Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Participation in conference
Kunjuthamby, S. (2017) OIL Project 2.0: Building relationships and a global passport using innovative enhanced technology platforms: Presented at the Coventry University Staff Conference: Achievement, Equality and Diversity held on the 23rd and 24th June in Coventry, UK
The presentation titled: OIL Project 2.0 – Building relationships and a global passport using innovative technology enhanced learning platforms was presented at the Staff Conference at Coventry University.
This presentation presented the role of Online International Learning [OIL] Projects in higher education and aimed to share the achievements and best practice that I was able to create with my five OIL Projects, where I was collaborating with our international partners from France, Malaysia, Spain, Oman and Hong Kong from September 2016- May 2017 whilst teaching in semester one and two. This experience showcase ‘Achievement, Equality and Diversity’ that we were able to obtain in undertaking such projects virtually. Using online platforms and applying technology innovations, students were connected instantly with each other from different classrooms across the world with different backgrounds to work collaboratively on different assignments to share their outputs for discussion and learning. Practices such as these further underline and strengthen the use of technology and illustrate that we can offer and provide our students a variety of academic platforms to gain an international student experience and an awareness of equality and diversity in higher education. By working together with international institutions, students thus benefit from a diverse pool of resources and competencies that would be not readily available otherwise.
This session presented the methods I used:
i) Technology as an enabler ii) Using flipped classroom teaching: Use of Lego Go Go- Presenting student outputs and their business narratives iii) Teaching the OIL class overseas at the partner institution iv) student outputs developed during the OIL Project period (i.e. presentation slides, reports, video)