Multiplier event, UM – France

  • Event Description:
    The event was joined by actors affiliated to HEIs, Universities, Research Institutions and other entities from France (and abroad), and in particular:

    • The Delegated Vice-President of International Relations of UM
    • The Director of the French Engineering School Network Polytech
    • The Director and Delegated Vice-President of International Relations of Polytech Montpellier, UM
    • Directors of departments and study pathways
    • The National Head of Continuing Education in Microelectronics
    • Heads of International Relations Offices
    • Coordinators of international student exchanges
    • Full and associate professors
    • Researchers
    • Management personnel
    • Engineers
    • PhD and Master students (including students in mobility).

    The event was led by Mariane Comte, Associate Professor, assisted by UM personnel. François Henn, Delegated Vice-President of International Relations of UM, officially opened the event, highlighting the importance and benefits of Erasmus + projects in general and the relevance of the COMPASS project in particular. Then Mariane Comte gave an introduction on the context and objectives of the COMPASS project, emphasizing how each of the participant could benefit from the COMPASS tool and online services, would they be Directors, Professors, Researchers, employers or students; would they seek at finding training offers and education pathways or at enhancing the visibility of their training offer.

    Béatrice Pradarelli then gave an invited talk on the CNFM, French National Center for Education in Microelectronics, which offers amongst others lifelong learning opportunities on Design and Test in Microelectronics. At the end of her speech, she underlined how the COMPASS tool and services would help her Institution to enhance the visibility of the CNFM lifelong learning offer towards the industrialists as well as individuals, and symmetrically how the tool would help the training seekers to find the appropriate offer.

    The COMPASS project was then deepened by Mariane Comte, who analysed and explained the work done within the project by exploring its Intellectual Outputs:

    • IO1 “Lifelong Learning Opportunity and Pathway models”, showing presentations on the concepts and background identified in COMPASS, the information model developed by the partners, and the use case scenarios imagined (i.e. the personas)
    • IO2 “Online Services”, showing and discussing interactively with the participants the most recent version available of the COMPASS online repository and the services it already offers
    • IO3 “Tested and populated online services”, to discuss the methodologies and outcomes of the testing phases which had been already carried out and how COMPASS has changed and improved to react to all the feedback received
    • IO4 “MOOC on standards-based LO descriptions and the online service” and IO5 “Recommendations for Policy and Standardization development”, by briefly discussing the future activities envisaged in COMPASS that will produce both online courses on how to interact with the services offered and recommendations on national strategies for lifelong learning pathways.

    Finally, it was time for the hands-on experience.

    Participants were asked to organize autonomously into working groups. The working groups were given space to work, still being physically in the same room, and an Internet connection to reach the COMPASS online repository to be explored[1]. Participants were asked to engage discussions within each group with the final aim of evaluating the services offered by the repository and providing UM with feedback. The working methodology was left free, although participants were encouraged to write down small notes and then vote proposals for group joint feedback. Participants were requested to pay particular attention to search for potential errors, or difficult or ambiguous concepts and operations which may not be well understood by the final users; and, more generally, to evaluate the applicability and usability of the COMPASS Online Repository for the different stakeholders.

    Working groups were asked to focus particularly on how the COMPASS online repository presents to the users:

    • The learning opportunities offered by the University of Montpellier
    • The service to explore learning opportunities by countries
    • The service to explore learning opportunities by job opportunities and careers
    • The service to compare learning opportunities and search for equivalent opportunities.

    Trained UM personnel were available to assist the groups in case they were experiencing difficulties in interacting with the repository, but their intervention was never needed. The participants’ feedback was collected through an online questionnaire to be completed throughout and after the end of the participants’ interaction with the online repository. Such questionnaire consists of eight Sections, as follows:

    1. Landing page and introduction
    2. Information about the user actually filling the questionnaire (or an average on the working group)
    3. General feedback on the COMPASS project
    4. Evaluation of the overall user experience with the COMPASS online repository
    5. Evaluation of the functionalities to browse Learning Opportunities
    6. Evaluation of the functionalities to interact with the services offered by the COMPASS Online Repository
    7. Evaluation of additional functionalities
    8. General feedback on COMPASS.

    The questionnaire has been specially designed to comprise closed and open questions that highlight the judgement of the participants on the sub-modules constituting the COMPASS online repository and its services. Participants were also requested to provide feedback about the organization of the multiplier event itself, through another online questionnaire.

  • Multiplier event agenda:
    COMPASS-Multiplier event agenda
  • Presentations:
    COMPASS-Presentation
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