#EDENChat: #OpenVirtualMobility: the framework and skills

The next #EDENChat will take place on 10 October 2018, at 20:00 CEST and will be hosted by Francesca Amenduni (@amendoonia), Roma Tre University, Italy. We will be discussing the “#OpenVirtualMobility: the framework and skills”. Please join us using the hashtag #EDENChat!

#OpenVirtualMobility: the framework and skills

The concept of Virtual Mobility (VM) has a long history within the European educational policies. A recent definition of Virtual Mobility which is also guiding this project is the following: “Virtual mobility stands for the set of ICT supported activities, organized at institutional level, that realise or facilitate international, collaborative experiences in a context of teaching and/or learning” (Erasmus+ programme guide, p.322). Virtual Mobility aligns with the key concept of physical mobility, which is recognized as one of the cornerstones in the European Commission’s educational strategies through the flagship Erasmus Exchange programme for students in HE. Students and teachers participating in mobility actions gain various competences and skills, ranging from professional skills to organisation skills and language and intercultural skills. Virtual Mobility has been seen as an effective method of extending the benefits of mobility to include more people, who might otherwise not have access to these life-changing experiences.

Francesca Amenduni

Francesca Amenduni is a PhD Student in Experimental Pedagogy. Her expertise is in the e-learning field both as practitioner and researcher. She has worked as e-learning tutor and instructional designer since 2015. She carried research related to blended learning and her current PhD project regards semi-automated assessment of Critical Thinking in e-learning forums.


#EDENChat is an online discussion event on Twitter initiated by 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, and focuses on current issues in distance, open and e-learning. All sessions start at 20:00 CEST.

Previous #EDENChats are listed on the EDEN website according to topics.