The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) finances the programme “IVAC – International Virtual Academic Collaboration” with funding provided by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
The current crisis has enabled universities and research organisations to rap-idly expand their capabilities in the fields of digital learning and working. In the future, we will have to examine more broadly what (new) models of mobility can be developed and institutionalised in the medium term.
With regard to the courses being offered within a semester, instructors and students of at least two universities shall work together in an international con-text and use digital media to communicate, collaborate and document their working results. Co-teaching, peer-oriented learning and jointly offered courses comprise the central components of the virtual exchange scenarios. Project- and research-oriented approaches can serve to embed intercampus collaboration in virtual seminar rooms and digital learning environments. Not only do such digital environments enable project partners to involve different groups of students and instructors, but also different disciplines and academic levels of qualification (BA, MA, PhD). These innovations in collaborative teaching can potentially encourage participants to test new forms of learning analytics, es-pecially with regard to skill acquisition (digital competence, intercultural com-petence, teamworking problem-solving skills etc.).
This programme grants funding to teaching concepts with the following regional focuses:
Programme Objective 1:
German lecturers and their international partners have integrated digital collaboration
formats into their courses and plan to integrate them into the curriculum.
Programme Objective 2:
Students and lecturers apply the digital skills acquired through virtual cooperation.
Programme Objective 3:
Processes in the areas of study, teaching and blended mobility are digitised
across universities and contribute to the development of interoperable student
data ecosystems (in the interest of the Groningen Declaration).
Programme Objective 4:
International digital cooperation formats are accessible to further target
groups, which makes intercultural experiences possible, for example, for students
who’s financial or family situation hinders physical mobility.
Programme Objective 5:
A community of practice has formed.
Click here for more information and download the call for application.
Deadline : 16 July 2020.