VIRQUAL @ EDEN 2009

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VIRQUAL @ EDEN 2009

  1. 1. VIRQUAL A Proposal to Harmonize Virtual Mobility and the European Qualification Framework Alfredo Soeiro :: Rita Falcão EDEN 2009 :: 11th JUNE :: Gdansk, Poland
  2. 2. General information <ul><li>Network for integrating Virtual Mobility and European Qualification Framework in HE and CE Institutions </li></ul><ul><li>143748-PT-KA3NW </li></ul><ul><li>Duration: 3 years </li></ul><ul><li>Key Activity 3 : ICT / network </li></ul>With the support of the Lifelong Learning programme of the European Union
  3. 3. Summary of partners Verein zur Förderung des Einsatzes Medien in der Aus- u. Weiterbildung AT P9 TecMinho – Associação Universidade-Empresa para o Desenvolvimento PT P8 Universidade Aberta PT P7 Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi – Sürekli Eğitim Merkezi TR P6 Gábor Dénes Főiskola HU P5 Eesti Infotehnoloogia Sihtasutus EE P4 Technische Universität Wien AT P3 Universidad Politécnica de Valencia ES P2 Universidade do Porto PT P1 Legal name Country Partner
  4. 4. General aim <ul><li>To help educational and training institutions to achieve Virtual Mobility and to guarantee EQF implementation through e-learning, aiming at finding specific obstacles in institutions and proposing concrete and innovative solutions. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Objective 1 <ul><li>To define, exemplify and promote discussion about using e-learning as a scenario to foster national and international collaboration of HE /CE organizations to achieve virtual mobility implementation. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Objective 2 <ul><li>To critically assess and exchange results, ideas and innovation about European, national and local policies and initiatives in the area of Virtual Mobility, aiming at identifying obstacles and facilitators for collaboration. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Objective 3 <ul><li>To cooperate in the elaboration and implementation of concrete Virtual Mobility scenarios, by establishing partnerships among the network institutions, and providing solutions and specific tools for different processes and stakeholders involved in the process. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Objective 4 <ul><li>To elaborate, implement, make available and disseminate tools to analyse, support, manage at Institutional level, contributing to improve the Virtual Mobility in Europe while trying to implement EQF requirements. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Workpackages EE EITF Exploitation of results EXP WP12 EE UPORTO National dissemination DISS WP11 ES UPV International dissemination DISS WP10 PT UPORTO Liaison Committee DEV WP9 PT TECMINHO SIG 4 DEV WP8 AT TU Wien SIG 3 DEV WP7 EE EITF SIG 2 DEV WP6 PT UABERTA SIG 1 DEV WP5 PT UPORTO Establishing the network DEV WP4 HU GDF Evaluation and quality management QA WP3 PT UPORTO Network Meetings MAN WP2 PT UPORTO Network management, financial management and coordination MAN WP1
  10. 10. SIG1: Virtual Mobility, ECTS and e-Learning <ul><li>How Institutions are dealing with Bologna? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the obstacles to national/international mobility programs and integration in the labour market </li></ul><ul><li>How can we adapt the ECTS system to on-line courses </li></ul>
  11. 11. SIG2: Research <ul><li>What has been done in projects in the area of virtual mobility, EQF and ECTS and e-learning? </li></ul><ul><li>Compile a database of Projects, Networks and Initiatives related to Virtual Mobility and to EQF implementation. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify projects and initiatives that VIRQUAL should network with. </li></ul>
  12. 12. SIG3: e-Learning and evaluation of Learning Oucomes <ul><li>How e-learning can contribute to the evaluation of Learning Outcomes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How can we relate Learning Objectives with Learning Outcomes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do we define Learning Outcomes in a course? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can we identify Learning Outcomes? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can we assess and validate Learning Outcomes using e-learning? </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. SIG4: e-Learning and EQF <ul><li>How can e-learning courses contribute to the acquisition of qualifications of the different levels of the EQF? </li></ul><ul><li>Can we acquire all types of qualifications through e-learning? </li></ul><ul><li>If not, which can be acquired and which cannot.. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Innovation in Network Management <ul><li>Innovative practices in management using web 2.0 and other technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication e collaborative work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Growing the Network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dissemination of results </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Project Management <ul><li>Microsoft Office Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Detailed planning of the project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Updating and adjusting planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Server functionalities to achieve distributed management (near future) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Expected benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>improve the implementation of the project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>provide data for quality assurance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>identify critical tasks and areas where the project needed more clarification </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Communication & collaborative work <ul><li>Communication tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>M ailing list ( [email_address] ): administrative processes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moodle Forum : discussions about the themes of the project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conference calls ( Skype): between meetings for clarification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doodle: to facilitate scheduling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Videoconference and other on-line conferencing tools are being studied to support on-line seminars (Mikogo, DimDim, Adobe Connect Pro and Codian). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>C ollaborative work and knowledge construction: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moodle tools, including Forum, Resources and Wikis. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other tools for specific situations: online mind-mapping tools for brainstorming </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Dissemination and networking <ul><li>Website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Drupal, a Content Management System (CMS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitates distributed content production </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Newsletter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated in website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thematic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social networking tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase contacts and community </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Thank you! [email_address] [email_address] With the support of the Lifelong Learning programme of the European Union

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