UKM Global Webinar Series - International Virtual Learning Engagements: Understanding Concepts, Strategies and Executions
October 29th, 2021 (Friday) | 10.00 am (GMT+8 Kuala Lumpur)
This webinar focuses on the practice of international virtual learning engagements that take place in Malaysian and Japanese International Higher Education Institutions (HEI). The Covid-19 pandemic has required many HEI to strategize the deliveries of education by incorporating technology-based learning. Teaching and learning can now take place in a synchronous or asynchronous manner with the availability of a flexible technology. As physical classes were mostly postponed and travel barriers were in place, internationalization activities of HEIs were also affected. Physical international student mobility was disrupted and thus mobility and exchange had to adapt into a new form. However, many programs such as Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) and Virtual Exchange had been in existence way before the pandemic. The awareness and interest on this form of activities has recently increased as HEI finds the need to have alternatives and solutions in enhancing intercultural communication and sustaining internationalization. Many have also developed international creative activities and programs such as international virtual summer programs, short term programs or chat spaces to encourage intercultural learning towards developing students as global citizens. All in all, this webinar will share the experiences and strategies of the panelists in offering international virtual learning programs at their respective universities, their collaborative efforts with partner universities and also their conceptualization of international virtual learning activities.
At the end of the webinar, participants will:
⇢ gain insights on various international virtual learning programs and activities that had been organized by Higher Education Institutions in Malaysia and Japan.
⇢ understand how to organize collaborative effort with international partner Higher Education Institutions.
⇢ learn the strategies in developing international virtual programs.
International Relations Centre (UKM Global)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia