In November 2012, the responsible partners launched a recruitment strategy to identify participants in a testing process aimed at assessing contents, functionalities and utilities of such eLearning tools. The testing process took place from 29 April to 25 June, 2013 and involved 92 participants, coming from 9 different countries. The testing process was completed by 62 out of 92 registered participants.
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell’Abruzzo e del Molise “G. Caporale” (IZSAM) designated 4 etutors for assisting participants at technical and content level during the testing phase.
The average number of study hours per participant was around 3, exactly the time estimated by the authors’ team during the design of the training contents.
At the end of the testing phase, participants filled out a multiple choice test and a customer satisfaction questionnaire in order to give feedbacks and suggestions for further improvements of the eLearning courses.
58% of participants were satisfied with the eLearning experiences and 13% were very satisfied. 94% of them declared there are advantages in eLearning, if compared with face to face training sessions. The achievement of the learning objectives was considered good by 45% of them, very good by 13% and excellent by 6%. 94% considered eLearning as a good method for transferring basic knowledge to official veterinarians, transport companies and CPs staff and 90% declared that they will apply the new knowledge/skills acquired to their jobs.
On the basis of the outcomes of the customer satisfaction analysis and of the requests coming from the DG SANCO, a specific review the modules - at content, functioning and linguistic level – was carried out. For example, the random navigation within the module was introduced and an “Entry-Test” to each module was created with the aim to let the student self-evaluate his/her own initial skills.
A general review of the existing modules and translations has been done.
Last but not least, thanks to the availability of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences and IZSAM, an additional version of the four eLearning modules in polish language is under development as extra budget activity, with the sole and pure aim to increase the dissemination knowledge at EU level.