European Virtual Academy

IWOOTI 2014 - 2. International Workshop on Online Teaching Initiatives

www.iwooti.eu



The 2. International Workshop on Online Teaching Initiatives is comming up on November 5., 2014.  
A more detailed information on the workshop will be published soon. Please visit the IWOOTI website at www.iwooti.eu.

EVA Course Offerings in Sping 2014



EVA will be offering three courses in the spring semester 2014:
  1. Image Interpretation (Prof. Doru PopBabeş-Bolyai University, Cjuj, Romania)
  2. Social Media in Communication and Community Building (Prof. Cai Melakoski, University of Applied Sciences, Tampere, Finland)
  3. Interactive Movies (Prof. Robert J. Wierzbicki, University of Applied Sciences Mittweida, Germany)
All Couses are already open for subsribers.


ERASMUS+

The EU funded part of the EVA project is over. The partners of the EVA decided to continue the activities without public funding. They are now carefully monitoring the calls coming from the new ‘Erasmus for All’ programme looking for the opportunities to take the EVA project onto the next level.


IWOOTI 2012 - 1. International Workshop on Online Teaching Initiatives

The Consortium of the European Virtual Academy (http://www.evaonlinecourses.eu)  invites you to submit a paper for the 1st International Workshop on Online Teaching Initiatives (IWOOTI). The workshop will be hosted by the University of Applied Sciences in Mittweida, Germany, within the frame of the 22nd International Scientific Conference Mittweida, October 24-25, 2012 (http://www.forschung.hs-mittweida.de/webs/tagungen/22nd-international-scientific-conference-mittweida.html). Papers presented at the workshop will be published in the workshop proceedings.

IWOOTI is seeking to bring top research and proven best practices in online teaching, learning and research together. IWOOTI 2012 is intended partly as a summary of the results from the two years of the project EVA - EUROPEAN VIRTUAL ACADEMY.

The workshop committee welcomes both academic and practitioner papers on a wide range of topics and scholarly approaches including theoretical and empirical papers as well as project reports and short demonstrations.

Topics can include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Modern approaches and activities included in virtual teaching
  2. Online courses, online-learning platforms and virtual universities
  3. Online pedagogy
  4. Neurobiological mechanisms of learning, contemporary models of the human brain, memory and cognitive behavior
  5. Technology enhanced learning
  6. Digital culture
  7. Research in progress
  8. Case studies of eLearning projects
  9. Evaluation of strategies to achieve/deliver online learning

Please visit the IWOOTI website for more details: www.iwooti.eu


About EVA

EUROPEAN VIRTUAL ACADEMY project aims to provide a comfortable space for learning and teaching the universities of the XXIst century. It will initiate and develop a transnational educational platform, following the general tendency for digitization of the cultural discourses, and by this the project is meant primarily to start a series of virtual online courses, developed by professors from arts and humanities sciences, linked with visual culture education. This would involve professionals who already have artistic background (studies in imaginary, studies in the philosophy of visual culture, studies on film and television and so on), and their knowledge and skills are going to be placed in the context of learning in an augmented reality setting.

The development of the series tutorial will begin in the 2010-2012. While the whole system of courses will become a digital replica of a real university, with library, classrooms and workshop, laboratories and forum space, the educational process would be made available to all the students of the participating universities. Thus the EVA campus will cover all basic needs, including chat, messaging, video conferencing and question banks for students, while, at tools level will use open source philosophy, primarily putting forward software platforms available to users such as Open Office, CeltX, Google Documents etc., and grounding in the common copyright principles for all materials.

The program is generated by universities in four EU countries and the participating departments are selected from the fields of arts, media, letters and philosophy. The common language tutorials will be the English, either spoken, or subtitled. For starters the product would be available only for the participant institutions, all the students of these institutions benefiting from the free inscription in the program, but later the project could open for other European partners, if they would join in the technological and academic effort.

The project is financed by the LLP program of the European Union and will run from 2011 to 2012. All Universities interested in joining this project are welcome.