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During the first two years of the project the eLene2learn network collected more than 60 case studies, where teachers and students of Secondary and Higher Education provide practical tips and indications on their "first hand" learning experiences using ICT and digital media. This "collection" contains two different types of report:

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Enhancing self-knowledge, self-regulation and collaborative learning skills with IQ Form system

.Level (age of students)
First year students of HE

.Discipline/subject
Education, interdisciplinary

.Category of the tool
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.Tool/resources
IQ Form self-evaluation and tutoring tool

.Language of the tool or resource
English, Finnish, Swedish

.Purpose of use
To encourage HE students to self-assess their learning strategies (self-evaluation questionnaires) and to develop their learning strategies utilising system's tutorial sets. The aim was also to encourage students for self-reflection by using the IQ Form system's online learning diary.

.Way of use (as individual or group activity; tasks; etc.)
During the course of "Introduction to HE studies", students were asked to fill in individually the self-evaluation questionnaires and get familiar with the corresponding tutoring texts. Next, they discussed their self-evaluation profiles online or in F2F setting in small groups, which were created on the bases of IQ Form self-evaluation results. Based on the discussions and reflection, students made a plan to develop the strategy they felt was the weakest, e.g. time management plan, study schedule, how to develop critical thinking etc.

.Learn2Learn competencies
Self-regulation
Self-assessment
Self-management
Collaboration
Motivation and confidence

.Advantages of such a use for Transition. Innovative use
Students' views: Using the system gave information on many learning strategies and I learned what kind of learner I am. Now I know that there are very many things that affect my learning and I can develop those. Teachers view: The system is more useful for learners, if the teacher gives assignments related to the use, not just gives the link and guides the students to fill in the self-assessment questionnaires. Some students used the tutoring sites' information to carry out their development plan during another study course. In discussion groups, students mentioned it was the most important part of the topic to be able to discuss with others about their difficulties, how the others offered some tips to cope better and encouraged. The tool's use may begin already in SE and continue in HE.

.Disadvantages of such a use
Teachers view: Some students can't see the value of self-assessment and they try to answer to the self-report questions how they think the teacher wants or what is "right". It is important not to compare the IQ Form results between students, but to self-reflect how the students themselves could develop their weaknesses.

.Link
http://iqform.it.helsinki.fi/iqform/index.php?node=iq_etusivu_eng