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1 EChemTest.net Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), 4-8 May 2005 Welcome to the ACE 2005 General Assembly Dr. Pascal Mimero ECTN Association ESCPE Lyon, France

2 EChemTest.net What is EChemTest ? It is made for … ?

3 EChemTest.net Annual Conference of the ECTN 2005, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki GR, April 4-8, 2005www.ECTN-Assoc.org3 What is EChemTest ? The European Chemistry Test … Electronic Testing platform online developed by the ECTN Electronic Testing platform online developed by the ECTN Aims to deliver electronic tests to evaluate your knowledge and skills in various fields of Chemistry Aims to deliver electronic tests to evaluate your knowledge and skills in various fields of Chemistry Funded by the European Commission within the Socrates and Thematic Network frames Funded by the European Commission within the Socrates and Thematic Network frames Further details ? visit our website at: Further details ? visit our website at:

4 EChemTest.net Annual Conference of the ECTN 2005, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki GR, April 4-8, 2005www.ECTN-Assoc.org4 It is made for … ? Enables to monitor … Student exchange program Student exchange program –Chemistry knowledge evaluation in the native language –Chemistry understanding in a foreign language Professional career progression Professional career progression –Industrial mobility –Continuous education –Example: R&D in organic synthesis, analytical skills Life Long Learning process Life Long Learning process

5 EChemTest.net Annual Conference of the ECTN 2005, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki GR, April 4-8, 2005www.ECTN-Assoc.org5 Domains: today & future Tests available today Pre-University LevelsPre-University Levels –General Chemistry 1 –General Chemistry 2 University Chemistry studiesUniversity Chemistry studies –Analytical Chemistry 3 –Inorganic Chemistry 3 –Organic Chemistry 3 –Physical Chemistry 3 Over 2800 questionsOver 2800 questions Development … Actual: Biological Chemistry –Bio-Organic –Bio-Inorganic Tomorrow starting now –Level 4: University Chemistry studies in Organic Chemistry Possible in the future ? –Chemical Engineering –Environmental Chemistry –Polymer Chemistry

6 EChemTest.net Paleo-chronology … few words about the ancient time

7 EChemTest.net Annual Conference of the ECTN 2005, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki GR, April 4-8, 2005www.ECTN-Assoc.org7 Once upon a time … 1996It was in the year 1996 … Objective 1 … the Objective 1 Socrates projects , Helsinki … fighting to convince people it could work ! –After hours of discussion, arguments and work with working groups … –After thousands of disappointing crashes with … ? , the so called Core Chemistry Test was unveiled for the first time to the ECTN Audience at the plenary meeting held in the beautiful island of Rhodes in Greece !

8 EChemTest.net Annual Conference of the ECTN 2005, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki GR, April 4-8, 2005www.ECTN-Assoc.org8 Once upon a time … , last Windows CDRom issued with the old platform , the EU funding break !! –Renamed as EChemTest, the European Chemistry Test –First set of data transferred to the Perception platform, and prepared to the wild Internet technology , beta tests (demo and certification database) , finally unveiled … again in Greece, in the nice place of Thessaloniki Already - Only 7 years old ;-) … Happy birthday EChemTest !!

9 EChemTest.net … EChemTest today !!

10 EChemTest.net Annual Conference of the ECTN 2005, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki GR, April 4-8, 2005www.ECTN-Assoc.org10 Team Organization EChemTest Coordination Lyon FR Pre-University Levels General Chem 1 Helsinki FI General Chem 2 Helsinki FI University Bachelor Level Analytical Chem 3 Ioannina GR Biological Chem 3 Leiden NL Inorganic Chem 3 Reading UK Organic Chem 3 Helsinki FI Physical Chem 3 Madrid ES University Master Level Synthetic Chem 4 Cologne DE IT Services EChemTest Server Perugia IT IT New Dev. Vienna AT

11 EChemTest.net Annual Conference of the ECTN 2005, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki GR, April 4-8, 2005www.ECTN-Assoc.org11 Structure & Frame Session of TestSession of Test 30 questions –One hour session composed by up to 30 questions Qu estionQu estion –One questionone specific topic –One question represent one specific topic –Question taken at random from a question bank of libraries To picTo pic Chemistry Core Curriculum –Choose according to the Chemistry Core Curriculum –Agreed at the European level Dif ficultyDif ficulty –Increasing throughout the test introductoryintermediateadvanced –From introductory to intermediate and advanced grade of difficulty

12 EChemTest.net Annual Conference of the ECTN 2005, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki GR, April 4-8, 2005www.ECTN-Assoc.org12 2 Categories of tests DemoTraining TestDemo / Training Test Static sample session Prior taking any of the certification test session Full set of European Languages currently transferred from the old platform Freely accessible online after registration Freely accessible online after registration Certification TestCertification Test Dynamic session at random European Chemistry Certificate at pre-university or at University levels of studies issued by the ECTNA English versions in operation now and only available in approved testing centers Sessions monitored and taken under controlled conditions Sessions monitored and taken under controlled conditions ECTNA members are awarded with a free access to certification tests ECTNA members are awarded with a free access to certification tests

13 EChemTest.net Annual Conference of the ECTN 2005, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki GR, April 4-8, 2005www.ECTN-Assoc.org13 Website access …

14 EChemTest.net Annual Conference of the ECTN 2005, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki GR, April 4-8, 2005www.ECTN-Assoc.org14 Tests online Nb Q Training online Training in preparation Nb Q Certification online Certification in preparation Gene Chem 130 bg, de, en, fi, fr, it, pt es, no, se 380 en Gene Chem 230 bg, de, en, fi, fr, it, pt es, no, se 440 en Anal Chem 330 cz, da, en, gr, it, pt, sk de 300 en da Inor Chem 330 en 300 en Orga Chem 330 bg, de, en, fi, fr, it, se es 700 en de, fr, it Phys Chem 320 bg, en, fi, it da, de, es, fr, nl, no, pt, se 400 en, it

15 EChemTest.net Annual Conference of the ECTN 2005, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki GR, April 4-8, 2005www.ECTN-Assoc.org15

16 EChemTest.net Technical and Business stuff

17 EChemTest.net Annual Conference of the ECTN 2005, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki GR, April 4-8, 2005www.ECTN-Assoc.org17 Quality insurance: Content All questions of a single topic according to the European Common Core Curriculum frame … –Equivalent as content to each other –Equivalent as scoring –Equivalent as the grade of difficulty Questions developed at the European level by an international team

18 EChemTest.net Annual Conference of the ECTN 2005, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki GR, April 4-8, 2005www.ECTN-Assoc.org18 Quality insurance: Certification Delivery controlled condition (time limit, scheduled sessions, personal account, number of attempts, …) Monitoring of the certification test session (testing centers) and Records of each sessions on the Server Encrypted session, protection by Login/Password Backup of the data

19 EChemTest.net Annual Conference of the ECTN 2005, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki GR, April 4-8, 2005www.ECTN-Assoc.org19 Quality insurance: Technology Developed with the commercial software QuestionMark Perception (providing Industrial and Academic clients for evaluation, certification, assessment worldwide)www.questionmark.com Following the CAA Software Guidelines Encrypted session, protection by Login/Password (administration level, end-user level, database storage) Material delivered online virus-free / Symantec virus database automatic update Backup of all databases (questions, sessions, results)

20 EChemTest.net Annual Conference of the ECTN 2005, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki GR, April 4-8, 2005www.ECTN-Assoc.org20 Testing centers The EChemTest Certification sessions are delegated to EChemTest centers officially recognized by the ECTN Association. In order to be recognized by the ECTN Association the EChemTest Center (full Association members or foreign bodies) has to fulfil pre-requisites related to : –The context and logistic (computer room, maintenance, …) –The examination conditions (secure network, band width, …) –The examination procedure (monitoring, ID control, …).

21 EChemTest.net Annual Conference of the ECTN 2005, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki GR, April 4-8, 2005www.ECTN-Assoc.org21 General conditions ECTN Assoc members ECTN Assoc members classroom or individual candidates Non ECTN Assoc members Non ECTN Assoc members and other bodies, individual candidates General Conditions 1.Individual registration (login, password) 2.All demo/training sessions accessible for free 3.Randomized test Options : individual (self-assessment); individual (certification); classroom (academic evaluation) Certification test Cost for randomized tests No charge for standard tests 50 for each registered tests and each participant Individual Certification, self- assessment, academic evaluation Handling costCharged by testing centers, PC room maintenance service, … European Certification Issued if Successful examination

22 EChemTest.net Annual Conference of the ECTN 2005, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki GR, April 4-8, 2005www.ECTN-Assoc.org22 EChemTest 2005 Dissemination Already presented February: U. of Perugia IT March: –Research U. of Helsinki FI (LERU 2005) U. of Sofia BG Lovech BG (41st Nat. Conf. of Bulgarian Teachers in Chemistry) Coming next … June: –Oral Autrans FR (MIEC-JIREC Conference) Yliema Hotel MT (NAUCTS Summer School) July: Jagiellonian U. of Kraków PL (Eurovariety in Chemistry) August: UBC Vancouver BC CA (ChemEd 2005) September: Shevshenko U. of Kiev UA (AC&CA 2005)

23 EChemTest.net Annual Conference of the ECTN 2005, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki GR, April 4-8, 2005www.ECTN-Assoc.org23 EChemTest and Eurobachelor ? 2 of the current projects coordinated by ECTN … EChemTest: help students and teachers with self-assessment and individual academic progression monitoring for exampleEChemTest: electronic automatized platform of tests in chemistry evaluating the knowledge in chemistry and the chemistry understanding in foreign languages, at pre- university and University study levels, by no mean will replace any national examination or diploma, but will help students and teachers with self-assessment and individual academic progression monitoring for example. Chemistry Eurobachelor: individual student progressionChemistry Eurobachelor: a label delivered to accredited Universities running the Bologna Process with their own National examinations, providing a DS and the individual student progression.

24 EChemTest.net And now … On behalf of the ECTN Network and Association, I officially invite our friend and local organizer to join me

25 EChemTest.net Evangelia instead of cutting the traditional blue ribbon to avoid any trouble with the Internet cable My great pleasure to invite you to press on the link below Login ECTN2005, Password demo and choose the test you want …

26 EChemTest.net Annual Conference of the ECTN 2005, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki GR, April 4-8, 2005www.ECTN-Assoc.org26 Acknowledgement … All contributors could not fit in this list, but I thank them all for the hard job done and the time spent on EChemTest At least the identified group members and translators: Vincenzo Aquilanti, Eva Åkesson, Gustavo Avitabile, Ana Barros, Gérard Bauduin, Laura Bobocea, Mike Bridge, Maria-Filomena Camoes, David Cardin, Rinaldo Cervelatti, David Cocker, Cecilia Coletti, Dario Compagnone, Jose-Marie Diaz Cruz, Pavel Drasar, Ivan Dukov, Constantinos Efstathiou, Markus Enders, Mariano Fajardo, Georges Francis, Marek Frankowicz, Johannes Fröhlich, Michael Gagan, Jeremy Glennon, Jean Grimaud, Elo Hansen, Tapio Hase, Flemming Hegelund, Bengt Jergil, Jens Josephson, Jean- Claude Kaell, Eija Kaija, Jari Kaperi, Jorma Koskimies, Miltiades Karayannis, Richard Kempa, Zdenka Keuc, Henryk Koroniak, Jan Labuda, Antonio Lagana, Risto Laitinen, Maria-Clara Magalhaes, Janine Mareche, Colin Marsden, Terry Michell, Raluca Mocanu, Kalina Mutafchieva, Matti Näsäkkälä, Panos Nikitas, Derek Nonhebel, Ad Oskam, Denis Papaioannou, Gino Paolucci, Bjorn Pedersen, Valentina Piermarini, Cornel Radu, Juan Antonio Rodriguez-Renuncio, Josep Ricart, Cesare Roll, Marina Rui, Marta Salisova, Mudis Salkauskas, Hans-Günther Schmalz, Anthony Smith, Clare Smith, Laszlo Somsak and his students group, Peter Ten Holte, Paolo Todesco, Alan Townshend, Arne van der Gen, Evangelia Varella, Anastasios Varvoglis, Janna Velder, Anna von Barth, Gian- Gualberto Volpi, Kristiina Wähälä, Richard Whewell, Ken Williamson, Bin Zwanenburg, …

27 EChemTest.net But the adventure is just starting … with the new AC Team Thank you very much for your attention

28 EChemTest.net Annual Conference of the ECTN 2005, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki GR, April 4-8, 2005www.ECTN-Assoc.org28 The NewsLetter online Bimonthly Electronic Bulletin Disseminated in: –48 countries worldwide –450 University contacts Information related to: –ECTN and ECTNA projects –Bologna Process –Eurobachelor and Label Committee –EChemTest –Partners network –Chemistry education in the EHEA –…


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