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Implementing and researching Virtual Exchange in Higher Education institutions


Case Studies Research

The EVOLVE project team is pleased to announce that the research report Key drivers’ perspectives on the institutional uptake of virtual exchange. Case Studies from 9 European HEIs is now available on our website. 

We have conducted the studies in the form of semi-structured interviews with key driver’s of VE in 9 institutions of Higher Education across Europe that appeared to be moving towards further integration of VE. 

Training Resources

In the Training Resources, you can view the complete Co-laboratory training module. You can download this training module for incorporation in the learning environment of your own institution. A guidebook and installation guidelines complete this package.

Included in the Training Resources are also two evaluations reports and a list of related videos.

Research Resources

The Research Resources contain various reports published by the EVOLVE team. In addition, several documents that were used during the research, such as the student portfolio and questionnaires, can be viewed and downloaded for you own purposes..

Other Resources

Visit Other Resources to view a number of presentations related to EVOLVE, including the recordings and presentation slides of a series of three webinars organised by EVOLVE. The page includes the EVOLVE newsletters that were published and several video’s.


EVOLVE Closing Newsletter

EVOLVE Closing Newsletter

The final EVOLVE newsletter was sent out to our subscribers and through social media on 12 May 2021. In the newsletter you will find our latest - and last - updates on: EVOLVE training materials as Open Educational Resources; Further training opportunities through...

EVOLVE Report on Impact of VE on Teacher Competences and Development

EVOLVE Report on Impact of VE on Teacher Competences and Development

As one of a series of project publications, the EVOLVE team recently launched the research report The Impact of Virtual Exchange on Teachers’ Pedagogical Competences and Pedagogical Approach in Higher Education.  The focus of this report is on how pedagogical...

What is virtual exchange?

Virtual Exchange (VE) refers to education programmes or activities in which constructive communication and interaction takes place between individuals or groups who are geographically separated and/or from different cultural backgrounds, with the support of educators or facilitators.


The EVOLVE training programme helps educators in developing the essential skills for setting up Virtual Exchanges.

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Through state-of-the-art research, the impact of virtual exchanges implemented in the project will be measured.

A network of exchanges

The EVOLVE partners work closely together with institutions from the Coimbra Group and SGroup university networks to mainstream Virtual Exchange as innovative educational practice in Higher Education. This maps presents an overview of (past) exchanges from the partners in our network, and includes exchanges set up by participants of our training. Each line symbolizes an exchange: click on the line and then on the pop-up link to get more information about a specific exchange.

Click here to view a list with a summary of all exchanges.


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