Designing a Collaborative Learning Hub for Virtual Mobility Skills

Insights from the European Project Open Virtual Mobility

Ilona Buchem, Johannes Konert, Chiara Carlino, Gerard Casanova, Kamakshi Rajagopal, Olga Firssova, Diane Andone

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Abstract

Higher education faces high requirements and challenges in today's global world, including internationalisation as a response to globalisation. Virtual Mobility (VM) has a great potential to contribute to the internationalisation, innovation and inclusion in higher education. While it is feasible to encourage outward and inward student and faculty mobility, the main limitations include high costs of travelling and living in a foreign country, diverse socio-economic, health-related and even political issues. These barriers can be reduced by adding virtual components to mobility programs and actions (e. g. virtual seminars, virtual labs, virtual internships). This paper presents an approach for designing a collaborative learning hub for promoting VM Skills of educators and students in the European Higher Education Area. The VM Learning Hub assists to enhance the Virtual Mobility readiness of higher education institutions, educators and students through achievement, assessment and recognition of VM skills. This paper introduces the concept and the architecture of VM Learning Hub – aCollaborative and Personal Learning Environment with embedded technologies for innovative forms of skill attainment (open education, gamification), skill assessment (test-based and evidence-based e-assessment), skill recognition (open credentials, linked data) and collaboration (based on algorithm-based matching of learning groups).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLearning and Collaboration Technologies. Design, Development and Technological Innovation
Subtitle of host publication5th International Conference, LCT 2018, Held as Part of HCI International 2018, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 15-20, 2018, Proceedings, Part I
EditorsP. Zaphiris , A. Ioannou
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Chapter27
Pages350-375
Number of pages25
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9783319917436
ISBN (Print)9783319917429
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event5th International Conference, LCT 2018, Held as Part of HCI International 2018, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 15-20, 2018 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 15 Jul 201820 Jul 2018
http://2018.hci.international/

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume10924

Conference

Conference5th International Conference, LCT 2018, Held as Part of HCI International 2018, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 15-20, 2018
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period15/07/1820/07/18
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Keywords

  • Virtual Mobility
  • Open Education
  • Collaborative Learning
  • E-assessment
  • Open Credentials
  • Gamification
  • Linked Data
  • Matching Algorithms

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Buchem, I., Konert, J., Carlino, C., Casanova, G., Rajagopal, K., Firssova, O., & Andone, D. (2018). Designing a Collaborative Learning Hub for Virtual Mobility Skills: Insights from the European Project Open Virtual Mobility. In P. Zaphiris , & A. Ioannou (Eds.), Learning and Collaboration Technologies. Design, Development and Technological Innovation: 5th International Conference, LCT 2018, Held as Part of HCI International 2018, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 15-20, 2018, Proceedings, Part I (1 ed., pp. 350-375). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 10924). Cham: Springer International Publishing AG. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91743-6_27
Buchem, Ilona ; Konert, Johannes ; Carlino, Chiara ; Casanova, Gerard ; Rajagopal, Kamakshi ; Firssova, Olga ; Andone, Diane. / Designing a Collaborative Learning Hub for Virtual Mobility Skills : Insights from the European Project Open Virtual Mobility. Learning and Collaboration Technologies. Design, Development and Technological Innovation: 5th International Conference, LCT 2018, Held as Part of HCI International 2018, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 15-20, 2018, Proceedings, Part I. editor / P. Zaphiris ; A. Ioannou . 1. ed. Cham : Springer International Publishing AG, 2018. pp. 350-375 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).
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Buchem, I, Konert, J, Carlino, C, Casanova, G, Rajagopal, K, Firssova, O & Andone, D 2018, Designing a Collaborative Learning Hub for Virtual Mobility Skills: Insights from the European Project Open Virtual Mobility. in P Zaphiris & A Ioannou (eds), Learning and Collaboration Technologies. Design, Development and Technological Innovation: 5th International Conference, LCT 2018, Held as Part of HCI International 2018, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 15-20, 2018, Proceedings, Part I. 1 edn, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 10924, Springer International Publishing AG, Cham, pp. 350-375, 5th International Conference, LCT 2018, Held as Part of HCI International 2018, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 15-20, 2018, Las Vegas, United States, 15/07/18. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91743-6_27

Designing a Collaborative Learning Hub for Virtual Mobility Skills : Insights from the European Project Open Virtual Mobility. / Buchem, Ilona; Konert, Johannes ; Carlino, Chiara ; Casanova, Gerard ; Rajagopal, Kamakshi; Firssova, Olga; Andone, Diane.

Learning and Collaboration Technologies. Design, Development and Technological Innovation: 5th International Conference, LCT 2018, Held as Part of HCI International 2018, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 15-20, 2018, Proceedings, Part I. ed. / P. Zaphiris ; A. Ioannou . 1. ed. Cham : Springer International Publishing AG, 2018. p. 350-375 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 10924).

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Buchem I, Konert J, Carlino C, Casanova G, Rajagopal K, Firssova O et al. Designing a Collaborative Learning Hub for Virtual Mobility Skills: Insights from the European Project Open Virtual Mobility. In Zaphiris P, Ioannou A, editors, Learning and Collaboration Technologies. Design, Development and Technological Innovation: 5th International Conference, LCT 2018, Held as Part of HCI International 2018, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 15-20, 2018, Proceedings, Part I. 1 ed. Cham: Springer International Publishing AG. 2018. p. 350-375. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91743-6_27