D1.1 Identification of a framework for the accreditation of learning activities

The activity "Identification of a framework for the accreditation of learning activities" is the first deliverable of Action 1 (Requirements analysis, specifications, use cases and architecture). This 18-month deliverable (M1-M18 of the project) is led by Professor Thrasybulos-Constantino Tsiatsos, Department of Computer Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), with the contribution of all project partners (EKETA, Web2learn, YSoft).

The objective of the deliverable is the definition of a framework for the certification of learning activities, and covers the triptych: user requirements - evaluation methods - usage scenarios.

The deliverable starts with the definition of key concepts that will occupy the project, such as micro-credential, educational credit (Token), and learning passport among others.

Regarding the investigation of the requirements of the users who are the target group of the project, i.e. learners, teachers and higher education institutions, AUTH implemented a study based on 80 questionnaires from teaching staff and 977 questionnaires from students in Greece on their expectations from a digital system that will certify the knowledge and skills acquired during university studies. The view of the vast majority of teaching staff (on the assessment of skills and knowledge) and students on the recognition of their skills and knowledge is very positive about the adoption of a digital system to certify knowledge and skills.

The project team then moved on to the analysis of 15 fundamental use cases for the system under development concerning the certification and recognition of knowledge and skills that can be adopted by higher education institutions, the labour market, lifelong learning, and their possible combinations.

The first version of the deliverable has been completed in October 2020. It will be updated in October 2021, mainly incorporating or reviewing usage scenarios and evaluation methods.