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Title: Virtual campus development on the basis of subsidiarity: the EVS approach
Authors: Cörvers, Ron
De Kraker, Joop
Keywords: Virtual Mobility
Virtual Campus
Virtual Seminar
Learning for Sustainable Development
Organizational Model
Didactical Model
Competency-Based Learning
Collaborative Learning
Networked Learning
Higher Education
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: IGI Global
Citation: Cörvers, R., & de Kraker, J. (2009). Virtual campus development on the basis of subsidiarity: the EVS approach. In M. Stansfield & T. Connolly (Eds.), Institutional transformation through best practices in virtual campus development: advancing e-learning policies (pp.179-197). Hershey-New York: IGI Global.
Abstract: The main objective of this chapter is to highlight the importance of subsidiarity in the development of a virtual campus. Subsidiarity is the principle that matters ought to be handled by the lowest competent authority. In our view, subsidiarity is crucial to sustainable approaches in virtual mobility. We support this view by two case descriptions: the development and implementation of a very successful virtual course - European Virtual Seminar on Sustainable Development (EVS) and the project to expand from this single course to a virtual campus - Virtual Campus for a Sustainable Europe (VCSE). We conclude that the factors determining the viability and uptake of international online learning initiatives, such as virtual campuses, are a bottom-up approach enabled by the availability of inexpensive ICT, an educationally driven need for virtual mobility, and interdependence within the international partnership.
ISBN: 978-1-60566-358-6
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