We are developing the FORTHEM Digital Academy - an online platform for virtual mobility, provision of online courses, collaboration and networking for students and staff with the following main goals:

  1. develop together new learning modules: instructor-led, self-paced, blended and self-study options in English and in other FORTHEM national languages;
  2. combine these new innovative models for virtual collaboration with short-term mobility;
  3. reframe teaching and learning to be more inclusive and integrate different users (student and staff), particularly those who either cannot attend conventional, campus-based programmes or have other learning preferences;
  4. share existing MOOCs put in place in every partner university;
  5. maximize possibilities for internationalisation at home offering numerous English-taught courses online;
  6. bringing in pre-existing online language courses of all partners by all seven language learning centres and develop seven more courses in the languages of the alliance with different linguistic levels;
  7. put in place language-related student tutoring and tandem-learning options (online training from students for students);
  8. provide language courses for personal development of our university members and in order to prepare them for mobility;
  9. training for our staff in digital competence to facilitate optimal use of Digital Academy. This “teach the trainer” programme will allow trained lecturers to pass on their expertise to other teachers at their home universities and become involved in the digital mentoring system in e-learning methods;
  10. make available our courses and materials to our stakeholders and local communities involved in actions run by the Alliance.