When : Thursday 29 September 2016
Where : Online via Adobe Connect.
The link to the webinar room will be sent to all registered participants one day before the event.
What is virtual mobility?
For most people in higher education mobility means exchange programmes and travel. However today there are digital tools and communities that enable rich virtual collaboration for both teachers and students. This is called virtual mobility and has been the subject of several international initiatives over the last 5 years.
Virtual mobility/exchange in higher education is an activity of learning, teaching, researching, communicating and collaborating, characterised by the following features: development of intercultural competence, cooperation of higher education institutions, application of appropriate technology supported learning and teaching solutions, and aiming at achieving academic goals and recognition of the achieved learning outcomes.
(Vasilevska, 2014, Volungevičienė, Daukšienė, Teresevičienė, 2016).
In this webinar you will learn about virtual mobility and how it is being used today in Europe to enable staff and students to participate in international projects, courses and networks.
Questions to be addressed
- Are teachers and students ready for international online collaboration and if not how can we help them?
- We have the tools and methods to recognize student and teacher virtual mobility but why isn’t it common practice?
- What examples of good practice already exists?
In this webinar you will meet:
Airina Volungeviciene, Director of Innovative Studies Institute and associate professor at the Department of Education at Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania, The Chair of the Board of the Lithuanian Distance and e-Learning (LieDM) association, Vice President of European Distance and eLearning Network – EDEN. She has long experience in virtual mobility including the project Opening universities for virtual mobility.
Estela Daukšienė, Head of the bachelor online program “Education and Information Technologies” and chief specialist at Innovative Studies Institute at Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania, and the President of Lithuanian Distance and e-Learning (LieDM) association.
Moderator: Alastair Creelman, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Who should take part in this webinar: Teachers, administrators and managers in higher education with an interest in internationalisation and collaboration.
This webinar is organised by Linnaeus University , Vytautas Magnus University , the Swedish Network for IT in Higher Education (ITHU) and NVL Distans (Nordic Network for Adult Education).