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Open Praxis, v5 n2 p179-187 Apr-Jun 2013

Transnational Networked Curricula (TNC) provides many benefits to the institutions that offer them as well as to the different stakeholders involved, not only the students but also the academics, the institutions as a whole, and the wider society. Supporting Higher Education Institutions in enhancing and implementing international networked practices in virtual campus building is the main aim of the NetCU project, which has been developed by the EADTU, in partnership with 14 member organizations, from 2009 to 2012. The project outcomes intend to facilitate the future set-up of networked curricula in Higher Education institutions and potentially lead to more transnational partnerships in Open and Distance Education (ODE) and blended learning, showing challenges, obstacles and ways to overcome them. This paper presents the main products developed in the project, assesses its completeness and usage, and discusses on the challenges of curricula networking starting from the ideas and opinions shared in different stakeholders workshops organized under the NetCU project.

Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, International Cooperation, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Blended Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Networks, Shared Resources and Services, Curriculum, Higher Education, Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Questionnaires, School Responsibility, Barriers, Foreign Countries

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Author: González, María-Luz Cacheiro; Mata-Benito, Patricia; Ubachs, George


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