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Ideas and Concepts of ViCaDiS – A Virtual Learning Environment for Digital Students

  • Radu VasiuEmail author
  • Diana Andone
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Abstract

The main purpose of the Virtual Campus for Digital Students – ViCaDiS Project (2007–2009) is to assist international cooperation in learning by using social media and open source applications. ViCaDiS facilitates a shift from Institutional Learning Environments towards Personal Learning Environments. Digital students are young adults who have grown up with digital technologies integrated as an everyday feature of their lives. The chapter describes the development of an online – mobile phone environment -ViCaDiS – Virtual Campus for Digital Students, as a co-operation between 6 universities from European Union to develop a common online learning environment enhanced with web 2.0 tools for supporting the online international co-operation at academic level. It presents also the evaluation of this new learning environment for digital students.

Keywords

Digital students Virtual campus Social media Higher education Learning environment 

Notes

Acknowledgment

The environment described here is named ViCaDiS – Virtual Campus for Digital Students and is supported by the EU Lifelong Learning Erasmus Virtual Campus Programme www.vicadis.net.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.“Politechica” University of TimisoaraTimisoaraRomania

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