Exploring the Impact of Telecollaboration in Initial Teacher Education: The EVALUATE project

Robert O'Dowd


This article provides an introduction to the EVALUATE project (Evaluating and Upscaling Telecollaborative Teacher Education). This project aims to gauge the impact of telecollaborative learning on student-teachers involved in Initial Teacher Education in various European countries and regions.  The project is funded by the Erasmus+ KA3 programme (EACEA/34/2015) and is a European Policy Experiment (EPE). 


telecollaboration; virtual exchange; teacher education

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