JPROV project team, celebrating the launch of the project with the hybrid campfire.
JPROV project team, celebrating the launch of the project with the hybrid campfire.
31 January 2022
Unite! is committed to e-learning in international joint programmes
JPROV project team, celebrating the launch of the project with the hybrid campfire.
The alliance is already working on the JPROV project proposal – Joint Programmes: Embedding Virtual Exchange, driven by Erasmus+. The first steps were taken in December 2021 during the Campfire organised by the Aalto JPROV community at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (UPC).
The main objective of the Erasmus+ JPROV project – Joint Programmes: Embedding Virtual Exchange – is to create a framework for the development of innovative and efficient Joint Programmes (JP) with embedded online elements, and addressing all the new elements and circumstances that the new scenario generated by the creation of the European Education Area will bring. 
The expected impact is to raise awareness among academic actors and stakeholders, offer applicable solutions for virtual exchanges, and share best practices through multimedia and virtual communities to foster knowledge exchange and enable co-creation and training.
The project is running from the 1st of March 2021 until 28th of February 2023. It has the explicit ambition to embed, for the first time, online elements in international joint programs in a coherent and structured way, leading to clear guidelines and models, addressing explicitly the horizontal priority of creating innovative practices in the digital era. The international joint programs that will be generated during and beyond the project lifetime, will aim primarily to facilitate access to international joint programs to categories of students that have been so far excluded from these opportunities for different reasons: economic, social, geographical, or physical. 

The project will not only create the structure and technical solutions necessary to develop these new programs, but will also address the pedagogical content and approaches and will therefore lead to the creation of new innovative curricula, educational methods, and develop training courses for administrative, technical and academic staff that will be involved in the process.

The end result of the project will be the creation of concepts, as well as concrete brand new international joint programs to be offered partially or entirely online, and include innovative contents, pedagogical approaches and technical solutions.


Inauguration of the project within Unite! 
On December 2nd 2021, the Aalto JPROV community hosted a hybrid campfire during the IV Unite! Dialogue in Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC), to discuss the best practices in online teaching, and the digital toolbox JPROV will develop to share them. This event marked the inauguration of the JPROV project. 

For the in-campus participants, this was also an opportunity to test the new toolbox prototype to gather online teaching best practices and to comment on the usability of the platform in order to provide useful feedback for its future development. In three teams, they shared their thoughts on:

  1. Flipped classrooms online
  2. Online Digital assessment
  3. Online teaching tools

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