TLC2016 - Online intercultural Exchange (OIE): capacity building for a flexible, effective workforce

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Online Intercultural Exchange (OIE):

Capacity building for a flexible, effective workforce.

#Clavier project:

large scale virtual exchange Warwick/Clermont Ferrand, Franceformal and informal learning, shared space on EWCprofessional development for staff connected educators extending to Poland, Sweden, Japan, US, Finland...#clavedu G+ community

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Context:Virtual Exchange (OIE) development within [email protected]#clavier project case study published in INTENT report and tasks uploaded to uni-collaboration database.Growing interest in telecollaboration and online intercultural exchange to support skills for global graduatesBritish Council Going Mobile report states virtual mobility provides:a rich seam of opportunities for interaction across borders. Higher Education Academy Internationalising Higher Education Framework.

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4...the future belongs to those who learn to work together with other groups without regard to location, heritage, and national and cultural difference (Grandin & Hedderich, 2009)

Key competencies in 3 broad categoriesFrom DeSeCo project, OECD.

Implementing open badges in EWC

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Pilot, investigated effects of award, meaningful placementCurrent state of open badges in UK Southampton resources

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Opportunities to seize:Voice (VoiceThread) and video creation (Kaltura) provide good ways to increase interaction and engagement.Open Badges contribute to students professional online identity creation.Use of tools such as Glossary can provide self-build shared dictionaryConnections outlive the course because of the networks created within students own personal spaces.

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Oie challenges; manifold! Timing, institutional factors, - require shared planning

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Challenges to addressMessaging students find Moodles filtered system confusingWalls need holes! Communication takes place in many different spaces, aggregation using hashtags facilitates a view of this. Greater awareness of open badges for employability/skills recognition needed.Institutional policies and regulations can impede intra-institutional collaboration

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Oie challenges; manifold! Timing, institutional factors, - require shared planning

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