest

2012-03-07

The Peer Learning Assessment System (PeLe), which is developed in the ongoing EU-cofunded KA3-ICT project Done-IT, is for the moment tested in higher education, high schools and vocational education and training organizations in 5 European countries. PeLe combines two main issues, which every teacher deals with: Assessment and Learning. Assessments include testing students performance and measuring their knowledge.

One main purpose of the assessment for the students is the feedback. A very important component in learning is to make mistakes. PeLe creates a new arena where the assessment is used for learning, and not just for verification if the student got the answer correct.

PeLe is designed for use in ordinary classroom assessment where the teacher hands out a test on paper. Students instead of answering on paper, use a mobile device like for instance a Smartphone, to answer the multiple-choice test. The teacher has access to an interface where he/she may monitor student’s performance in real time. The teacher may immediately notice how many students obtained the correct answer on each question, and use it to immediately localize the problematic areas in order to let students learn from their mistakes.

The video shows Knut Bjørkli from HiST in Trondheim, using videoconferencing at March 6 to train vocational education and training instructors in the MHtE offices in Budapest, Hungary.

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