The DIGIPASS Consortium is comprised of six universities – University of Edinburgh, University of Amsterdam, University College Dublin, University of Granada, University of Pavia and the Jagiellonian University of Krakow.
What did DIGIPASS do?
- Created a modular training programme which covers all aspects of the student mobility lifecycle;
- Utilised a suite of online tools and open educational resources to deliver the training programme;
- Provided a staff toolkit aimed at all staff who support student mobility;
- Shared a handbook and framework for policymakers which contains a compilation of the training materials, providing a blueprint for others to replicate the training programme;
- Raised awareness about the essential work of equipping students with digital and media literacy skills, and to enhance their employability prospects through reflective learning from their mobility experience.
The project aims to deliver the following:
Dissemination and training activities
The DIGIPASS project results were be shared with the wider higher education community and public through the following dissemination activities:
- Training programme design and online tool event hosted by the University of Granada
- Staff toolkit event hosted by the University of Amsterdam
- Handbook and framework event for policymakers hosted by the University of Edinburgh in Brussels
- Final dissemination event hosted by the Jagiellonian University of Krakow.
The project will also held three international staff weeks, a staff week in each year of the project. Participants in the international staff weeks developed skills for effectively supporting the entire student mobility lifecycle and help the DIGIPASS Consortium to further its refine project results. All staff week attendees were invited to participate in the DIGIPASS Community of Practice to continue their professional development and involvement in DIGIPASS after their week of training concluded.
The Student Mobility Lifecycle
Just as many universities describe the process of becoming a student, participating in a programme of study and graduating from that programme as a lifecycle, DIGIPASS imagines the process of moving from the point of interest in international mobility to returning to campus as a lifecycle. The four stages of mobility are illustrated in the below image provided by the University of Amsterdam. The DIGIPASS Consortium made a considerable effort to define the lifecycle and the support that benefits students at each stage. This initial research required the insight and oversight of staff working directly in student mobility. The DIGIPASS team began this work in Krakow in May 2019.