#EDENChat: Open Virtual Mobility

The next #EDENChat will take place on 16 May 2018, at 20:00 CEST and will be hosted by hosted by George Ubachs (EADTU) and Ilona Buchem (Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Germany) It will discuss the EADTU’s Virtual mobility concept and the recently published mobility matrix. Please join us using the hashtag #EDENChat!

Dr. George L. A. Ubachs

George Ubachs is Managing Director of EADTU, the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities. EADTU is Europe’s institutional association of leading universities in online, open and flexible higher education, and is at the heart of the modernisation agenda of European universities. Growing from its eleven founding members in ten European nations, EADTU now has a membership of fifteen institutions and fourteen national associations across 25 nations. Its membership covers over 200 universities and around 3 million students.

George Ubachs is responsible for the development and support of the EADTU network, policies and execution of its goals in online, open and flexible higher educationHe is coordinator of international academic cooperation networks on networked curricula, virtual mobility, QA in online education and on business models for lifelong learning.

George Ubachs is coordinator of the E-xcellence movement on quality assurance in online, open and flexible education and leading the ICDE-UNESCO focal point for QA in online education in Europe. He further coordinates the EMPOWERing universities network of a 100 experts that represent 12 specific fields of expertise related to online, open and flexible education. As coordinator of these two dedicated  networks he is working closely with the EUA, ENQA, ESU, ICDE and Unesco.

Ilona Buchem

Ilona Buchem is Professor for Media and Communication at Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin. Her research interests include emerging technologies for learning, such as digital credentials / Open Badges. She has been coordinating and working in a number of research project related to Open Badges and Open Education, including two recent Erasmus+ strategic partnerships – Open Badge Network (2014-2017) and Open Virtual Mobility (2017-2020). Ilona Buchem is a frequent speaker at conferences and author of a number of publications on digital learning. Find out more on her homepage.

In case you wish to read previous #EDENChats, they can be accessed here.

#EDENChat is an online discussion event on Twitter initiated by the Steering Committee of the EDEN Network of Academics and Professionals (NAP). It is mediated by members of the NAP community and runs for approximately 1 hour. Anyone can join in and contribute to the discussion which is presented in a Question and Answer format.