How Does Virtual Mobility Enhance Internationalisation of the Curriculum?
Date: 17 April 2019 (Wednesday)
Time: 12:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Venue: ACC 209, Baptist University Road Campus, HKBU
Organiser: Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning, HKBU
Co-organisers: Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, HKU & Center for Education Innovation, HKUST
With the growing capabilities of modern information and communication technologies, higher education institutions around the globe are exploring different online learning platforms to facilitate cross-cultural learning experience without having students leaving home. It is hoped that students will be able to develop the knowledge and skills required in the 21st century. This contributes to realising the concept of “an internationalised curriculum” as suggested by Leask (2004). The boom of telecommunication applications and collaborative online learning platforms allow curriculum designers to create opportunities for international contact and cross-cultural exchange for all students with less physical and time constraints. Building on the theoretical potential of virtual mobility in promoting “Internationalisation at Home”, this workshop has invited three speakers to share with us their experience in designing and implementing virtual exchange initiatives. Specifically, you will learn how they use technology to integrate cross-cultural dimensions into the content and the approach of teaching and learning; what the main benefits and practical constraints are; and in what ways virtual mobility complements physical mobility in their courses/contexts.
Mark your calendar. For details and registration, please navigate to http://chtl.hkbu.edu.hk/main/workshop/tales-2018-19-2nd/#w11.