Opening Studies Through Virtual Exchange. Case Description

Estela Dauksiene
Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

Airina Volungeviciene
Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

Margarita Tereseviciene
Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania


Opening university practices via teacher collaboration and student virtual exchange is a challenging process where technologies create possibilities and facilitate administrative processes, however coherent preparation and coordination of activities is needed. Erasmus+ funded projects create possibilities for teachers to collaborate in course design and delivery for virtual exchange, for students to study virtually abroad, and for institutions to prepare and validate necessary procedures for virtual exchange implementation and recognition.Virtual exchange case implementation revealed the main challenges for teachers, students and universities:Students: in selection and registration for virtual exchange at university abroad;Teachers: collaboration for joint course design and different time of students, joining the course;Universities: in recognition of student and teacher virtual exchange.

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