Second intermediate evaluation at VDS

Second intermediate evaluation at VDS

In September 2018, a second intermediate evaluation of the TICKLE environment was carried out at the Vlaamse Dienst Speelpleinwerk (VDS), translated as the Flemish Service for Playground Work. The evaluation took place during their start weekend in Oud-Turnhout.

Here, a kind of city game, restricted to one street, was played. A divers set of cards with challenges was spread along the street. Participants had to find cards which became visible on the street map on the screen when they physically came in the vicinity of a card. These cards contained tasks and challenges with which points could be earned. Each challenge that was well executed yielded points. The aim was to collect as much points as possible.

User screen (Cards are in Dutch)

After the geo game, feedback of the participants on how to improve the TICKLE environment was asked and taken into account.

We would like to thank VDS and all participants for their cooperation and feedback during this second evaluation of the TICKLE environment!

 

 

First intermediate evaluation at VDS

First intermediate evaluation at VDS

A first intermediate evaluation of the TICKLE environment took place at the Vlaamse Dienst Speelpleinwerk (VDS), translated as the Flemish Service for Playground Work. More specifically, the evaluation took place in August at the playgrounds of Bornem and Puurs. VDS was looking for a game to improve the cooperation between the animators of the playgrounds and to stimulate their creativity. In order to do so, the TICKLE environment was used.The TICKLE environment offers a number of cards that can be collected by completing the task or challenge mentioned on the card (a sample card can be found below).

Sample card (cards are in Dutch).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The cards were used to give the animators assignments. All cards were placed on a treasure map (see below).

Treasure map

The challenges were activities related to the operation of the playground. Challenges could be carried out individually, or collaboratively with other animators. The goal was to carry out the challenge/activity to the best possible and to collect as many cards as possible.

Afterwards, feedback of the animators on how to improve the TICKLE environment was asked and taken into account.

We would like to thank VDS for their cooperation in this first evaluation of the TICKLE environment!

 

Publication SOTA report on Media Use

Publication SOTA report on Media Use

The first deliverable ‘Rapport D1 – State-of-the-art betreffende mediagebruik bij jongeren en jongvolwassenen in België, Vlaanderen en Brussel‘ is now available online. In this state-of-the-art report we provide an overview of the existing research on media use among youngsters and young adults in Belgium, Flanders and Brussels performed between 2010 and 2015.

Read more about the report in our ‘Publications & Press‘ section.