Let’s get internationally digital
The EDUC Alliance is on its way to highlight the internationalisation of local programmes at The European Association for International Education (EAIE) Forum in 2024.
For European University alliances, massively increasing the European exposure of students – in a scalable way – is a key challenge. The EDUC European University is deploying an innovative model to achieve this: Virtual Mobility & Exchange.
Digitalisation is one of the pillars of the EDUC Alliance, as it enables collaboration between teachers and European exposure of students making higher education flourish in many ways.
What is Virtual Mobility & Exchange?
- ranging from modalities where students use online platforms and tools to participate in courses at distant universities, to various approaches of digitally supported collaboration between students and between teachers from different universities.
- including a variety of combinations of different education (offline/online) and learning approaches (formal/informal, individual/group-based).
Engaging gen Z
We can sometimes hear echos of general perceptions of distance learning as being: time-consuming, difficult to manage, that you need to have a high level in English or some knowledge of online pedagogical tools, not to mention the fact that students are fed up with being at a distance and that they do not consider it as a ‘real’ mobility.
However, the reality of the feedback from teachers and students who have implemented or experienced EDUC activities reveals that they find it more interactive than traditional lectures, making teaching more dynamic and varied, enabling the acquisition of new know-hows. Indeed, it is a great way to engage students – especially the Z generation – while personalising the pathway.
With the EDUC European University Alliance, students teaching and learning experiences are not limited to their university. Thanks to online and blended courses – and all of the EDUC’s support in creating and maintaining them – they can experience a truly European education.