A pragmatic solution, developed BY instructors FOR instructors
Starting from field experience
Hervé and Jérôme Kasparian were leading together a training session for Summer camp directors. To coach the trainees and let them experience an objective and transparent evaluation, they were spending a great deal of energy to collect "observables" that would demonstrate that the trainees master the expected skills, in order to provide the final assessment.
The large amount of collected data has to be analyzed each day to allow adapting the training contents for the next days, and to focus the instructors' efforts on the trainees that need it most. The need for a tool to handle these observations is at the root of the project.
Now, with the Skills app, all the process is done in a tap! In a tap, we share observations from different instructors. In a tap, we can see the progress of the group on each criterion. In a tap, we assess to which extent a trainee masters each required skill. Today, we cannot imagine doing without it! In the sessions we organize, the Skills app is at the heart of our assessment process.
We also use the tool in other teaching contexts. - Jérôme Kasparian, Professor at the University of Geneva, uses it daily to supervise his team of assistants, to provide feedback to student on oral presentations… - Hervé Kasparian, Professor at the Osteopathic College of Bordeaux, uses it for his teaching "Methodology of provessional practice analysis" to provide objective feedback on the students' practical exercises.
Hervé Kasparian ● Training session director ● Consultant in industrial management ● Osteopath and Professor of osteopathy.
Jérôme Kasparian ● Training session director ● Professor at the University of Geneva