Virtual activity manual
Besides a physical mobility experience where students spend time abroad, the EMEU concept also covers peer learning activities at a distance, through the Internet. This is virtual mobility, which means that students and staff do not have to travel. Virtual activities enable colleges to offer many students an international experience.
Through various social media, SKYPE, electronic learning platforms, students are encouraged to use foreign languages to communicate with their peers. To learn about other cultures, the differences between their vocational studies and even about their chances of finding employment in another country.
A virtual experience very often sparks off a serious interest in a physical mobility, e.g. a work placement abroad. All the knowledge, skills and competences gained as a result of virtual and physical experiences will give students a better insight into their employability on an increasingly international labour market.
Teachers, on the other hand, develop a very open attitude as a result of working with international partners. Research shows that it makes teachers more flexible and their teaching more contemporary, challenging and exciting. An important criterium is that physical and/or virtual mobility are embedded into the educational programs of the partners. Working internationally is not an extra: it's part of the primary process!
To support teachers develop virtual mobilities a virtual mobility manual is being developed. Until April 2019 it will remain under continuous construction to allow new activities and experiences to be published.