In her final presentation, Geerte Koster will give an overview and present the results and future directions of the two projects that she participated in during her four-month stay at SLATE. This will be her last day as an intern at SLATE.
Topic of the presentation
The aim of the first project in which Geerte Koster participated, was to develop a web-based visualisation tool that aids decision makers in analysing how and at which levels the program learning outcomes (PLOs) are taught in the Professional Psychology program in Bergen. Within the scope of this project, a second version of a web-based visualisation tool was developed. Decision makers will use the tool to see if all PLOs are well-covered and develop from a beginner to advanced level. Moreover, the tool will be used as a starting point for discussion with teachers about how their course learning outcomes (CLOs) are defined, and how this tool could be used in the future to get more insight into both the program as a whole and the role of individual courses in the program.
The aim of the second project in which Geerte Koster participated, was to develop an online mini game for adults that is not only engaging, but also makes adults more aware about their own data production and different data types. This mini game is part of the Data Literacy for Citizenship (DaLi) Erasmus+ project, which seeks to increase data literacy in adults by using game-based learning strategies. Geerte Koster and the other project participants have developed and evaluated the mini game in collaboration with 105 students, and have used their feedback to make a list of possible improvements to the game.
Geerte Koster has studied Biomedical Sciences in Utrecht, the Netherlands, and is currently doing her master’s degree in Bioinformatics at the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. For this Master’s, two research internships are required: one in the field of bioinformatics and one that broadens your horizon. During her first research internship, she was exploring the possibilities of machine learning using biomedical data.
Now, she is nearing the end of her second internship, where she has spent four months at SLATE, focusing on how others can be made aware about the impact and possibilities of data. She has been participating in the DaLi project, where she works on developing a mini game with the aim of improving data literacy. Moreover, she is involved in developing a web-based tool to visualise the curriculum of the Professional Psychology program in Bergen.