Video Conference to Present Virtual Mobility
Erasmus+ bilateral agreements signed between VMU and foreign universities for virtual exchange have enabled VMU students to study abroad virtually. The possibilities and participants of virtual mobility will be introduced in the international introductory video conference on 2 p.m., Wednesday 4 June, in the lobby of VMU Great Hall (S. Daukanto Str. 28). It will be broadcast online as well.
The event will be attended by lecturers and students of VMU, University of Oviedo (Spain), Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain), University of Southampton (UK), University of Yasar (Turkey), Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania) and UniPegaso (Italy).
The video conference will present the virtual mobility study subjects prepared by the lecturers from VMU and other universities. International student groups will be introduced to each other and will present their expectations and preparations for this innovative form of studies.
For the autumn semester of 2014/2015, Vytautas Magnus University has adapted 4 study subjects from its study programs for online learning and virtual mobility. In total, 18 study subjects are offered for virtual exchange by 7 universities (more information is available on the website of UbiCamp).
VMU faculties of Economics and Management, Informatics, Law, Natural Sciences, Political Science and Diplomacy, and Social Sciences contributed to the implementation of virtual mobility in the following ways:
- offered study subjects for foreign university students (4 subjects were adapted for online learning and virtual mobility)
- agreed to recognise learning outcomes and credits gained in foreign universities, in the context of current VMU study programs.
Virtual mobility exchange is organized by the VMU Innovative Studies Institute and the International Office along with other departments. 29 applications for study subjects offered by foreign universities were received for virtual mobility exchange. 28 VMU students were selected for virtual mobility exchange to study 12 subjects online at foreign universities.
These possibilities for international collaboration were established in the framework of UbiCamp project (526843-LLP-1-2012-ES-ERASMUS-ESMO) implemented by the VMU Innovative Studies Institute.
The conference organizers invite all university lecturers and students to attend the event and get acquainted with the participants and possibilities of virtual mobility. Everyone will be also welcome to watch the video broadcast of the event on the website of Ubicamp.