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Title: International%20Student%20Mobility%20Course

International Student Mobility Course
  • Piloting ViCaDiS at Oulu UAS
  • (Virtual Campus for Digital Students)
  • Aims, Methods and Preliminary Results
  • (Bastian Fähnrich, September 2009)

  • Create a good international mobility
    experience (studies and/or work placements
    abroad) for and with outgoing students
  • Establish a social and academic/professional
    network among students and staff members
  • Use ICT and social media as a means to facilitate
    and support the (a) preparation of (b)
    documentation of (c) reflection upon outgoing
    students international mobility as a joint
    effort of students and international coordinators
  • Social and collaborative learning theories in

  • Replace an earlier courses tasks (Orientation to
    Student Exchange, 3 ECTS credits, pass/fail)
  • Pilot the ViCaDiS virtual learning environment
  • Gather students and staff members experiences
    of using ICT and social media for purposes in
    higher education

  • ICT and Social Media (ViCaDiS virtual learning
    environment based on Moodle, wiki, blog/learning
    diary, forum, presentation software etc.)
  • Activities planned according to the chronological
    process of students international mobility
  • Activities consist of reading guidelines and
    using/creating resources for personal and common
  • Three (3) phases Before International Mobility
    Period During International Mobility Period After
    International Mobility Period

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Methods / Before Mobility Period
  • Pre-piloting Questionnaire Related to the use of
    ICT and social media for learning purposes

Methods / Before Mobility Period
  • Home Country Presentation English ppt
    presentation about Finland/your home country,
    approx. 10-15 slides

Methods / Before Mobility Period
  • Target Country Wiki English wiki about target
    country, city, study and work place use of text
    and other means (pictures, graphs, videos etc.).
    The target country wikis are placed in the course
    International Student Mobility Cooperation
    WIKIs (possible cooperation with incoming
    students or students/staff at partner institutions

Methods / Before Mobility Period
  • Learning Diary (Blog) English blog about
    students international mobility period initial
    task, has to be updated at least once a week,
    commenting upon others blogs etc.

Methods / During Mobility Period
  • Home Country Presentation Students share own
    presentation at your study/work place
  • Target Country Wiki Students update the wiki and
    invite others to contribute
  • Learning Diary (Blog) Students update learning
    diary (blog) at least once a week to document and
    reflect upon international mobility and learning
    experience. Fellow students and staff members
    should post comments to blogs -)

Methods / After Mobility Period
  • International Mobility Report English/Finnish ppt
    presentation about students exchange, approx.
    10-20 slides, will be published and later used at
    Going Abroad events to share your experience with
    students who are planning studies/placements

Methods / After Mobility Period
  • International Mobility Evaluation
    Questionnaire Related to students experience,
    important feedback to staff members
  • Post-piloting Questionnaire and Interview Related
    to the use of ict and social media, closing the
    piloting activities

Preliminary Results
  • Course proves valuable to help students
    preparing, documenting and reflecting on their
    mobility activities as a joint effort. However
  • More time and expertise needed to support
    students on behalf of international coordinators,
    teachers and students themselves (both on a
    domestic and international level)
  • More technical and pedagogical advice and
    guidance needed to use certain ict and social
    media for the benefit of learning
  • More appropriate theoretical reflections and
    practical measures needed to utilise and enhance
    the social and collaborative nature of learning

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