In the winter semester 2021, the VCL was implemented in two different Bachelor Programmes at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and the Faculty of Educational Sciences. The first module was “Basic Botany” for first-year Biology-Chemistry students, while the second module was “Psychology of Language” for second-year Pre-school Education students. During the VCL course 16 students participated in the first module “Basic Botany” in which topics plant cell topics were covered. The 11 students who participated in the second module, “Psychology of Language (Psycholinguistics),” have learned about the nature of language as a human mental process. The evaluation of the students is based on their participation in the module, synchronous and asynchronous feedbacks during the week, delivery of the assignments, activity during meetings, knowledge implementation in applications used like Miro board, combined with the results of the exam at the end of the module. In the module “Basic Botany” VCL was 2.5 ECTS (from a total of 7 ECTS) and in “Psychology of language (Psycholinguistics)” the VCL was 2 ECTS (from a total of 6 ECTS) assessment points.
Surveys were used to evaluate the course, with one survey collecting student expectations and another collecting feedback after the course.
Several steps taken during the pilot local VCL phase worked well, such as choosing suitable subjects and modules, scheduling implementation, converting lectures to Power Point, using applications for synchronous meetings, and using MS forms for module exams.