The main goal of this work package was to implement novel and innovative collaboration scenarios in teaching and learning in higher education and evaluate them in terms of usability, usefulness and pedagogical effectiveness. The scenarios realized and evaluated are the syntheses of the user requirements identified in WP.1.2 and the potentialities and constraints of the software discerned in WP.1.2. Evaluation was based on a mixed-method approach including questionnaires with open and closed questions and feedback rounds in the classroom. The technical platforms that were used in addition to Moodle were SharePoint, EtherPad and Adobe Connect, as well as other platforms of the students’ own choice. To achieve a sustainable solution, the results have iteratively informed the implementation and configuration of SharePoint as the FHNW intranet and collaboration platform. Moreover, the validated didactical scenarios are not only being used and disseminated within FHNW but can provide guidance for any university interested in leveraging digital technology to enhance collaboration in learning and teaching. The results are structured in that the description of every scenario is followed by the presentation of the evaluation the results.
The download link for the evaluation report can be found here.
A separate part of 3.1. was conducted by the University of Berne with ILLIAS. On the basis of the detailed analysis in WP 1.2, a number of a collaboration plugins have been developed, which are also provided to other interested partners. More information and download links.