Two Par Webinar: Internationalizing learning 2.0: Connectivity, modularization and multi-lateral approaches

3 and 17 June, 2020

Part of the OBREAL GLOBAL WEBINAR SERIES – SPRING 2020 

The OBREAL GLOBAL Webinar series has been launched in response to the global pandemic, as a means to connect partners and members in diverse continents and to explore themes of common and emerging interest. The series is distinct in that it proposes a truly global dialogue, based on current cooperation projects and initiatives that OBREAL GLOBAL supports. The following webinar – Internationalizing learning 2.0: Connectivity, modularization and multi-lateral approaches – is being offered in a two-part series – Speakers will be announced shortly:

Part 1 – Policy perspectives

Date: 3 June, 2020 – 16h CEST 

This panel discussion will argue for a new perspective on the internationalization of learning, in the context of the ‘covid’ era, with emphasis on North-South-South, multi-lateral cooperation. It will highlight existing policy frameworks and their intent to foster innovative and responsive approaches to the internationalization of higher education from a student-centered perspective. Panelists will place emphasis on the need to innovate in the internationalization of learning, at a time when global solutions to global challenges is ever more urgent.

In the spirit of OBREAL GLOBAL’s multi-regional dialogues, the panel will draw upon policy perspectives from the EU, Latin America, Africa and India. Amongst the topics explored will be connectivity and the digital agenda, as a means to internationalize learning, flexibilization of degrees and ‘modularization’ of teaching content, and how these types of innovations can be supported by both existing policy frameworks and new platforms. 

Part 2 – Institutional perspectives

Date: 17 June, 2020 – 16h CEST 

This panel is the second of a two-part series, which will place greater emphasis on higher education institutional approaches.

It will draw upon university perspectives and experiences from Latin America, Africa, Europe India and Oman, examining several components of the ‘new’ internationalized curricula: 1) ‘modular’ approaches to  curricula as innovative building blocks, which can lead to joint programmes, 2) internationalized online course delivery/e-learning, and 3) more profound N-S-S institutional partnerships. Speakers will reference current institutional developments and strategies in their regions as well as current projects that are transforming this field.

The webinar is expected to generate a debate on how to innovate university cooperation from a S-S-N, multi-regional perspective in the interest of transforming teaching and learning.

Registration will be open soon. For more information, please contact [email protected]

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