Virtual Mobility: Facts, Info, ect.


Institution: EADTU: The European Association of Distance Teaching Universities

EADTU belongs to EU. It’s Europe’s leading institutional association in online, open and flexible higher education and it’s the base of the modernisation agenda of European universities. Currently it’s membership covers 200 universities and about 3 million students.


  • promotes Online, Open & Flexible (OOF) education, supporting collaboration and developing new methods and techniques within project;
  • shares expertise in OOF education by organising events, staff-students exchange, expert pools, projects, task forces, etc;
  • supports policy cooperation and policymaking at rectors level and in cooperation with the EU, European stakeholder organisations and national governments;
  • is a forum and structure for continuous communication for administrators and staff;
  • operates in the field of 6 policy areas: Lifelong Learning, Research & Innovation,  Open Education & MOOCs. Virtual Mobility, Skills & Employability and  Quality Assurance;
  • offers a platform for members at events, like the annual EADTU conference on OOF education;
  • is an information centre for members on latest developments in OOF education and related EU policies and programmes.

Definition: Slideshare-Presentation of Virtual Moblitiy (tautas Magnus university)

Discribes very good what VM is (definition), EU-concepts belonging VM and types of VM.


Already since 2002. e.g.

Most of the time in an educational context.


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