Mobas was a web application that (is actually still going…) enables vocational education students and teachers to create, complete and submit formative and summative assessments from their smartphone or other Internet enabled device – it was funded by the E-learning for Participation and Skills project for the National e-Learning Strategy and released in 2012/2013.
National VET e-Learning Strategy and the students and teachers at Box Hill Institute
Web application/Moodle learning management system (LMS) with a custom plug-in.
Students, teachers and workplace supervisors who are undertaking and facilitating training and assessment in the workplace, specifically trades such as carpentry, plumbing and automotive.
My role – learning designer
- Work with the project manager and project director to determine assessment templates that would be most relevant to the students, workplace and industry.
- Map proposed assessment templates to relevant units of competency
- Design mockups for the specified assessment templates
- Work with multimedia development, design and infrastructure team to design user interface elements, functionality and user experience.
- Write instructional copy for Mobas and Moodle LMS.
- Report to the project manager and the project director on the completion of allocated tasks.
- Test and evaluate assessment templates throughout production cycle and provide feedback as required.
- Facilitate training sessions for students and teachers and co-present information sessions for project stakeholders and management.
- Naming rights – I titled the web application as ‘Mobas’.
Watch the project team share their reflections on the project and the value that Mobas brings to teaching and learning in the VET sector.