During the spring of 2017, we collaborated with the Skolverket to develop a basic training on validation – a process that involves evaluating and recognising what people have learned – no matter where, when and how this learning has taken place. Validation can be an effective and resource-efficient tool for utilising skills and helping people out faster in the labour market. The solution was a web-based education based on four real-life cases depicted in dramatised film.
In the requirements specification we received from Skolverket, there was an extensive list of knowledge requirements that participants needed to achieve. The subject of validation is wide, and for a beginner, there is a lot of information to start with to work in an effective way. The practical steps of the validation process also require exercises. We needed to find a solution that combined facts with relevant yet simple forms of practice. These, in turn, must capture the aspects of the content that the participants might need to practice more. We also wanted the content to reflect the reality of validation.