Reviewing Mobility Processes, Outcomes
Once a programme of mobility has been delivered, there is merit in reflecting on the entire process, confirming any need for change or improvement. It is important, for example, to consider whether agreed learning outcomes were appropriate or whether assessment documentation was sufficient to enable recognition in the home institution and country. Evaluation can also be useful for reflecting on cases where recognition was not able to be achieved as planned.
To ensure that the entire process is continuously improved - from preparation and implementation to validation and recognition - evaluation should involve all partners, with feedback from individual (mobile) learners also forming an integral part of the process. Feedback can be collected in written form (for example, through completing a questionnaire), or orally (for example, through meetings, focus groups or telephone contact). It can also be useful to record oral feedback (having secured the required permission) so that feedback and suggestions for improvement are not lost or forgotten. On the basis of evaluation actions and results, suggested changes and improvements should be actively considered as part of the preparation of future mobility projects or programmes.
Reviewing ECVET Partnerships
After several individual mobility cycles have been carried out, it can be useful to additionally evaluate the ECVET partnership. Past experiences, and input from individual partners, should inform change and improvement, including in terms of the functioning of the partnership. Partners should consider data on assessment results, learner successes and the impact of the mobility experience on individual learner pathways, confirming the relevance of continuing participation in all cases. This might also provide an opportunity to expand the partnership into new areas considering new or additional partners from a wider range of countries, regions or sectors.