Is Learning Agreement

In 2015, ESN joined the initiative launched by the European University Foundation (EUF), called the Online Learning Agreement, which would develop a tool for students and universities to create and sign an e-learning agreement. In May 2017, OLA was created as a proof of concept for universities to try and support. EUF followed with another project, OLA+, which worked on adding new features to the platform, such as. B apprenticeship agreements for traineeships and the measurement of user satisfaction. As far as student mobility for studies is concerned, the Learning Agreement includes study abroad and courses that will be replaced in your home studies if the studies abroad are successfully completed. For traineeships and research, the apprenticeship agreement concerns training or research activities. It must be completed before the Erasmus internship and signed by the UL Academic Coordinator. This is usually what the host university requests as part of the application process. At that time, the module options are provisional and can still be changed when you start your placement.

Note: for the level of language competences, the Common European Framework of Reference (A1=beginner) is used; C2=near native) IMPORTANT: Modules/classes must be included in the learning agreement in order to be considered for approval by the academic coordinator. Empty learning agreements (i.e. no selected modules) will not be signed. The learning agreement should include all the learning outcomes that the student needs to acquire during the exchange. An online tool that allows mobile students to prepare, submit and sign their e-learning contracts. The Learning Agreement is a key document for Erasmus+ mobility. From the Erasmus+ programme 2021-2027, e-learning agreements are becoming the norm. As part of the organisation of credit mobility, students and members of higher education must conclude trilateral learning agreements which are the basis for the recognition of academic qualifications acquired abroad.

As the PRIME survey of the Erasmus Student Network in 2010-2011 showed, apprenticeship agreements are both a cornerstone and a major obstacle to the proper organisation of credit mobility. Indeed, the interlocutors are not clearly defined, the information necessary for the implementation of the agreements is rarely available online and the possibility for students to modify their learning agreement after their arrival in the host institutions is 75%. In the same survey, some LLP national agencies proposed to create an online tool to prepare, approve and review learning agreements in an online environment, and this is what this project intends to do. Learning agreements for studies developed for this semester as well as learning agreements for internships are now available through the former OLA platform. In a study conducted in late 2019 – early 2020, more than 90% of students said they would recommend OLA to their colleagues. In addition, 93% of IROs believe that all learning agreements should be put online via an easy-to-use tool. The aim of the project is to enable students to prepare their learning agreements in an online system allowing them to get in touch with the coordinators of the host and sending higher education institutions in order to finalise, approve and sign the document online. This process therefore transfers a paper-based workflow, which depends on the timely delivery of mail for signature purposes, to an online system that allows students to save a lot of time in preparing for their studies abroad and achieve a higher degree of flexibility and efficiency in revising the learning agreement. The online software will also enable higher education institutions to integrate learning agreement management procedures to make the approval and management process more efficient, giving staff time to work on other international relationships or improve the quality of credit mobility. . .

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