International Collaborations in Teaching

Are you interested to find out how you can bring experiential learning into your modules through virtual exchange?

Virtual exchange (VE) or Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) uses technology to allow students to engage in meaningful, cross-cultural experiences as part of their education.  It can broaden access to international learning for every student, regardless of their circumstances, background or ability.  With recent events preventing traditional study abroad, these projects provide the framework for students to develop their cross-cultural attitudes, skills, and communication in addition to improving their digital literacy skills valued by employers.

International Partnerships and the Dean for Internationalisation would like to invite you along to an introductory workshop on Virtual Exchange.  During this 2-hour workshop, we will outline the key elements of VE; share examples of past projects; identify how we can we work with our existing university partners and present research on the impact of VE on student’s learning.  There will be opportunities for discussion and sharing possible ideas on how to adopt VE into your teaching.

Workshop Details

Introduction to Virtual Exchange
Monday 30th November, 10-12

Register to join here.

Kent has devised a co-curricular virtual exchange initiative, Global Learning Online (GLO) to introduce students to cross-cultural academic learning experiences online to compliment their existing studies.  We are delighted to see GLO, firmly established within our Japanese provision and many students this academic year take up the opportunities on offer.

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