Last week Karen visited Kaunas in Lithuania as part of the E-xcellence Next project. The visit was one of a series of ‘local seminars’ at universities in different countries. These local seminars, which are a key part of the project, are to facilitate evaluation of the quality of the elearning offering.
The seminar was hosted by Kaunas University of Technology (KUT). Kaunas is the second city in Lithuania. The seminar also involved a visit to the capital Vilnius in order to meet representative from the Lithuanian national body for quality in higher education (equivalent to the QAA in the UK).
KUT was also hosting a conference on elearning at the same time: ALTA 2011. Karen and Allan wrote and presented a paper ‘Case studies of social networking for online learning’ for the conference. All the papers were webcast using KUT’s impressive in-house webcasting technologies, and the recordings are available via the conference website.