Upcoming Virtual Exchange

Climate Movements

Climate Movements will focus on key debates around climate change. As young people mobilize around one of humanity’s biggest questions, this course asks: what is the impact of climate change on the planet, political action and the movement of people?

Mar 15 - May 14

2021

English

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3 tips for effective online teaching

With nearly a decade of experience in developing large scale online interactive educational programmes, we’ve learnt a thing or two about what works well and what doesn’t. Here are our top tips for everyone involved with remote teaching, elearning and online instructional design.

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What do Virtual Exchange and a potluck have in common?

Climate change is considered one of the most pressing concerns of our time, and has already had a significant impact on human movement and life on earth. Young people have been a major source of momentum behind climate action in recent years. Through Virtual Exchange we wanted to offer the opportunity for young people to connect with each other on this theme. How do they experience and perceive climate change? And how do they feel about their role as young people? We collected some of the experiences from the Virtual Exchange ‘Cultural Encounters: The Big Climate Movement 2020’. 

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'Designing and implementing virtual exchange – a collection of case studies'

With contributions from leading Virtual Exchange practitioners and developers, 'Designing and implementing virtual exchange – a collection of case studies' offers tangible examples of different VE models. This publication brings together case studies to illustrate various ways of implementation in formal and non-formal education, across a range of disciplines.

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How to adapt core learning elements to be effective online

Based on our expertise in Virtual Exchange pedagogy Sharing Perspectives Foundation is organizing a workshop series on harnessing the opportunities of online education. In three sessions we will provide step-by-step techniques, practical tips and unique exercises modelling online interactivity and student engagement.

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Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange as a new form of education

What the Virtual Exchange format introduces, is a continuous connection between the local and the global, online and offline, personal and common, or differences and similarities. The format does not introduce a radical disruption from or for traditional forms of education, but establishes new dimensions and connections to existing, formal education settings. 

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Physical distance, but socially close

Many of us were confronted with earlier this year with sudden closures of universities, schools, travel restrictions and even lockdowns. Check out how some of our active Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange community members feel about Virtual Exchange during challenging times.

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7 reasons ‘going virtual’ could be your plan A

Across a range of fields and disciplines, virtual learning and interaction are commonly seen as a ‘plan B,’ i.e. “if we can’t get everyone together, then we’ll begrudgingly adapt accordingly”. What this negative sentiment prevents is the ability to ask the more generative question: What is enabled by ‘going virtual’? 

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Application deadline coming up!

Autumn semester has started for many learners. We are getting ready for the start of the Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange 'Cultural Encounters: The Big Climate Movement'.  Don't wait and apply today to join this online, interactive, international learning experience!

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