From Researching Virtual Initiatives in Education
The Movinter - Enhancing Virtual Mobility to foster institutional cooperation and internationalisation of curricula project was selected in 2008, and is funded from 1 December 2008 until 30 November 2010 by the European Commission under the Erasmus Mundus Action 4 programme.
The MOVINTER web site is at http://www.movinter.eu/
The project aims to contribute to increase cooperation and structural link among Higher Education Institutions of
Europe and Latin America through an in-depth exploration of the potential of ICT -and particularly Virtual Mobility -to
internationalise curricula and learning experiences.
In order to achieve this MOVINTER will :
- Review literature, legislation, regulations, policies and best practices in the field;
- Elaborate and validate with experts an action plan to exploit virtual mobility and ICT for international cooperation;
- Design a Modelling Engine aimed to support the capacity of HEIs to design and implement an integrated use of Virtual Mobility to enhance internationalisation of study experiences, curricula and academic titles;
- Create the EU-LA MOVINTER Stakeholders community of leading practitioners, policy and decision makers and researchers;
- Animate policy dialogue in the field;
- Disseminate project results and elaborate a transferable model to other contexts and fields so to ensure the sustainability of the action.
The main long-term outcomes will be:
- the MOVINTER Modelling Engine providing tools and prototype services to support academic institutions in the exploitation of ICT and virtual mobility as means to foster international cooperation.;
- the MOVINTER White Paper containing a Roadmap and recommendations on how to exploit the potential of ICT and Virtual Mobility to improve the nature and the effectiveness of international academic cooperation;
- the MOVINTER Stakeholders Community gathering experts, researchers, policy and decision makers and practitioners interested in implementing VM strategies to increase international cooperation
The target groups are:
- European and Latin American HEIs;
- Policy and decision makers;
- Academic and professional associations and HE networks;
- Student's associations and students;
- Public at large
- The research community.