University Of Bergen Learning Agreement
Written by Staff on December 19, 2020
If your home university needs the LEARNING agreement in PDF/paper version, you can download a PDF file of the OLA after being signed by all parties and give it to your home university. The project is carried out by 10 partners: EUF (coordinating body), 8 universities (University of 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 (Netherlands), Pantheon-Sorbonne University (France) and Erasmus student network that will take into account the perspective of the Erasmus student base. The consortium has a strong institutional commitment to the organisation of quality student mobility. In addition, there are 21 associate partners (19 universities and 2 university networks). The inclusion of a large number of universities will enable the development of new characteristics and the testing phases, as well as the extent to which the OLA tool will meet the needs of higher education institutions and meet their national procedures throughout Europe. The apprenticeship agreement is a key document for Erasmus mobility. From the Erasmus programme 2021-2027, e-learning agreements become the norm. In a study conducted in late 2019-early 2020, more than 90% of students said they would recommend OLA to their peers. In addition, 93% of IRO believe that all apprenticeship agreements should be concluded online through a user-friendly tool.
In 2015, ESN joined the European Foundation for Higher Education (EUF) initiative, the Online Learning Agreement, which would develop a tool for students and universities that could be used online for the creation and signing of a learning agreement. In May 2017, the OLA was created to demonstrate the concept of experimentation and adoption of higher education institutions. The EUF has launched another project, OLA, which has added new features to the platform, such as apprenticeship agreements for internships and measuring user satisfaction. Apprenticeship agreements established for this semester as well as apprenticeship agreements for internships are now available via the old OLA platform. In recent years, we have seen how digital learning agreements can significantly reduce the administrative burden and provide students with a quality mobility experience. In the past, the complexity of red tape has resulted in learning agreements not always being concluded before departure, as well as problems with ECTS recognition after students return home.