The project partners will jointly develop training materials on virtual instruction. These training materials will draw as much as possible on existing materials and will be bundled in a modular Virtual Seminar Organisation Handbook (~150 p., EN, FR, DE) supported by online interactive tutorials, specifically on the organisation and facilitation of virtual seminars for higher education and lifelong learning.
The VENUS Handbook entitled 'Creating New Opportunities for Universities' has been published. This handbook is based on the experience of the partners in the VENUS project who organised Virtual Seminars on a broad range of European subjects and a Summer School on the Use of Social Software in Business and Higher Education.
The handbook contains practical advice about how universities can set up these kinds of services and opportunities and provides plenty of guidelines, checklists and tips. With summaries available in French and German, this handbook guides the reader through the different steps involved in this process, from choosing a pedagocial approach, selecting a suitable topic to preparing speakers and supporting participants.
You can download the VENUS Handbook in pdf here.
Next to the handbook the Venus Consortium also published the Venus Summary Booklet and Recommandations. Available in pdf in three languaes, download the pdf here:
FR - DE - EN