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This page is regularly updated with the dissemination activities and the publications of the EVALUATE project.

September 2019:

Follow all the updates on our final conference on the conference website and by following the hashtags #virtualexchange and #evaluate on twitter. 

Watch a 4-minute video of our project’s activities and outcomes here:

And watch this short animated video which explains how Virtual Exchange works in Initial Teacher Education and how EVALUATE carried out its exchange programme.

August 2019:

The report on the EVALUATE European Policy Experiment is now available in five languages.

Our European Policy Experiment report is available for download here. You can read the full report and the executive summary here. 

You can also read the following translations of the executive summary:

German – Hungarian – Spanish – Portuguese

You can download the Telecollaborative Teacher Training Manual in different languages here.

EnglishGermanHungarianSpanish Portuguese

You can download the task sequences used during our study here.

You can also download the information sheet and list of recommendations which we authored for ministry’s of education who are interested in learning more about Virtual Exchange:



June 2019:

The definitive programme for the EVALUATE conference on VirtualExchange in Teacher Education is online now in pdf format:

January 2019:

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.

February 2019:

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. 


February 2019:

EVALUATE is running four regional workshops on Virtual Exchange in Initial Teacher Education in Spain, Germany, Hungary and Portugal between December and March 2019.

The Spanish workshop took place in collaboration with the CRUE (Conference of Spanish Rectors) in November 2018.

The German workshop took place in Karlsruhe on 18 January 2019.

The Hungarian workshop took place in Budapest on 1 February 2019.

The Portuguese workshop took place in Lisbon on 14 February 2019.

October 2018:

EVALUATE have published a Report for ministries and policy makers which introduces Virtual Exchange and outlines the initial findings of our European Project Experiment. A German version of EVALUATE findings is also available. A Spanish version of our report has just been published as well.


May 2018:

The EVALUATE project team have published Teacher Training Manual for teachers and Task_sequences which teacher trainers can use in their telecollaborative projects with their students. These are now being trialled and used in our activities.

April 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 describing the pedagogical approach and the research methodology used as well as the initial findings on its impact on intercultural competence and digial competence here.

The project was presented and discussed by Robert O’Dowd at the 24th ICC Annual Conference in April 2017, Graz – ICC. The presentation slides are available here.

View a Google Slides Presentation which provides a brief overview of the project.

Follow the project’s work on Twitter.

View the project’s profile page on Google plus.

View the UNICollaboration website with resources for teacher-trainers interested in telecollaboration and Virtual Exchange.

EVALUATE’s kick-off meeting was reported on in the local Spanish press. You can see some articles on the websites of ileon and Leonnoticias.

The progress we are making in the project is now being presented at various academic conferences. The EVALUATE Presentation by Francesca Helm, Mirjam Hauck and Sarah Guth at Eurocall 2017 can be seen here.