Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Self-evaluations
The Self-evaluations help the Technology Enhanced Learning team and planners to analyse the school’s current stage of development in ICT and Digital Technologies. Completion of all the Self-evaluations provides the school with a snapshot of its strengths and challenges in relation to Technology Enhanced Learning and allows the school to identify priorities for progression to more advanced stages and becoming a Digital School of Europe.
Self-evaluation and the TEL Roadmap
The Self-evaluation tools taken in conjunction with the Roadmap offer a dynamic planning tool to help schools on the journey to becoming a Digital School of Europe. It is not unusual that a school may be at different stages across each area of the Roadmap. For example, schools may find that they are primarily in the Initial stage in terms of ICT infrastructure but they are in the Enabled stage when it comes to ICT in the curriculum. The Self-evaluation tool focuses on the five areas of to the TEL Roadamp: Leadership and Planning, ICT in the Curriculum, Continuing Professional Development, School Culture and Infrastructure and Resources.
The Self-evaluation Tool
The Self-evaluation Tool is not a scorecard to grade schools in terms of their ICT use, but is designed to generate discussion among the Technology Enhanced Learning team around the five key areas mentioned. Feedback statements from the Self-evaluation tools identify what a school needs to do next to meet the Digital Schools of Europe Criteria and refers to the TEL Roadmap for guidance if necessary. The Self-evaluations can be accessed from the links at the top of the page.
Requesting a Validation
When a school completes a self-evaluation for the final time and is provided with feedback confirming that it meets all the criteria for becoming a Digital School of Europe they apply to the project coordinator of their country to request a Validation. See the list of Project Partners here.
Receiving the DSoE Award
After a successful validation, the school prepares for the award ceremony and presentation of the award. This will involve local media who will highlight the success and achievement of the school and staff in becoming a Digital School of Europe