The TALOE (Time to Assess Learning Outcomes in E-learning) project has reached its end. The project ran for two years, co-funded under the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme, approaching the e-assessment concept by using technology for assessing students’ learning. Please find the full version of final project newsletter here.
It was funded on the premises of two previous initiatives. One was the ALOA model for the Alignment of Learning Outcomes and Assessment -, which uses the revised version of Bloom’s Taxonomy to establish the link between the LOs and general assessment methods. Our project used the same methodology with adapting it to the specific context of e-learning and e-assessment. The other main input for the project in particular regarding the template for describing the learning outcomes is the outcomes of the VIRQUAL project.
The partnership was led by the University of Porto and it consisted of five universities, two organisations of educational technology development and two international networks of educational professionals.
We thank you for following our progress and we hope that the results listed below will continue to be a valuable contribution for your professional work.
the TALOE Team
If you wish to get in touch with the team, please find contact details here.
The final seminar of TALOE took place in Brussels (Université Libre de Bruxelles) on 17 November 2015. Participants could learn and experiment the webtool to propose assessment methods corresponding to different types of learning outcomes/competences.
The first part of the TALOE workshop focused on the implementation made by the ALOA model of revised Bloom’s taxonomy and alignment of Anderson et al. The workshop was chaired by Alfredo Soeiro, Associate professor at University of Porto, Portugal, his presentation is available here.
The second part of the TALOE event presented a New web tool to support assessment of learning, application of case studies and debate about results. The workshop was lead by Sandra Kucina, Assistant Director of University Computing Centre University of Zagreb, Croatia.
The TALOE consortium held another successful webinar on 11 November about how the TALOE web tool works by helping teachers and trainers decide on the assessment strategies to use in their online courses. As the webinar was part of the professional events organized in the context of the United States Distance Learning Association National Distance Learning Week (USDLA NDLW) and it is the final TALOE webinar.
The lecture was held by three TALOE project representatives, Sandra Kučina Softić, Assistant Director for Training and User Support at the University Computing Centre University of Zagreb, Rita Falcão de Berredo, Head of the Research Support Office at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Éva Szalma, Project Officer at European Distance and E-Learning Network.
The recording is available here, and the previous webinars of the series are available here.
The fourth project meeting of TALOE was held in Madrid, Spain at the end of October 2015. The partnership focused on the overall review of the project and its results which have been achieved. Based on the feedback of the usage of the TALOE webtool, the partnership agreed it is to be very positive and they highlighted the importance of the translation and transfer of the tool in order to reach a wider public.
The TALOE Consortium held successful webinars during the project lifetime and will broadcast its last, free webinar tomorrow at 16 CET organised in the context of the United States Distance Learning Association National Distance Learning Week (USDLA NDLW).
You can see photos of the project meeting here, and watch the video (which is available in Spanish only).