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Title: Supporting life-long competence development using the TENComptence infrastructure: a first experiment
Authors: Schoonenboom, Judith
Sligte, Henk
Moghnieh, Ayman
Hernández-Leo, Davinia
Stefanov, Krassen
Glahn, Christian
Specht, Marcus
Lemmers, Ruud
Keywords: lifelong learning
competence development
Issue Date: Jul-2008
Publisher: International Association of Online Engineering
Abstract: This paper describes an experiment to explore the effects of the TENCompetence infrastructure for supporting lifelong competence development which is now in development. This infrastructure provides structured, multi-leveled access to learning materials, based upon competences. People can follow their own learning path, supported by a listing of competences and their components, by competence development plans attached to competences and by the possibility to mark elements as complete. We expected the PCM to have an effect on (1) control of participants of their own learning, and (2) appreciation of their learning route, (3) of the learning resources, (4) of their competence development, and (5) of the possibilities of collaboration. In the experiment, 44 Bulgarian teachers followed a distance learning course on a specific teaching methodology for six weeks. Part of them used the TENCompetence infrastructure, part used an infrastructure which was similar, except for the characterizing elements mentioned above. The results showed that in the experimental condition, more people passed the final competence assessment, and people felt more in control of their own learning. No differences between the two groups were found on the amount and appreciation of collaboration and on further measures of competence development.
Description: Schoonenboom, J., Sligte, H., Moghnieh, A., Hernández-Leo, D., Stefanov, K., Glahn, C., Specht, M., & Lemmers, R. (2008). Supporting life-long competence development using the TENCompetence infrastructure: a first experiment. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (Special Issue), 3(1), 53-59. July, 2008.
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