cEVU Project: cEVU (a Collaborative European Virtual University)
Duration: 1 November 2001- 30 November 2003
Coordinator: EuroPACE ivzw
Partners: EUNITE, ECIU, Coimbra Group, EUA
Summary: The collaborative European Virtual University project, running from 1 November 2001 - 30 November 2003, is aimed at the development of validated e-learning models and ideas for a European virtual university. It is a proposed collaboration between five existing international university networks, which are already actively pursuing academic and organisational cohesion in the areas of distance and online learning: EuroPACE, EUNITE, ECIU, Coimbra Group and EUA . The project positions itself in the ongoing evolution in Europe, implementing ICT in education as a strategic issue for future university development.
The following activities are being undertaken:
- Study of the elements of joint working practices, models and policies for such distance and online education.
- Development of the technical infrastructure for a cEVU, together with the necessary teaching and learning services.
- Validation by the participating institutions through a set of high quality online pilot courses.
The results of this project are published in an online "Manual for a collaborative European Virtual University" with recommendations and guidelines for decision makers, teachers, trainers, managers and technicians.
Project Results: (1) Real working virtual mobility actions within the real environment of mainstream education of the partners; (2) Concrete and validated procedures as well as recommendations at institutional, network (local as well as transnational and European level, published in a manual about a global framework for networked e-learning, as a further development of the existing Manual for a Collaborative European Virtual University (finished cEVU project); (3) Tools and techniques that support the virtual mobility actions, including training materials; (4) Effective dissemination to stimulate uptake of the outcomes inside and outside the (extended) partnership
Project Outputs: cEVU Manual
Supported by: EC eLearning initiative call