Due to the limitations imposed by the present COVID-19 emergency, the great majority of universities in Europe and globally are presently working to implement online teaching activities, exploring tools and methods that can guarantee continuous engagement of students as well as their active participation. One approach that can help deliver online learning is Virtual Exchange, a distinctive way to enable deep, interactive intercultural learning through online facilitated discussions.
The Masterclass will explore how Virtual Exchange activities can be offered to students and how they can be integrated in university courses and will present the practical opportunities offered by the European Union’s Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange initiative to engage professors and students in meaningful, safe and rewarding online collaboration activities.
Moderator: Fabio Nascimbeni
11.00: Francesca Helm, What is Virtual Exchange
11.10: Stephanie Siklossy, the Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Programme
11.20: Sophie Millner, How to integrate Virtual Exchange in university courses
11.30: Sara Pittarello, Practical steps to make this happen
11.40: Questions and answers
12.00: End of Masterclass