The REVE project is aimed at enhancing the impact and efficiency of traditional Erasmus programmes through the set-up and support of mainstream Virtual Erasmus actions in the European Higher Education Area. The project officially started January 1, 2005 and ended December, 31, 2006.
Virtual Erasmus can both include taking courses abroad while staying at the home university and vice-versa and/or complementing the existing physical Erasmus exchange programmes with virtual preparatory and follow-up activities. However, teachers and educational support staff experience that the necessary technical, pedagogical and organizational support services to ensure that these activities can be easily embedded as an integrated part in the mainstream educational offer, are missing. At the same time there is a lack of concrete scenarios, models and implementation procedures, best practice examples for implementing virtual mobility. Therefore, Virtual Mobility programmes remain a challenge for both students and teachers.
The major output from the REVE project is the Manual on Virtual Mobility . This online publication has the aim to introduce Virtual Moblity with all its aspects to teachers of higher education, to support them while implementing this mobility in their course and thus giving students the opportunity to broaden their study experience.