SCAFFOLD - ePortfolios to scaffold workplace learning in health education

Workplace learning
Health education
Paper prototypes
Real-life setting

How to innovate workplace learning in health education? 

The project answers the urgent need to innovate workplace learning in health education. It develops a validated e-Portfolio to support competence development. Current portfolios are mainly paper based, do not involve all stakeholders, are not linked to all administrative systems, not based on full competence frameworks, contain static proofs, do not build on generic procedures, or offer user training user, and do not map the full educational career.

We at imec-mict-UGent are creating technically and functionally validated prototypes and proof of concepts of e-Portfolios, via focus groups, co-creation sessions, paper mock-ups and lab tests. We will also test the first workplace prototype in a workplace learning environment, allowing us to test the user experience in a real-life setting. The evaluation will be done by means of qualitative (e.g., observations) and quantitative research.


Partners: Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Department of Educational Studies (UGent), Faculty of Law and Criminology, Department Interdisciplinary Study of Law, Private Law and Business Law (UGent), Faculty of medicine and health sciences, Department of paediatrics and of gyneco-obstetrics (UGent), Audiology, Creative therapy, Dental Hygiene, Midwifery, Nursing, Occupational therapy, Speech pathology) in collaboration with HBO5 partners in nursing (ZoWE) and IVV (Arteveldehogeschool), Catholic University of Leuven: Faculty of Medicine, department of public health and primary care (KULeuven incl. UZ Leuven)

Project Duration: 01/01/2019 - 31/12/2022


Contact: Lieven De Marez