Digital students 'think differently' - they need a 'different campus'
The ViCaDiS (Virtual Campus for Digital Students) EU Life LongLearning Erasmus Virtual Campus Project supports the development of an innovative virtual campus for digital students. Digital students are defined here as young adult students who have grown up with an everyday use of technology and who are accustomed to using technology.
ViCaDiS aims at providing open educational resources and tools available and accessible for all students and to ensure the interoperability between the different eLearning environments used in the partner universities. An innovative multilingual ICT-based environment unique in Europe (as an international virtual campus), it will incorporate several open educational resources (library, glossary, external links, student projects, course activities), open educational tools (wiki, blog, forum, calendar, podcasting, instant messaging communication, audio-video conferencing over IP, RSS, mobile text messaging, mobile accessibility to ViCaDiS) and will promote social networking as an instructional method.
It is a project initiated by the Multimedia Centre & Regional Distance Education Centre - CSID of the "Politehnica" University of Timisoara, Romania, for the period 2007 - 2009.