Describe the results of your project as per today:
The project is ongoing and will be continued with the same and new additional groups from September 2009. The results so far have been enhanced enthusiasm for language learning and improved abilities in using multiple ICT skills.
How does it fulfill the users’ needs:
Answered in previous and subsequent questions.
How many users interact with your project per month and what are the preferred forms of interaction:
Approx 280 per month, but this varies depending on which schools have been online, and what stages people’s power presentations are at etc.
How has it improved the quality of educational and/or training services:
The project was launched by one teacher with 2 groups of language learners, but has been extended to include many classes in many countries, and is being adopted my many other teachers and groups in the originating school. Comments by teachers involved in the visits have been very impressed by how the project had brought‘purpose’ to language learning in the students’ eyes. Also by how it has changed ICT from being a potential barrier to social interaction into being a tool which can greatly enhance it
How has it improved the participation of professionals, children, youth and other stakeholders:
How does it promote the use of ICT for the educational and cultural development by professionals, children and youth:
Answered in Q 12.4. However additionally the following formats and tools have been used: live chat, video conferencing, PowerPoint presentations, digital video editing, forums and debate threads, word processing, digital photography and video making, cultural and historical internet research. A multitude of skills have been combined to facilitate communication.
Describe how you measure (parameters) these results:
Through feedback from students and participation from a growing number of schools. Also through the quality and richness of language used, the topics researched and presentations completed.