Developing win-win solutions for virtual placements in informatics: the VALS case

García-Peñalvo, Francisco José, Cruz-Benito, Juan, Griffiths, David ORCID: 0000-0002-6863-2456, Sharples, Paul, Wilson, Scott, Johnson, Mark W., Papadopoulos, George, Achilleos, Achilleas, Alier, Marc, Galanis, Nikolas, Conde, Miguel Angel, Pessot, Elena, Elferink, Raymond, Veenendaal, Edwin and Lee, Steve (2014) Developing win-win solutions for virtual placements in informatics: the VALS case. Proceedings of Second International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality – TEEM’14. ACM International Conference Proceedings Series . ACM, New York, pp. 733-738. ISBN 978-1-4503-2896-8

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The placements and internships are one of the main paths to get professional background and some skills for students, especially in areas like informatics and computer sciences. The European-funded VALS project tries to promote the virtual placements and establish a new initiative in virtual placements called Semester of Code. This initiative binds higher education institutions, students, companies, foundations and Open Source projects in order to create virtual placements and solve needs that they have in relation with those placements. This paper introduces some projects about virtual placements that other institutions and companies perform, also the paper describes the needs, opinions and considerations about the virtual placements for each stakeholder involved in the placements, to finally explain the design decisions and actions behind the Semester of Code, and how they are intended to get better virtual placements and successful results.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Paper given at and published in the proceedings of TEEM '14 Salamanca, Spain — October 01 - 03, 2014
Uncontrolled Keywords: Virtual placements, Informatics, Computer Sciences, VALS, Semester of Code, Open Source.
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: University of Bolton Research Centres > Institute for Educational Cybernetics
Depositing User: Tracey Gill
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2018 18:04
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2018 11:20
Identification Number: 10.1145/2669711.2669982

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