The objective of the project is to enable students to prepare their Learning Agreements within an online system that will then allow them to liaise with the coordinators of sending and receiving higher education institutions to finalise the document, approve and sign it online. This process therefore transfers a paper-based workflow, which is reliant on timely postal deliveries for signature purposes, into an online system that will allow students to gain considerable time when preparing their studies abroad and induce a greater degree of flexibility and efficiency when needing to revise the Learning Agreement. The online software will also allow higher education institutions to mainstream the workflows of the management of the learning agreements to render the process of approving and managing them more efficient, and thus freeing up time for the staff members to work on other international relation activities or improve the quality of credit mobility.
The platform was developed with the support of Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership project funding (2015-2017) and is now being further upgraded in the second project cycle (2017-2020) by the following partners: European University Foundation (coordinating institution), 8 universities (University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Lodz University of Technology (Poland), University of Vienna (Austria), University of Marburg (Germany), University of Alcala (Spain), University of Bergen (Norway), Erasmus University of Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Pantheon-Sorbonne University (France), and the Erasmus Student Network, which will account for the student perspective of mobility management.
The consortium has a strong institutional commitment to organise quality student mobility. Additionally, there are 21 associate partners (19 universities and 2 university networks). The involvement of a large number of universities will allow developing new features and carrying out the testing phases as well as assessing the extent to which the Online Learning Agreement tool addresses the needs of HEIs and complies with their national procedures across Europe.