SHOUT4HE SECOND NEWSLETTER | Issue 2
Second Project Meeting
Due to the timing of the project meeting, there were a number of key areas of focus that were decided upon
with both the project timeline and first multiplier event in mind. Two of the three intellectual outputs from
the research were discussed in detail across both days of the project meeting. These IOs are the Recognition
Framework and the E-Platform. Both were due to be discussed and shared during the multiplier event.
Therefore, it was suitable to make them the focus of our time together in Belgium.
Intellectual Output One: Recognition Framework
The project team discussed and examined the terminology being used within the framework for each stage,
with some changes being made from terms such as ‘Digital Competence’ to ‘Digital Confidence’. The decision
was also made to fill the framework with ‘can do’ statements that allow Higher Education teachers and
lecturers to identify where they sit on the framework with more ease. On the second day of meetings the
team decided to split into two smaller groups. One of these groups was tasked with the development of one
of the three segments of the Framework with appropriate ‘can do’ statements. This proved an effective
activity as it both enhanced the framework and informed the content of the multiplier event too. The final
development of the Framework is currently underway being led by Angelica Risquez. This is due to be
completed in August 2019.
Intellectual Output Two: E-Platform
The second focus of the project meeting was the E-Platform being led by Wouter Hustinx at PXL University in
Belgium. They have made significant progress in the form of developing the concept of the E-Platform and
how the usability of it will be appropriate and effective for the research. The key discussion with the group
surrounding IO2 was the formatting and design of the E-Resources (IO3) that will be on the platform. These
will be in the form of demo/instructional videos on various technologies that higher education lecturers want
to share with others. PXL University are now in the development of a prototype that will demonstrate how
videos and resources will appear to the user of the E-Platform. The prototype is aimed at being finished for
testing in November 2019.