News & Events of DEVELOP
The DEVELOP PLE is an online software tool which provides integrated services to support a person’s lifelong career development. The environment offers services such as the assessment of transversal competencies, the analysis of social capital based on an employee’s virtual social network, career path propositions and related learning activities. Personalised visualisations of potential career paths inform and guide learners towards realistic and attainable careers.
A ‘user-friendly’ software interface is a basic requirement from buyers and end users. As simple as it sounds, achieving this requires continuous iteration and refinement. This article reports on the latest user tests conducted by the DEVELOP project with its pilot users, in order to ensure these needs are being met.
In today’s competitive corporate arena, an organization is only as innovative and successful as the talent it attracts and develops. By adding to this equation the emerging role of digital technology in almost every aspect of our lives, it becomes clear that a new digital era is about to take the lead. It is finally time for HR to embrace digital innovation and DEVELOP gives you all the good reasons to do so.
In scope of a privacy and ethical impact assessment exercise (PIA+), DEVELOP created a set of scenarios to demonstrate potential privacy, ethical and legal impacts that might arise from a PLE such as DEVELOP, if careful thought was not given to these issues in the design process. The aim of these scenarios is to identify possible problems before they occur, communicate them to stakeholders, and prevent them already in an early development phase. We are sure this article will be interesting to anyone involved in the design and roll-out of learning and career development environments.