The focus of the Deal with digital work-based learning (D-WBL) project is on providing training opportunities for the design of Digital WBL experiences.
To contribute to this main objective, we have create a Guidelines gathering different digital technologies with respect to innovative pedagogies, in which the Trainer can orientate him/herself for the choice of the most appropriate approaches based on the learning objectives that the Digital Work-based Learning experience will have to achieve for the students. We hope this effort will be useful for VET Trainer, to whom we believe it will provide a paradigm and a key for the evaluation of the innovative pedagogical approach, to better position and qualify the Digital WBL, to make explicit those elements of quality in the design of Digital Work-based Learning.
So, the aim of this guide is to assist all people involved in Vocational Education Training to understand, reflect on and improve practices in Digital Work-Based Learning.
For this, we have had the collaboration of multiple stakeholders from different countries. Their contributions allow us to answer in chapter 2 D-WBL approach, some questions from new challenges in VET on its way to a more extensive and deep digitization: What do we mean by digital WBL? What is “good” digital WBL good practice? What (good) practices are there of digital WBL? and What are digital WBL scenarios?
Trough chapter 3 Good practice in D-WBL, you can find a brief theoretical overview about Digital WBL, collecting the main content of the knowledge generated in the research process: literature review and stakeholders experience give shape to five sections related to the five main topics on which D-WBL is based:
3.1 Compentences in D-WBL for VET, 3.2 Teaching-learning methodologies, 3.3 Interaction-networked community, 3.4 Content and resources and 3.5 Assessment.
After these theorical background, chapter 4 VET Practice Evaluation Tool presents an online tool to evaluate a specific digital VET practice. This VET Practice Evaluation Tool (VPET) will help you to reflect on a VET practice that you are developing or implementing.
Finally, chapter 5 Good practices examples and VPET application presents a set of existing good practices from different countries and contexts, and examples of how to use VPET to evaluate some of these good practices.
You can find the pdf version of the Guidelines and the online version of it in the project website.