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The Report on our European Policy Experiment is published

The Erasmus+ European Policy Experiment Project on the Impact of Virtual Exchange on Initial Teacher Education has been published online. You can download the full report and the executive summary directly from the EVALUATE website:

Presenting EVALUATE via webinar

Robert O’Dowd presented the EVALUATE project in this online presentation at the event “Innovation pédagogique, numérique et apprentissage des langues” organised by le laboratoire ELLIADD de l’université de Franche-Comté, France in November 2018. You can watch the webinar presentation here:

Presenting EVALUATE at the European Parliament

Members of the EVALUATE consortium were invited by MEP Yana Toom to present at the European Parliament on 6 February 2019. They spoke there with key stakeholders about Virtual Exchange and the initial findings of the EVALUATE project. 

Keynotes speakers for EVALUATE conference announced

The call for papers for the final EVALUATE conference on the theme of Virtual Exchange and Initial Teacher Education is now available on the conference website. We have also announced the keynote speakers for the conference.

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

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: At the […]

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

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): […]

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

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. […]

EVALUATE at UNICollaboration 2018

The EVALUATE team presented its progress with their European Policy Experiment looking at the impact of Virtual Exchange on over 30 international partnerships at the UNICollaboration conference in Krakow, Poland recently. You can find the powerpoints here on our dissemination page:

Data analysis session at León

On the 12-13 January members of the EVALUATE research team carried out a data analysis session on the 20+ Virtual Exchanges that took place in the winter semester 2017. The aim of our European Project Experiment is to identify the impact of telecollaborative exchange on students of Initial Teacher Education.

Second EVALUATE Teacher Training Workshop: León 2018

Teacher trainers from around Europe and beyond took part in the second EVALUATE teacher training workshop at the University of León, Spain on 11-12 January 2018. These teachers worked with their teaching partners as well as members of the project team to prepare their Virtual Exchange projects for this term.