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Project result 1: The Hybrid Mobility Model

Hybrid mobility is physical mobility combined with virtual activities. Developing a hybrid mobility model aims to expand internationalisation to a larger group of students, teachers and mentors and give them 21st-century skills through communicating digitally. By combining digital activities, online content, and physical mobility, we will develop the digital readiness of all mobility participants and enable mobility experience to be shared with peers and schoolmates and consequently improve the internationalisation of participating organisations. The possibility of organising activities physical or virtually will enhance the flexibility of international projects and the capability to respond to different situations. The created online material will be accessible, so more participants can be included in mobility projects even if they don’t participate in physical mobility.

In the hybrid mobility model, we aim to introduce different virtual elements to all stages of physical mobility of VET learners and staff alike. These elements include virtual preparation and coaching of participants as well as online goal discussions together with the receiving companies/organisations and constant communication with the participants during their mobility periods via virtual/online tools as well as conducting the final evaluation discussion between the participants, sending institution and receiving company/organisation via online means.

The developed hybrid mobility model will be an interactive tool for helping all of the participants in the Erasmus+ mobility project to prepare, organise and evaluate all the actions in the project. It will include all relevant activities before, during, and after the mobility project, may it be physical or virtual. All participants will use the tool to create and upload digital material to our portal. The developed material will also be available to peers and classmates who don’t participate in physical mobility enabling them to have some experience in international activities of their organisation.

In addition to the model, we will develop the guidebook of hybrid mobility. Partners will translate it into partner languages.