Name of the output:
LEARNING DIARY (O2)
ASSOCIATION FOR EUROPEAN COOPERATION DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATION
Learning Diary has similar assumptions and goals as the I-develop mobile application, its purpose is also very similar. The need to produce a paper version of the application is caused by several reasons:
1. Work in volunteer places without access to modern technologies and the Internet (Nepal, India, Vietnam, poorer areas of Eastern Europe)
2. Projects addressed to EVS volunteers with fewer opportunities, in particular on the economic level - do not have a smartphone or a laptop.
Learning Diary will be issued as an organizer for the EVS volunteer, in addition to the part aimed at monitoring the process of reaching competences, assessing competences and setting long-term and short-term goals, there will be also a part filled in by the host organization. There will be information about the organization, contact details, mentor information, emergency calls, phone calls to people involved in the project, email contacts (in the form of a sticker, created by each of the organizations using a standardized form, attached to the Learning Diary), city map (organizations print and complement their own map). The volunteer will also complete information about himself, his interests, goals and expectations.
Analogously to the application, Learning Diary will allow not only to improve reflection on one's own learning process, but also to plan the activity, set short and long-term goals, etc.
The organizer will be divided into weekly sections to facilitate volunteer the work with him. Each section will end with an empty space in which, during weekly evaluation and reflection groups, the volunteer will make a short note to his mentor, as a form of feedback, that allows undertake quick remedial actions if the learning process is not flow as it should be.
The tool does not have such a high degree of transparency as the application, but it is also easily transferable, it is easy to secure its availability, at the same time it has the same degree of refreshing the process of reflection on volunteer learning and facilitates completing Youthpass.
The Learning Diary will be available to an online volunteer before his arrival (if the volunteer is able to use the computer) in order to become familiar with it. Passed by the host organization, completed during the first days of stay (on arrival training).
The lead organization of this IO is CODEC. CODEC also takes responsibility for contracting an external company, which will perform the graphic design. To ensure a high level of relevance of this RPI to the actual needs of future users and a high level of understanding of the tool, it will be tested and reviewed by the interested parties - hosting, sending and coordinating organizations, and above all, EVS-volunteer youth.
The process of reviewing and testing will take place at the national level of the RPI implementation.
1. Internal meetings organized by the proponent.
2. During a short training program organized in the proponent's country, stakeholders from all over the country will be invited to test - CODEC will also trial its RPI.
3. Feedback regarding the tool will also be collected during dissemination events in partner countries, what will allow for possible corrections.
The project partners will also trial and evaluate the tool within their organizations. What is more they will be responsible for preparing reports for the kick off meeting, which will contain information on the most common problems with the implementation of EVS on the side of the organization and volunteers, as well as expectations and needs.
The proponent will do his best to ensure that the tool is easily accessible, understandable and, above all adequate, because he sees in this factor the project success.
EVS Learning Note Book generated by the Spanish National Agency will be the basis for this RPI.