This spring 2018, we were excited to launch the pilot round of a new virtual exchange initiative, Connect Program Collaborate.
Soilya CEO Waidehi Gokhale presents with Jennifer Chen from World Learning on "Virtual Exchange: Global Education for the 21st Century" as part of the 2018 Global Ties National Meeting. Read more about the event here.
"The platform focuses on key design elements including a unique roundtable discussion layout to mirror an in-person group discussion. This is a specific peacebuilding design where the users appear equal in size to help optimize power dynamics for conflict resolution." Soliya's IT Director Hany El Mokadem writes about our platform in this blog post for Frozen Mountain.
Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange is part of the Erasmus+ programme, providing an accessible, ground-breaking way for young people to engage in intercultural learning. Working with Youth Organisations and Universities, the project is open to any young person aged 18-30 residing in Europe and the Southern Mediterranean.
Through a range of activities, Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange aims to expand the reach and scope of the Erasmus+ programme through Virtual Exchanges, which are technology-enabled people-to-people dialogues sustained over a period of time.