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OBF Academy - Case Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange

  1. Erasmus+Erasmus+ Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange INTERCULTURAL LEARNING EXPERIENCES Sarah Guth, President UNICollaboration Remix: T.MacKinnon @warwicklanguage 1
  2. Erasmus+ What is Virtual Exchange? “Technology-enabled people-to-people dialogues sustained over a period of time”. ● Use of new media platforms to enable deep, interactive social learning ● Developed over 30 years from experience in the field of educational exchange and study abroad ● Making it possible for every young person to have meaningful, transnational and intercultural experiences. ● Prepares, deepens, and extends physical exchanges, and fuels new demand for physical exchange. 2
  3. Erasmus+ What is Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange? ● Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange is a groundbreaking pilot project established by the European Commission in 2018. ● Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange aims to expand the reach and scope of the Erasmus+ programme through virtual exchanges by engaging at least 17,000 youth by the end of 2019. ● This project will complement the traditional physical mobility programme. ● An accessible, innovative way for young people in Europe and the Southern Mediterranean to engage in meaningful intercultural experiences online, as part of their formal or non-formal education. 3
  4. Erasmus+ Target Audiences Open to any young person aged 18-30 residing in Erasmus+ programme countries and the Southern Mediterranean. ● Young people (aged 18 to 30 years) ● Youth workers ● Students ● Higher education professors ● University managers/administrators ● Educators 4
  6. Erasmus+ 6 The professors and their support teams work together to develop: ● shared learning outcomes ● a syllabus for this new international component With a focus on the development of activities that promote: ● interaction ● collaboration between students
  7. Erasmus+ 7 ● The courses are usually blended ● They last 4-10 weeks ● They have at least 1 synchronous video session ● They can be implemented in any subject or course
  8. Erasmus+ Exchanges & Training 8
  9. Erasmus+ 9
  10. Erasmus+ Recognition 10
  11. Erasmus+ Recognition 11 Next steps: • EU visual identity work under way • A more unified programme identity • Capacity building for creation and delivery of new VEs • Increase connections with other organisations with similar aims
  12. Erasmus+ Roadmap Achieved • Proof of concept: open badges use has been well received on the whole. • Badges issued to date: 4,366 To do • Upgrading account to increase capacity and improve reporting • Visual identity of badges and eco-sytem to be developed further • Increase awareness of this form of recognition and how earners can manage their awards. 12