The European Virtual Academy EVA
The courses at this site follow the ideas of EVA, The European Virtual Academy, an ERASMUS project set up in 2011 and funded by the EU Lifelong Learning Programme. The initial project members were the following five European Universities:• Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj
• Milano-Bicocca University
• University of Applied Sciences Tampere
• Sapientia University Cluj
• and the University of Applied Sciences Mittweida
EVA was intended to be a platform which would enhance the quality of teaching and learning. This would likewise increase the amount of European cooperation between universities and boost the overall teaching quality. After the funding period, which lasted from 2011 to 2013, the partners agreed to continue activities on a voluntary basis. Unfortunately, due the lack of financial resources, and also interest in continuing the activities , EVA discintinued 2019.
Following the EVA strategy
EVA was set up as an administration platform helping manage virtual courses and virtual classes. It supported teachers in managing student groups, describing curricula and coordinating communication with student groups.
EVA operated on the basis of effective mutual recognition of academic achievements between European universities. The platform implemented the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) as a commonly agreed means of assessment.
EVA did not force anybody to use any specific teaching software, platforms, social networks or tools. The platform did not implement any specific tools for teaching purposes and gave professors the full freedom to use tools and teaching methods of their own choice and preference.