Open Virtual Mobility (openVM) is a recently granted Erasmus+ strategic partnership which aims at promoting and scaling-up Virtual Mobility in higher education in Europe through achievement, assessment and recognition of virtual mobility skills of educators and students in line with Open Education principles.
In the General Assembly meeting of 25 October 2017 in Milton Keynes (UK) Alejandro Tiana Ferrer was elected as president of the EADTU for a two year period.
We thank Anja Oskamp (Open Universiteit of The Netherlands) for her dedicated work as president of the EADTU for the past four years.
EADTU contributed to the 2nd World Open Educational Resources (OER) Congress ‘OER for Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education: From Commitment to Action,’ which took place from 18-20 September 2017 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Open and flexible distance higher education institutions by their inclusive pedagogical and organisational models are particularly suitable for students like refugees and migrants. They further create opportunities for refugees/ migrants of which several are specifically set-up for them. EADTU now published a list of related actions by its members.
The new Postgraduate Program of the Hellenic Open University Language Education for Refugees and Migrants (LRM) aims to provide specialized pedagogical knowledge to Greek and international teachers concerning learning and teaching second language to children and adults with a refugee or migrant background.