The FLeD Project Pilot : Understanding Work Package 3

by | Nov 6, 2023

Work package 3 (WP3) is one of the important phases in the FLeD project. It involves testing, refining, and disseminating the resources developed in Work package 2 (Pedagogical Framework and in Work package 4 (FLeD Tool). Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University – ) is the Work package leader, although there are shared responsibilities with other partner institutions.

This post aims not only to inform but also to engage and inspire teachers in higher education to reflect on the potential of educational technologies and innovative pedagogical practices. By discussing projects like FLeD, we can explore new possibilities to enrich learning experiences and promote more inclusive and flexible higher education.

WP3 Objectives

The specific objectives of WP3 are not only to test the pattern and the scaffolding design, and understand the playful experience using the FLeD tool ( with real users, but also to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of these components, and to refine them to ensure a playful experience and the development of inclusive learning scenarios.

WP3 Deliverables

The main deliverables (D) of WP3, as stated in the project’s proposal document, include:

  • D4: A digital report that describes the pilot and presents the results of teachers’ evaluation. This report will encourage the use of visual representations including figures and infographics to enhance understanding.
  • D5: Three resources, namely the pattern, scaffolding, and playful design, will be refined and translated into six different languages. These resources will be in digital format and will consist of both text and visual content.
  • D6: An academic paper will be published, focusing on the results of the pilot. This paper, with a length of approximately 8000 words, will be written in English and made available online.

In addition to the deliverables, WP3 also involves several quantitative indicators, including:

  • The participation of university teachers from the six universities involved in the project pilot, with an estimated range of 3 to 5 teachers per partner.
  • Involvement of 18-30 teachers from diverse disciplines in the project pilot.
  • Participation of 18-30 pairs of teachers in the project pilot or, alternatively, peer feedback from content experts.
  • Development of 18-30 learning scenarios.
  • Registration of 18-30 users in the FLeD tool.

WP3 Timeline

The schedule for WP3 has been adjusted to accommodate various constraints and achieve general agreement and, overall, includes 6 phases:

  • The preparation phase (pre-pilot)
  • The main phase (the pilot)
  • The evaluation phase (data collection)
  • The report phase (data analysis)
  • The discussion phase (face-to-face workshops)
  • The refinement phase (revision).

Overall, WP3 plays a crucial role in testing and refining the FLeD resources, evaluating their usefulness, and disseminating them widely in higher education institutions. We hope to develop flipped classroom practices and flexible learning processes in higher education. By sharing our FLeD project’s WP3 outcome and outputs including our experiences of and our insights, we hope to not only inform but also inspire teachers in higher education to explore and adopt these innovative pedagogical outputs in their teaching practices. Stay tuned for more information about our insights into our FleD piloting experience!