SHOUT4HE Fourth Newsletter - December 2019 - Page 2
SHOUT4HE FOURTH NEWSLETTER | Issue 4
The third meeting of the research project provided an excellent
opportunity to make significant progress in relation to the
Intellectual Outputs of the research. The first of these that was
discussed is the E-Platform (IO2) that was presented by the team
from Hogeschool PXL with the creation of a closed prototype. The
current prototype consists of a series of static pages that have
various links and menus that will become active once a more
complete platform is developed. It was extremely useful for our
discussions to be able to visualise the E-Platform and identify any
improvements that could be made for an increased user interface.
An update was provided to all partners of the research and led to
discussions surrounding the formatting and content of our future
This resulted in some minor changes that the PXL Team can now
work on ahead of our next project meeting. Among the
suggestions that were made is the possibility of collapsible menus
and sections of information. This should result in a cleaner page
that does not offer an overload of information for the user to
interact with at any given time when using the platform. The aim
now is to have an open prototype that can be made available to
relevant audiences for accessing the Pedagogical Practice Videos
that are beginning to be produced and uploaded to the site.
The second section of our discussions whilst at the University of Limerick revolved around our series of E-Resources
(IO3). These discussions were framed around the development of Pedagogical Practice Videos (PPVs) that will be
created during the duration of the research project by both members of the research and their peers that are
recruited to participate in the coming months. In order to gather a greater insight into the content and structure
that we wanted to achieve, 4 different videos were presented that partners of the research had recently produced.
These led to the decision that each video will have the same Chapters and structure to ensure that a level of
consistency is maintained throughout.
Further discussions focused on the format that we wanted our videos to follow. Without imposing too many
negative constraints on the creation of the PPVs, we made the decision that a range of interviews and ‘talking
heads’ will be utilised during the video production process. This should provide a range of videos for HE teachers to
access whilst maintaining a good level of standards and structure throughout the collection of PPVs created. All
partners will now begin creating the final set of PPVs, with the target of having these finalised by the project
meeting in Nice (December, 2020).