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VITALS | Part II: Communication and feedback in virtual (international) learning courses


27.01.2023 von 14:00 bis 16:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC100)

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VITALS: A didactical and methodical introduction in Virtual International Teaching in Higher Education for lecturers and scholars of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies!

The internationalization of courses at universities is increasingly in demand. Through (virtual) international seminars, lecturers as well as students can expand their intercultural but also professional competencies, build international networks and jointly design innovative teaching. In comparison to physical mobility, digital internationalization is considerably less expensive. Moreover, it is more inclusive, flexible and sustainable, while promoting digital competencies of participants.  However, these innovative teaching formats also entail numerous challenges such as technical and organizational requirements, special didactical and methodological demands, as well as performance assessment and certification issues.  This cycle of workshops addresses different possibilities for the internationalization of virtual courses, their potential and associated challenges. It will also present and test (partially) didactical and methodological approaches.  The aim of the workshops is threefold. Firstly, they give participants insights into various possibilities of internationalizing courses. Secondly, they support attendees with theoretical background knowledge as well as didactical and methodological input. Finally, they offer practical suggestions for the virtual internationalization of their own courses.   


Teaching and learning processes are based on multiple forms of interaction and commu­nica­tion. Compared to traditional face-to-face events, two central changes accompany communication in virtual international seminars. On the one hand, it is digitized, whereby new phenomena (such as channel reduction, "lurking" or "socially-reduced cues") gain importance. On the other hand, communication requires the consideration of intercultural differences and specificities.

Based on different communication theories and experiences, this workshop presents challenges resulting from the above changes. Participants are invited to discuss different (didactical and methodological) approaches to support virtual international communication and understanding processes. In particular, this workshop highlights (reciprocal) feedback processes as a key element for successful virtual international teaching and learning, as well as criteria for good digital feedback.


Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • be aware of the particular challenges of virtual international communication and interaction and the problems that often arise.

  • know didactical and methodic approaches that can be used to address the particular;

  • communication and comprehension problems in the context of virtual international courses;

  • understand the importance of feedback as a central component for virtual international teaching and know criteria for good digital feedback.

Trainer Dr. phil. Annika Brück-Hübner
Target group University lecturers and all other interested persons
Date 27.01.2023, 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr (CET)
Language This event is held in English.
  It should be noted that this event only serves to supplement the HDM certificate and can therefore be credited to a limited extent. Please feel free to contact us for more information.