Developing win-win solutions for virtual placements in informatics: The VALS case
Semester of Code
1203 Ciencia de los ordenadores
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García-Peñalvo, F. J., Cruz-Benito, J., Griffiths, D., Sharples, P., Wilson, S., Johnson, M. Papadopoulos, G., Achilleos, A., Alier, M., Galanis, N., Conde, M. Á., Pessot, E., Elferink, R., Veenendaal, E., Lee, S. (2014). “Developing win-win solutions for virtual placements in informatics: The VALS case”. In Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality (TEEM 2014) (Salamanca, Spain, October 1-3, 2014). F. J. García-Peñalvo (Ed.). Pages 733-738. Grupo GRIAL / ACM International Conference Proceeding Series (ICPS). New York, NY, USA: ACM. ISBN: 978-1-4503-2896-8. http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2669982. DOI: 10.1145/2669711.2669982. 2014
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Grupo GRIAL / ACM International Conference Proceeding Series (ICPS);
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.