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. To meet Erasmus requirements, you must take an online language test. The test is mandatory, although you have already taken another language course because the EU controls the influence on the language skills of the exchange programme. The university was officially opened in 1948 and is a young and dynamic university. UiB offers extensive research and training. Our six faculties and 30 departments cover all important academic disciplines. UiB has 14,000 students and 3,500 employees. The university has always been a strong international presence and 21% of university staff, 30% of PhD students and 11% of UiB students come from abroad. It is also possible to adapt the OLA during the mobility phase if your home university requires it.
Connect to the OLA system and complete the new learning agreement with changes. 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. It has been shown that digital learning agreements significantly reduce the administrative burden and greatly facilitate the online review, completion and approval of the document by students and OV. Apprenticeship agreements established for this semester as well as apprenticeship agreements for internships are now available via the old OLA platform. The student begins the process by creating a learning agreement in the OLA system and signing it online. Be sure to give your students the right name and email address for the person in charge of your institution (responsible for signing the apprenticeship agreement). University-specific apprenticeship contracts are signed at the faculty`s information centre after the student`s arrival in Bergen. This section can only be completed if your original OLA (Before Mobility) is fully signed by you, your home university and UiB. 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.
We see the OLA as a big step on the road to a paperless Erasmus. More than 700 universities are registered users of the OLA tool and 22,000 OLAs have been downloaded.