As part of the D-WBL project, we are preparing a guide to help all those interested in choosing or generating good practices in Digital VET:
Guidelines for designing blended VET training courses
The guide is based on information obtained in collaboration with the project partners, using different sources and research methodologies:
- Analysis of the existing literature.
It is not easy to find specific literature on this topic, giving an idea of the youth of the subject and of the much work that still remains to be done, which is an extra boost for the participants in this project.
- Compilation of good practices.
The partners compiled over 15 Digital VET practices among the actors involved in their country, as well as the definition of the criteria to consider a practice as a good practice.
- Conducting a Focus Group to analyse the results obtained and go further.
The information obtained in the two previous points was used to prepare the content of a total of 7 focus groups with around 40 participants from 5 different countries.
They are a valuable source of knowledge thanks to the variety of stakeholders involved and their availability to share their experience (VET Students, VET Teachers, VET Centre Directors, Administration or government personnel with responsibility in VET and Entrepreneurs with experience of having VET students).
Thanks to the heterogeneity of views, we will be able to elaborate a guide taking into account a multitude of elements. The analysis of all this information allows us to know which are the elements that make best practices in D-WBL.
The integration of these key elements in a visual and practical guide will fulfil a double objective:
- Being in itself a useful reference and work document for anyone interested in training in D-WBL, and
- Help to answer key questions for the next phases of the project, such as:
What is “good” digital WBL good practice?
What are stakeholders and conditions for successful WBL implementation?
Who and what do we need to take into account?
What is the role of digital WBL in dual training settings?