OpenVM during EMOOCs 2019

The EMOOCs 2019 MOOC stakeholders summit (20-22 May 2019) comprised the consolidated format of Research and Experience, Policy and Business tracks, as well as interactive workshops. And featured keynote speakers (Mauro Calise – director Federica Weblearning, Candace Thille – director of Stanford Open Learning Initiative, Bruno Siciliano – Professor of Control and Robotics la UNINA, Anant Agarwal – CEO edX, Simon Nelson – CEO FutureLearn, Dil Sidhu – Chief Content Officer Coursera, Dhawal Shah – CEO Class Central, Georgi Dimitrov – Deputy Head of Unit “Innovation and EIT” from the European Commission), round table and panel sessions as well as individual presentations in each track. The aim was for decision-makers and practitioners to explore innovative and emerging trends in online education delivery, and the strategic policy that supports them.

Diana Andone, from Politehnica University Timisoara, participated and presented the paper Developing the Open Virtual Mobility Learning Hub, authors Diana Andone, Andrei Ternauciuc, Vlad Mihaescu and Silviu Vert.

The paper presents the design and the development of the Open Virtual mobility Learning Hub (OpenVM) as a collaborative online and mobile environment for promoting VM Skills of educators and students in the European Higher Education Area. The OpenVM Learning Hub assists to enhance the Virtual Mobility readiness of higher education institutions, educators and students through achievement, assessment and recognition of VM skills. The OpenVM Learning Hub includes interactive, multiple levels MOOCs in VM Skills, the VM Skills assessment, VM Skills, Open Badges and open virtual mobilities collaboration for different stakeholders. The paper analyses different scenarios for the OpenVM Learning hub, its development based on open education principles and the inclusion of the first Open VM MOOC.

Diana also had meetings and discussions regarding possible collaboration and piloting of activities in the Open Virtual Mobility project.