The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) invites tender submissions from experienced innovation design, digital learning and EdTech agencies to design, develop and support an online assessment tool for the ERASMUS+ Check-In-Take-Off (CITO) project. The online assessment tool will be used by members of the public to assess their literacy, numeracy and digital skills and will allow them to look at their readiness to learn and learning goals. The online assessment tool will orientate them, in a clear and simple manner, to their options regarding a flexible learning opportunity as well as a pathway to recognition of their prior basic skills.
NALA has an existing Skills Checker on its online learning platform: www.writeon.ie. It is expected that the new online assessment tool will build on NALA’s existing Skills Checker by applying best practice pedagogical principles to the tool and by using the best of new and emerging technologies.
The new assessment tool aims to:
a) Improve the user experience by employing an adaptive response process that enables a user to explore their needs, recognise their existing skills and orientate them towards relevant learning options.
b) Incorporate best practice pedagogical principles, good adult literacy practice principles (guidelines to be found through the links here and here), universal design and plain English, with content mapped to the National Framework of Qualification (NFQ) and European Qualifications Framework (EQF) standards and levels for literacy, numeracy and digital skills.
c) Reach a wider audience, making the assessment of skills and skills needs opportunities more widely available to people with low educational attainment in Europe.
d) Increase awareness of learning options available to users in their own country and orientate the user towards these options. The assessment tool will also show the benefits of lifelong learning in relation to personal and career development.
e) Create a valid and reliable instrument which is culturally localised for use in Ireland, Malta and Norway. The assessment tool must also be designed to be adapted to different European cultures and languages.
The new online assessment tool must be open source, mobile enabled and available as a plugin for stakeholders to use. It is important that the successful provider delivers a solution that is a cohesive service including instructional design, development and support, working closely with NALA and the consortium partners to meet user needs.
The objective is to ensure that users have a successful and positive experience when they interact with the online assessment tool and are presented with relevant learning options available to them. These learning options will be tailored for the three countries involved in this project; Malta, Norway and Ireland.
Deadline for questions: 5pm GMT Friday 2 August 2019
Deadline for submission of tenders: 5pm GMT Friday 16 August 2019
Please note: All information about this request for tenders will be published on www.etenders.gov.ie.
Please direct any questions or queries to Elaine Cohalan – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org