A synthesis based on acquiring skills along time
- an observation showing that a skill is mastered allows to validate a competence, whatever the history (difficulties in learning). There is no grade, no average.
- white observations gather to provide a tendency: are there more positive or negative ones? They also allow to put forward the progress of the trainees, but they stay "white", i.e., they do not allow to switch the criterion to green nor red.
An assistance for decision, leaving the instructors the responsibility to decide to validate the trainees' skills
- in one tap on the systhesis screen, an instructor can attribute a colored label to a trainee, indicating that they the synthesis of all observations demonstrate their mastering of a skill
- this leaves the human at the heart of sensitive decisions: the instructor has the last word, not a mathematical algorithm.
Limits of the tool
The chosen technical solution for exchanging data (exchange of files) provides simplicity, privacy, and security: no need for registration, server, nor subscription. It is also at the root of its limitations:
- the number of files to share increases with the number of instructors. The use of the tool would be tedious if dozens of instructors are involved
- the volume of data increases with the number of photos inserted in the observations. For a training session of several months with dozens of trainees, the tool would remain fluid as long as the number of photographs in observations is limited. Beyond, the use of disk space would increase, and the app may be less fluid.