First BEACONING pilot scenarios described using the BEACONING taxonomy proposed to model the scenario then been able to use them with the authoring tool.
The two samples proposed scenario by ORT are related to digital skills and Mathematics for helping in particular students passing the gap between high school and first year of university/technical and vocational studies.
The Maths scenario topic is about “Basic algebrix skills” and is targeting High school students in a difficult situation math wise.
“Some basic mathematical notions learned in secondary schools are still not fully mastered by some students by the time they arrive in high school. This situation will lead those students to be unable to follow properly the math curricula, especially in algebra, are they are not able to build on this pre-existing knowledge.”
This activity will address the problem by providing activities designed to work on essential algebraic notions needed throughout the high school curricula. As example, the lesson path proposed is divided in four missions trying to address the basic math deficiencies seen in high schools. More mission could be added later to cover a larger ground. The lesson starts with a reminder of the 4 basic operations and continues with a direct application of it through problems with proportionality. Then decomposition of a number in primer factors and the divisibility rules close the lesson path.
The Digital Skills scenario topic is about “Digital Literacy” and is targeting High school students
“In today’s digital world, everyone leaves a certain amount of information about themselves on the Internet, with the data either produced by them or entered by others. All those fragments of information put together constitute a digital identity which, especially where that information is publicly available, can be used by others to discover that person’s civil identity. In this sense, a digital identity is a version, or facet, of a person’s social identity. The ramifications of the concept of digital identities, both legal and social, are a complex and challenging topic.
The lesson path is made of four different steps. First the students are made aware of the concept of digital identity by looking for information about a made up person all around the Internet. Then they have a look at their own digital identity and how much of their personal information is publicly exposed. Then they will make a presentation to the whole class about their finding. Finally they’ll be taught simple guidelines on data protection in order for them to be able to master their own digital trail