Dissemination events

TeaCamp project represented at IARTEM conference

On September 28-30 International Association for Research on Textbooks and Educational Media (IARTEM) organized 11th international conference at Vytautas Magnus university, Kaunas. TeaCamp project ant its results were represented at the conference workshop 4, on September 29, 2011.

TeaCamp project session in STHESCA conference in Krakow (Poland)

TeaCamp project had organized a session called "Virtual mobility challenges in Higher Education"  in STHESCA International Conference dedicated to the Polish Presidency of the European Union. The session presentations are available at STHESCA web page. Spanish partner prepared and shared TeaCamp project video which is available here
on student virtual mobility. Together with the participation in the conference TeaCamp project team had their final project partner meeting on July 4th in Krakow (Poland). 

TeaCamp project presented at Erasmus Cluster Meeting "Strategies for learning mobility in Europe"

16-17 June, 2011 TeaCamp project, with its main deliverables, innovative aspects in education and training and challenges faced, was presented at Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) organized Erasmus Cluster Meeting "Strategies for learning mobility in Europe"

TeaCamp project workshop at EDEN conference

On June 21st, 2011 TeaCamp project, represented by Vytautas Magnus University, University of Oviedo and  European Commission, is organizing a workshop at EDEN conference, Dublin - "Strengthening HE Modernization, Internationalization and Openness by Supporting Teacher Virtual Mobility”.

The workshop is lead by EC representative Patricia De Smet, Vytautas Magnus University representatives - Margarita Teresevičienė (Education Department), Airina Volungevičienė (Distance Study Centre), Zina Baltrėnienė (International Office), University of Oviedo representative Aquilino A. Juan Fuente, Katholieke universiteit Leuven representative Wim Van Petegem and other virtual mobility experts.

The workshop focuses on defining the current Virtual Mobility (VM) practices in Europe. It aims to provoke an international discussion on what still needs to be done at institutional and policy levels to support and mainstream current VM practices addressing VM common understanding in Europe, teacher VM impact for students, teachers themselves and HE institutions, and the barriers and problem areas that need to be addressed to exploit (teacher) VM practices in European HE institutions.

More information about the Workshop (Session F5): Strengthening HE Modernization, Internationalization and Openness  by Supporting Teacher Virtual Mobility

TeaCamp presented in International Conference "E-Education: Science, Study and Business"

TeaCamp project was presented by BETI partners in International Conference "E-Education: Science, Study and Business" by distributing project booklets, leaflets  and by posters as well. The conference was organized in Vilnius on 24th-25th of November, 2010. More information about conference

The Portuguese TeaCamp Team participates at an International Seminar at the University of Aveiro (Portugal) about Virtual Mobility

The Portuguese TeaCamp Team participates at an International Seminar at the University of Aveiro (Portugal) about Virtual Mobility

The University of Aveiro (Portugal) hosted an International Seminar on Virtual Mobility (VM) on the 22nd of November 2010, where TeaCamp was represented. The aim of this initiative, under the responsibility of the Portuguese leader of Movinter (Professor Rui Raposo), was to share perspectives, experiences and results in the context of transnational VM in higher education. The Seminar was open to any teacher and student interested in knowing more about VM and some of its current and future challenges.

One of the expected outcomes of this Seminar was to create synergies to promote new approaches to cooperation and the promotion of VM in higher education across Europe.

This Seminar was attended by teachers, researchers and students. Three countries were represented: Denmark, Portugal and  Spain. The following projects were presented and discussed:

 

International Erasmus Virtual mobility sessions

International Erasmus Virtual Mobility sessions start on September 24, 2010 organized by five European Universities:
•    Department of Education at Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania) - coordinating institution
•    Innovation Centre of University of Oviedo (Spain)
•    Jyvaskyla University (Finland)
•    Jagellonian University (Poland)
•    University of Aveiro (Portugal)
•    And Baltic Education Technology Institute in Lithuania

in the framework of LLP Erasmus VC project TeaCamp - Teacher Virtual Campus: Research, Practice, Apply.
Higher education institutions from 5 partner countries designed one international study module "Virtual Learning in Higher Education" and now start international studies using TeaCamp Moodle virtual learning environment (http://www.teacamp.eu/moodle) and video conferencing sessions. Virtual mobility session participants also join comparative research process on evaluation of virtual mobility phenomenon. Research results will be published in 2011.

Teachers, trainers and researchers can join virtual community at TeaCamp virtual campus (www.teacamp.eu/vc/) if they want to design curriculum for virtual mobility as well as discuss, analyse and research virtual mobility issues.

Virtual mobility sessions

TeaCamp project virtual mobility sessions start on September 24th, 2010 and will take place every Friday till December 17th, 2010. More information about the course is provided in the course desciption. Access to the course - via TeaCamp Moodle.

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News from EACEA

EACEA has recently announced the publication of the 6th edition of the Erasmus / Jean Monnet InfoKit "What's new in EU higher education initiatives?".

This 6th edition of the Erasmus and Jean Monnet InfoKit provides information on the selection results of the last Calls for Proposals, in particular concerning Erasmus centralised actions, Jean Monnet Key Activities 1 and 3, and ECTS & DS Labels. You will also learn more about the applications received for the Erasmus University Charter. Details are also provided for forthcoming funding opportunities for these same programmes in 2011. Finally, you will learn more about activities carried out by the Bologna Experts as well as forthcoming events.

Please click on the following link to read the InfoKit: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/llp/tools/infokits_en.php (in English only).

 

TeaCamp meeting with Vice-Rector of the University of Aveiro (Portugal)

Portuguese TeaCamp partners met, on the 13th of July 2010, with the Vice-rector for Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies, Professor Eduardo Silva, of the University of Aveiro (Portugal) with the aim of presenting the TeaCamp project and discuss the institutional expectations about virtual mobility. Professor Eduardo Silva was very interested with the full dimension of the TeaCamp project (teacher virtual campus: research, practice, apply).

A special interest had been given to pilot course that is being held in the 1st semester of 2010/11 in the partner institutions, since it is starting to be a major concern for the University the opening of new teaching and learning methodologies, especially those that are concerned with distance learning. Due to the facts that that The University o Aveiro gives major importance to internationalization and also that it will starting the 1st semester of 2010/11 the first undergraduate course entirely delivered at distance and, virtual mobility issue can be in the top priority of the institutional agenda.