Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Twitter chat discussed impact of COVID-19 on global online learning
July 28, 2020
On 22 June, a live Twitter chat was organised by the Erasmus Virtual Exchange project. The open, live discussion was hosted on the @EUErasmusPlus account.
It was an opportunity to hear views from educators, young people, youth workers, students, and Virtual Exchange experts on the use of Virtual Exchange as a tool for online education. It also provided a space to reflect on the impact of COVID-19 on global online learning, engaging key influencers who share Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange values.
The conversation was rich and lively, generating more than 3,600 engagements, including over 395 replies and 734 re-tweets. Using this interactive space, participants generated quality content around the importance of the project, shared their experiences with Virtual Exchange and their hopes for the future.
The hashtag #VECovidChat reached over half a million accounts (548K) and had 5,632,094 impressions.
Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange is part of the Erasmus+ programme. It offers a safe online community to participate in facilitated discussions, increasing intercultural awareness and building 21st Century skills through Virtual Exchange. The programme encourages and promotes intercultural dialogue, employability, and citizenship, strengthening the youth dimension of the EU neighbourhood policy.