What is Virtual Exchange?
Virtual Exchange (VE) is a practice, supported by research, that consists of sustained, technology-enabled, people-to-people 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. Virtual Exchange combines the deep impact of intercultural dialogue and exchange with the broad reach of digital technology.
VE aims to allow an increasing number of people to have a meaningful intercultural experience as part of their formal and/or non-formal education. This type of activity may be situated in educational programmes across the curriculum in order to increase mutual understanding, and global citizenship, as well as in informal education projects. Virtual Exchange also fosters the development of what have been recognized as employability skills such as digital competence (the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively online), foreign language competence, communication skills, media literacy and the ability to work in a diverse cultural context.
Our Virtual Exchange Projects
The team at A.C.S.E.S.O have developed several projects that will become available throughout 2019. You can register for any of the projects by clicking the button and filling in the form. Information and the registration form about each project will be added as it becomes available.
What is Erasmus + Virtual Exchange?
Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange is a ground-breaking project enabling youth in Europe and the Southern Mediterranean to engage in meaningful intercultural experiences online, as part of their formal or non-formal education.
We are supported by this project through training and to develop transnational exchange projects through the Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange consortium partner UNICollaboration.
Erasmus + Virtual Exchanges are proving to be an amazing way for us as a youth organisation, to reach more young people and provide opportunities for non formal learning, community engagement and contact making.
All young people that participate in Erasmus+ Virtual Exchanges receive an official accreditation.