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19 Mar 2020

Masterclass: How to enrich online teaching activities in higher education through Virtual Exchanges

Virtual Exchange is a groundbreaking digital tool enabling deep, interactive intercultural learning through online facilitated discussions. It offers opportunities to try out innovative teaching methods and collaborative educational programmes

Due to the limitations imposed by the present COVID-19 outbreak, the 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.

Join this Masterclass and 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.

When?  Thursday 26 March - 11.00 to 12.00 CET

Where? Online



Target audience:

International relation officers, teaching and learning units, professors and lecturers


Moderator: Fabio Nascimbeni and Juliet Muhlbauer

11.00: Francesca Helm, What is Virtual Exchange?

11.10: Stephanie Siklossy, the Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange project

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