The OpenVitualMobility (OpenVM) project addresses the need of creating accessible opportunities for achievement of Virtual Mobility Skills in Higher Education. OpenVM aims at promoting and scaling-up Virtual Mobilities, as students and teachers in higher education using another institution outside their own country to study, teach or research for a limited time, without physically leaving their home.
To achieve this, openVM applies the principles of Open Education (OE) to promote achievement, assessment and recognition of VM Skills. Both VM and OE aim to enhance participation in international knowledge flows, use of digital media, improve teaching and learning by setting international benchmarks, attract and keep talents for the economy and research systems, innovate and build capacity.
Key innovations in openVM are:
Online, Open & Flexible Higher Education approach to promoting the achievement, assessment and credentialing of VM Skills.
Innovative pedagogies for achievement of VM Skills, such as Open Learning by Design and Crowd Creation of OERs and MOOCs.
Innovative approaches/technologies for assessment and recognition of VM Skills: Evidence-based assessment, Open Credentials (Open Badges, Blockcerts), semantic/machine-readable description of VM Skills with links to competency frameworks.
Engaging and effective learner experience in a Personal Learning Environment making use of gamification designs.