FOR A VIRTUAL EUROPEAN DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTING
NEED FOR AND PURPOSE OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE VEDoC:
The ever growing needs of the information society necessitate constant improvement of the academic preparation of specialists in computing, who will be expected to maintain and develop the platform of this society. These needs can best be answered only through unification of the resources and the experience of leading Departments of Computer Systems and Technology (CST) in European Universities.
PREREQUISITES FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF THE VEDoC:
- Comparable professional standards;
- Comparable curricula;
- Comparable syllabi;
- Fast and reliable Internet connection of all physically existing Departments and all students;
- WEB based courses with virtual laboratories;
- Good reading and writing competence in English, German, French, Russian or other relevant foreign languages, on the part of faculty and students.
MEMBERSHIP AND STRUCTURE:
The VEDoC will have a collective membership of all partner departments in the ECET Thematic Network, after they confirm their consent. The VEDoC will be managed by a Council, whose members will be chosen from the Heads of those physically existing partner departments. The Council will have a Chairperson and Vice Chairpersons.
MODE OF FUNCTIONING (AS SEEN BY THE STUDENTS):
The students will choose those courses from the VEDoC curriculum which will provide them with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required for obtaining credits for a Bachelorís, or, respectively, Masterís Degree. Online guidance will be available to help them find the best route for them within the overall curriculum. For each course chosen, the students will choose a site from among those offered by the VEDoC. They will then study the material and undertake the associated assessment. Having accumulated the required number of credits the students will choose a topic for a Diploma project, develop it and defend it virtually.