Pilot Event in Bulgaria

Implementation of the AppHop project piloting phase

In the period of 2 months – July and August 2021 European Center for Quality (ECQ) implemented the AppHop project piloting phase. The main objectives of the events were to present the AppHop project goals and results and to test the materials: the Digital Breakout Challenge Compendium with Bulgarian vocational students and the In-service Training Programme with Bulgarian vocational educators.

Taking into consideration the COVID-19 pandemic situation and the fact that some of the participants in the piloting events were from different cities in Bulgaria, ECQ team took the decision to implement this task in a hybrid format – partly virtually and partly physically.
ECQ implemented the piloting virtually with a total of 5 vocational educators in several (3) separate groups in July 2021 and physically in the beginning of August with 20 vocational learners from PROFESSIONAL HIGH SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS “MARIA
SKLODOVSKA – CURIE”, town Sliven.

The interactive piloting events provided an opportunity for the participants to share ideas, discuss and reflect on the innovative aspects of AppHop project results.

All of the participants in the piloting phase shared the opinion that they were very satisfied with the events. They expressed their gratitude for the existence of such innovative and creative materials. Some respondents pointed out that the Digital Breakout Challenges Platform is a very interesting and useful material. They liked the parallel between the entrepreneurship and the mobile applications. As for the platform, they found it easy-to-use with a plenty interesting scenarios for the Digital Brekouts. According to some of the participants, they could learn about new and interesting opportunities to develop their entrepreneurship skills. Some of the teachers stated that they would definitely use the AppHop Digital Breakouts in their classroom and disseminate them among their colleagues.