EVALUATE is a European Policy Experiment project funded by Erasmus+ Key Action 3.

This experimentation will evaluate the impact of telecollaborative learning on student-teachers involved in Initial Teacher Education in the participating European countries and regions. Telecollaboration, also commonly known as Virtual Exchange, involves engaging trainee teachers involved in Initial Teacher Education in task-based interaction and collaborative exchange with fellow trainees in other locations through online communication technologies.

The guiding research question for the study is: “Will participation in telecollaborative exchange contribute to the development of competences which future teachers need to teach, collaborate and innovate effectively in a digitalised and cosmopolitan world?”

For more information or to find out how you can get involved in the project, contact: evaluateprojecteu@gmail.com


Call for papers: Virtual Exchange and 21st Century Teacher Education

Robert O'Dowd

Call for papers: The EVALUATE project has published the call for papers for the project's final conference which will take place at the University of León, Spain on 4-6 September 2019. The conference is called "VIRTUAL EXCHANGE AND 21ST CENTURY TEACHER EDUCATION" and you will find more details on the conference website: https://sites.google.com/unileon.es/evaluate2019/home At the conference...

EVALUATE as an example of the symbiosis between research and policy making in Spain

Robert O'Dowd

On the September 7th 2018 at the Opening ceremony of the University of León, the Minister of Education for the Junta de Castilla y León in Spain, D. Fernando Rey Martínez, mentioned the EVALUATE project as an example of collaboration between research and policy making. Here is an extract from his speech (translated from Spanish): “I consider this University as an example of good...

EVALUATE final conference: 4-6 September in León, Spain

Robert O'Dowd

Save the dates: The final conference of EVALUATE will take place at the University of León, Spain in collaboration with the UNICollaboration Organisation for Telecollaboration and Virtual Exchange on 4-6 September 2019. The conference will have NO attendence fees and welcomes presentations and discussion groups on the theme of Virtual Exchange and Initial Teacher Education. There will be...