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Re.ViCa aims to make an inventory and to carry out a systematic review of cross-institutional Virtual Campus initiatives of the past decade within higher education at European, national and regional levels.The main objective of the Re.ViCa project is to identify relevant parameters and success factors for evaluating and comparing Virtual Campuses, based on thorough research and expert input. The Re.ViCa Consortium will organise in-depth discussions at various stages of the project, to incorporate the input of different interest groups.

The International Advisory Committee consists of European and non-European experts in the field of Virtual Campuses, who will be invited to comment on the findings of the Re.ViCa research.

The results of the research will be published on a wiki, which will be open for the public at the end of the project. All publications will be available on the Publication page on this web site.

Project Update
Re.ViCa 5th Partner Meeting

Tuesday the 21st of April the Re.ViCa Partners met in Leuven to work on the Critical Success Factors to set-up Virtual Campuses and to discuss the theoretical categorisation. As a results the outline of the Re.ViCa handbook is ready and tasks are divided.

Re.ViCa Newsletter March 2009

Throughout February the project partners have been busy with the external evaluation process in order to improve the country reports in the wiki. The idea
behind this process is to involve two experts per country to carry out a review of specific country reports. Read more in the Re.ViCa Newsletter.

Busy month of June: ICDE/EADTU Event in Maastricht
followed by EDEN Annual Conference in Gdansk

This year's annual EDEN conference will take place from 10 - 13 June in Gdansk, Poland immediately after the ICDE/EADTU conference being held from 7-10 June in Maastricht where the Re.ViCa International Advisory Committee (IAC) meeting will be held alongside the public launch of the Re.ViCa wiki. Several IAC members are keynote speakers at EDEN this year, namely Gilly Salmon, Fred Litto, Morten F.
Paulsen, and Claudio Dondi.

Re.ViCa Newsletter February 2009

Since the beginning of January, the project partners have been working hard on finalising their country reports to get them ready for the external evaluation process which has now begun... Read more in the Re.ViCa Newsletter

Re.ViCa Netvibes page launched.

The Re.ViCa Partnership invites all stakeholders in the field of Virtual Campuses to have a look at the Re.ViCa Netvibes page. This page collects interesting sites relevant to Virtual Campuses throughout the world.


Re.ViCa Newsletter January 2009

The project team are currently reviewing the country reports.
We have also launched our very own Facebook group... Read more in the January Re.ViCa Newsletter.

Second IAC Key Meeting in Berlin on Virtual Campuses

Members of Re.ViCa’s International Advisory Committee took part in the second key meeting on 3 December in Berlin. 18 experts took part in this meeting from Belgium, Canada, Hungary, Estonia, Italy, Finland, France, Kenya, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, South Africa and the UK. The experts considered the main outputs of the Re.ViCa project and put forward their opinions about a draft set of critical success factors for those setting up sustainable virtual campus initiatives. Members of the IAC highlighted the importance of the intercultural aspects of learning and shared their views on global initiatives. To conclude they described their own perspectives on the emergence of the Virtual Campus phenomenon in their country which will be used by the project partners in the Re.ViCa historical overview. From the project’s point of view, the goals of this key meeting were achieved. Please find the report on the meeting here.

ReViCa Partnership organised a Workshop Meeting
Thursday 30 October the Re.ViCa partnership has set-up a working meeting In Leuven to discuss the indepth case-studies of Virtual Campus Initiatives.
Next International Advisory Keymeeting is Planned!
Our next Key Meeting with the International Advisory Committee is planned for December 3 in Berlin,just before the Online Educa Berlin Conference.
Re.ViCa Poster Session at ALT-C Conference
Our Partner from Matic Media Ltd Paul Bacsich represented the Re.ViCa Project at the ALT-C Conference in Leeds on 8-11 September with a Poster Session.

The first Key Meeting in Lisbon

The first Key Meeting with the International Advisory Committee in Lisbon was of great value for the project. We gathered a lot of input, visions and new ideas from the experts from all over the world. The Advisory Committee evaluated the meeting also very positive and saw the key meeting as an opportunity to network and share ideas about Virtual Campus Initiatives around the world.

"I did not really know

exactly what to expect, but

the opportunities, networking

, new friends and learning met my expectations "



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