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Virtual Erasmus - A new chance not only for Europe

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  • F22 - International Migration
  • J61 - Geographic Labor Mobility
  • Immigrant Workers
  • I21 - Analysis Of Education
  • J24 - Human Capital
  • Skills
  • Occupational Choice
  • Labor Productivity
  • O31 - Innovation And Invention: Processes And Incentives
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  • Education

Abstract

Virtual Mobility among two or more educational institutions offers students a virtual trip abroad. There is an opportunity to acquire a number of ECTS-points at one of the foreign partner institutions or through a joint activity which are counted to the student’s degree at his/her home university. This paper is based on the research conducted among ERASMUS coordinators within the EU. The research was part of the MoreVM project which aims at facilitating the virtual mobility, encouraging participation and enhancing efficiency of virtual mobility in higher education. The central focus was on the position of the virtual mobility coordinator, if such exists. There will be an overview of the main research findings reflecting the present situation in managing the virtual mobility. We hope that sharing good experience including the MoreVM project results will increase the development of the virtual mobility which will get similar attention and success as Erasmus physical mobility. Virtual mobility could be a valuable example also for countries outside of European Union.

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