Fakta

Kontaktperson:
Shannon Sauro
Finansiärer:
  • European Commission (Erasmus + projects)
Ansvarig vid Mau:
Shannon Sauro
Samarbetspartners:
  • Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (Netherlands)
  • Universidad de León (Spain)
  • Université Stendahl (France)
  • The Open University (UK)
  • Jan Dlugosz University (Poland)
  • Università degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
  • University of Warwick (UK)
  • Sharing Perspectives (Ne
  • Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (Netherlands)
  • Universidad de León (Spain)
  • Université Stendahl (France)
  • The Open University (UK)
  • Jan Dlugosz University (Poland)
  • Università degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
  • University of Warwick (UK)
  • Sharing Perspectives (Netherlands)
Projektperiod:
01 januari 2018 - 31 juli 2020
Fakultet/institution:

Virtual Exchange (VE) is a type of computer-mediated learning whereby students from geographically remote classes work together online (in pairs or small groups) on learning tasks developed by teachers and educational supporters from the participating institutions. There is an increasing interest in implementing VE to further internationalise educational programmes, but the feasibility and effectiveness of this form of collaborative online learning at institutional level have yet to be demonstrated to university leaders and policy makers in Europe. The EVOLVE project is set to achieve just that.

The project will provide an innovative online training and coaching programme (‘Co-Laboratory’) for university educators and other facilitators planning to design and integrate VE in their courses. For recognition of competences and skills acquired, a digital accreditation system will be implemented based on the Open Badges standard. The training will initially be open to Coimbra Group and Santander Group members and their partners. In the final year of the project (2019-2020) the training will be offered to the public at large.

The impact of the implemented VEs will be measured through state-of-the art research targeting outcomes at learner and educator level. The project results and findings will be shared with policy and decision makers in universities, university associations and national and European policy networks, thus raising awareness for VE and contributing to establishing it as an innovative educational practice.