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Pages: 6317-6324
Publication year: 2010
ISBN: 978-84-613-9386-2
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 2nd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 5-7 July, 2010
Location: Barcelona, Spain


G. Ubachs, P. Henderikx, C. Brey

European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (NETHERLANDS)
The EPICS for Virtual Erasmus main objective is to increase student mobility throughout Europe and to support the realization of a European higher Education Area. It has been set up against the background of the European Commission’s LLP-program which has as one of its key-objectives the increasing participation in lifelong learning and international student mobility.
In a consortium of European virtual mobility coordinators we are working towards a Virtual Erasmus program. We are building on former VM-projects like E-MOVE, REVE, VM-BASE, NET-ACTIVE etc. a scheme in which students have the opportunity and benefits of visiting other university programs and courses without the necessity of being mobile. All this within a framework of bilateral or multilateral agreements between universities on accepting visiting students (for the bigger part) on-line.
The EPICS project especially addresses issues like:

• Recognition of degrees / credit transfer
• Student and staff Support
• Course entrees
• Language issues
• Assessment modes
• Fee options

On all of these issues agreement was found within the project consortium. This has been the bases for working out the supporting infrastructure of a European Portal for International Courses and Services (EPICS).
Currently the consortium will further expand the network of universities who like to be involved in EPICS as provider and/or user of virtual mobility courses. Further information can be found under www.eadtu.nl/epics.

EADTU, Europace, UNED, Linkoping university, OUUK, OUNL, EITF, UniNettuno, Universidade Aberta, Anadolu University, Fernstudien Schweiz.

Coordinator: George Ubachs (Managing Director EADTU) george.ubachs@eadtu.nl
author = {Ubachs, G. and Henderikx, P. and Brey, C.},
series = {2nd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN10 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-613-9386-2},
issn = {2340-1117},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {5-7 July, 2010},
year = {2010},
pages = {6317-6324}}
AU - G. Ubachs AU - P. Henderikx AU - C. Brey
SN - 978-84-613-9386-2/2340-1117
PY - 2010
Y1 - 5-7 July, 2010
CI - Barcelona, Spain
JO - 2nd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN10 Proceedings
SP - 6317
EP - 6324
ER -
G. Ubachs, P. Henderikx, C. Brey (2010) EPICS FOR VIRTUAL ERASMUS, EDULEARN10 Proceedings, pp. 6317-6324.