FAQ & Answers
FORTHEM Digital Academy
By 2022, FORTHEM Digital Academy will be in place, offering extensive opportunities for online language learning, for completing subject-specific MOOCs & training modules and for virtual mobility of students and staff. FORTHEM members will share existing MOOCs and develop in collaboration new blended and virtual learning modules. Language-related student tutoring and tandem-learning options which be included by 2025.
The plugin aims at:
- Facilitating the sharing of activities between the seven FORTHEM partner universities;
- Improving users’ experience by providing the same pages, with the same layout, across all the FORTHEM Moodle platforms;
- Showcasing all the activities shared by the universities, providing students with the required tools to filter and search.
For each activity you want to participate in, just click on the corresponding card to display a pop-up screen containing more information. Then, click on the dedicated button to confirm your registration and you will be redirected to the platform offering the activity. Keep in mind that every time you want to access these activities, you have to repeat the same procedure again.
Please, note that in order to enrol in courses provided by external platforms, you have to accept the transfer of your personal data (email, first name, last name), and the GDPR policy of the corresponding university.
The FORTHEM universities are working to provide students who attend FORTHEM courses with ECTS. However, at the moment, there’s no general rule for the recognition of ECTS, since it strongly depends on several factors (including universities and departments involved), and it has to be evaluated on a single instance basis. Please, contact your local FORTHEM office to get more information.
The alliance is strongly investing in micro-credentials (Open Badges) as incentives for students. For each course you attend, you will be granted up to two badges: the first badge, which assesses your attendance, is granted as soon as you complete all the activities planned for the course; the second one, which assesses the knowledges you acquired by attending the course, is granted when you successfully pass the final exam of the course.
Please, note that enrolling in external activities (i.e., activities not directly provided by your university) triggers Moodle's default behaviour of creating new accounts in the target platforms, which also causes some personal data (email, first name, last name) to be transferred to the corresponding university. Refer to the target university's GDPR policy to know how your personal data will be treated.