Shaping your future
With Owik.net students can shape their careers. In collaboration with the school, and in a way that suits them: 24/7, multi-media, as an individual and together with people from their network. So they can really become starting professionals who keep on working on their development.
Portfolio with a VLE
Owik.net is primarily a portfolio by, and for, students. But Owik.net also has a lot of useful functions to offer to schools. You can direct the learning and development process, oversee the portfolio development and use state-of-the-art VLE functions. Educational processes are the basis for the structure and capabilities of the platform; contemporary techniques of social media make learning fun and effective again.
Whether it is about learning a new language or developing your professional skills, the unique Owik.net Portfolio stores all relevant experiences, makes individual development visible and enables students to reflect on their acquired skills and their learning attitude.
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Alumni can easily maintain contact with each other, and with the students and the school. Groups can be formed around research themes, and alumni can offer all kinds of services and enrol in online activities, such as conferences, lectures, retraining, etc.
Application & Intake
Starting at a new school can be a fragile moment in someone’s career. A good intake is very important. Within Owik.net the intake can be treated as a first portfolio review. Thus, even before the start of the program, the student can start with a development plan.
Structuring and arranging your courses
Learning is of coarse a gradual process. Rubrics will help make this process manageable and enable a customized approach. Whether it is about learning a new language or about professional development, the rubrics of Owik.net structure all learning-teaching trajectories. Use ready-made rubrics - based on the CEFR - or insert your own. Uniquely, you are able to differentiate on levels. Descriptors on behavior ensure that everyone (students, lecturers and others) is well aware of the educational goals. ICT and offline education can be mutually reinforcing. By integrating regular practical teaching activities with work logs, assignments and projects within Owik.net, you give full meaning to the concept of Blended Learning.
Owik.net makes multimedia learning feasible. Files can be shared with groups of students in various ways. Videos, links and photos will be kept organized in a library where they can be easily retrieved by you and your colleagues. Material from publishers can be accessed via single sign-on. Creating your own assignments is simple - choose a Q&A format or a free format, possibly with an attachment.
Keeping track of progress
The student has a clear overview of his workload and schedules by using his agenda and the work planner. The teacher can monitor the student’s progress in several ways. The work planner will give a clear insight on an individual level, while the student dashboard monitors the progress of a group.The teacher can comment in many places on the progress and adjust the teaching process. The handy group blog provides insight into the workload of all subjects for a group of students. This way teachers can take into account the planning of other subjects when assigning a test, for example.
In the work logs, you can instantly and interactively respond to the activities of one or more students. All logs are saved automatically and can be consulted at any time. So you can monitor the process in a way that is very familiar to your students. The student dashboard helps you to view the progress and act upon it; set up new assignments or tasks, or give explanations online. Suddenly a tailor-made approach is very feasible.
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360 degree feedback
In Owik.net you can use rubrics to arrange a feedback structure. That can be done in several ways: for languages, skills or competencies, and at multiple levels: with criteria and appropriate descriptors. This structure unambiguously communicates all objectives of the educational activities. By using criteria and descriptors you make sure everybody knows exactly what needs to be demonstrated. Additionally, Owik.net has a sophisticated system for 360-degree feedback. All ratings are presented in a graphic view, allowing the student to see at a glance how he is rated by everyone and by himself. In this way, many people, teachers and others, can support the development of the student.
Interactive and traditional
However, giving feedback should be more than just filling in an evaluation form. Therefore, a teacher can always give feedback in student’s work log, not only on submitted work, but also on what is performed during a practice session. This can be done in words, but also by awarding a prize or a focus point. In addition, the teacher has a number of traditional review functions: place comments in the margin, plagiarism control, etc.
Reporting, reflecting and planning
Reviews should provide insight into the development and opportunities of a student. In Owik.net therefore all reviews are displayed in clear assessment charts. To support the reflecting process, an interdisciplinary development portfolio can be compiled and assessed. Then a development and activity plan can easily be prepared for an individual, step-by step development.
It is very easy to reach Owik.net. Your questions will usually be answered within an hour. We are happy to be involved in the implementation of our platform at your school.
Owik.net is very much up-to-date. This means that all its functions work intuitively, and little or no technical training is required.
We are constantly improving our platform. Updates appear several times a year; you do not need to install them, as this happens automatically.
Want to learn more about Owik.net? A demonstration at your school? A non-binding LOB check? Please contact us!