Developing win-win solutions for virtual placements in informatics

Francisco J. García-Peñalvo, Nikolas Galanis, Miguel Ángel Conde, Elena Pessot, Raymond Elferink, Edwin Veenendaal, Steve Lee, Juan Cruz-Benito, Dai Griffiths, Paul Sharples, Scott Wilson, Mark Johnson (+3 others)
2014 Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality - TEEM '14  
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
more » ... hey 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.
doi:10.1145/2669711.2669982 dblp:conf/teem/PenalvoCGSWJPAFGGPEVL14 fatcat:xzhtfte3v5hbhf3dsi7ictbeme