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

    SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
    Volume10924

    Conference

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

    Keywords

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

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