“EUROVERSITY: a network for learning in virtual world”
The EUROVERSITY network brings together for the first time a range of public and private institutions from across Europe who have experience in the use and development of online virtual platforms for education across a range of disciplines (i.e. language education, cultural studies, literature, economics, etc.) and contexts (lower and higher education, educational and business). It aims to create an intellectual and material repository across Europe for learning and thinking about learning at all ages and in varied contexts, promoting the conducting of joint courses among network partners and sharing of resources. EUROVERSITY leads us into the virtual world of learning. Virtual worlds are virtual settings in which individuals live through their avatar, can work, play and even meet friends or start a relationship. The goal is to reach a population that might feel reticence to attend classes in a traditional setting, as they are protected by anonymity, they can freely attend class, leave them at any moment, experience, try and fail without pressure. It also aims at making provision for learners with special needs by helping to promote their integration into mainstream education and training. For instance, for those little or inexperienced in virtual world learning and teaching, EUROVERSITY provides a guidance for the creation, delivery and evaluation of learning experiences provided within online virtual platforms.
Partnering the International Language Association (ICC)