"Including formative evaluation in teaching is vastly important to learning."
(Hattie, J. (2012) Visible Learning for Teachers.)
“Evaluation directs learning more than any other single factor in the learning context.”
(Entwistle & Entwistle, 1992; Hodgson & Pang, 2012; Segers & Dochy, 2006; Struyven, Dochy & Janssens, 2005)
“Self-guidance means the ability and skill to listen to oneself, set goals and act accordingly.”
(Sports psychologist Tuomas Grönman, http://www.gronman.fi/blogi/pelaajasta-superpelaajaksi/ )
"The best learning results are achieved by learners who can evaluate their level of knowledge
with respect to their goals."
(Hattie, J. (2009) Visible Learning)
"Qridi Sport is an excellent tool for developing both the skills of players and the competence of coaches. In Finnish tennis, we also believe in strong cooperation, and with Qridi Sport, we can make our communications more open and help the players develop and already improve their sense of ownership towards tennis when young."
Harri Suutarinen, Finnish Tennis Association, Coach of the Finnish National Junior Tennis Team
Qridi is used by seven-year-old juniors as well as professional athletes engaged in individual or team sports. Qridi is suitable for many types of sports. For example, it is already used in ice-hockey, football, tennis, golf, swimming, gymnastics and floorball, and also by referees.
Qridi allows athletes to participate in all phases of the coaching process: goal setting, implementation and evaluation. This helps them improve self-guidance, take responsibility for their actions and develop a strong sense of ownership towards sports.
Qridi helps sports clubs make use of the best learning practices based on the most recent research results. Qridi promotes the building of a new, guiding evaluation culture in sports clubs and allows the comprehensive development of athletes. For the delight and benefit of coaches and athletes.
Qridi has been developed together with several Finnish education professionals and experts based on the current views about learning. Coaches manage their athletes through special interfaces. Qridi is a comprehensive digital tool for formative evaluation. It provides an easy-to-use environment in which athletes can perform self, peer and group evaluations and where evaluations can also be done by coaches. There is a also task list through which the coach can also see in real time how the athletes perform in different exercises. Coaches and athletes can together set personal goals whose fulfilment can be monitored easily. When all of its features are in use, Qridi is an excellent coaching organisation and evaluation tool for both coaches and athletes.
Athletes can use Qridi via a web browser or mobile application. Qridi has a clear, visual interface that allows athletes respond to the self, peer and group evaluations assigned by coaches, self-evaluate the tasks assigned to them and reflect on their learning in words and audio clips in a diary. Athletes can set personal goals together with coaches and monitor the progress they have made towards achieving them. By monitoring their progress using versatile reports and by setting goals, athletes learn to understand and direct their development even better.
Qridi’s superior feature is its reports for coaches and athletes. It is possible to prepare broad summaries about evaluations, which helps coaches’ work, create a good basis for discussions with athletes and above all help athletes develop a more in-depth understanding of their development. With Qridi, it is possible to direct and monitor athletes’ individual learning processes in a variety of ways. Coaches using Qridi will undoubtedly see how evaluation guides the development of athletes. The aspects that the coach and the athletes decide to observe and document are shown as improved skill levels.
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