Mentep is an experimental “tool” that allows teachers to self-assess their digital skills online and thus choose the most appropriate training courses to fill any gaps or weaknesses.
Mentep (Mentoring Technology Enhanced Pedagogy) is the European project coordinated by European Schoolnet for the development and testing of TET-SAT, the online tool for the self-assessment of digital skills and the use of teacher technologies. The tool was created with the aim of triggering self-reflection on the subject in the teachers, to better identify the training needs and thus to launch initiatives to support their professional development.
TET-SAT evaluates digital-pedagogical skills taking into account 4 dimensions:
- digital pedagogy (development and design of teaching strategies supported by ICT, personalization of learning activities);
- production and use of contents;
- communication and collaboration (creation of collaborative activities at a distance);
- digital citizenship.
After successfully completing the experimentation involving 13 European countries (including Italy, with the involvement of over 700 Italian teachers), EUN has decided to extend the possibility of testing this tool to new users.
A free online course started to give participants the opportunity to have a preview of the online tool, to be guided in its use and to deepen together with the experts all aspects of the research project sharing, in particular, an analysis of the collected data. The MOOC is divided into 3 modules (one module per week) for about 3/4 hours, for a total duration of about 4 weeks.
The course is aimed at policymakers, managers and teachers interested in learning about the tool, to evaluate a possible application within their institution.
Participants in the training receive recognition for attendance.