Mobility Goes Virtual: Romania

(Attention: past event)

Attend lectures of other universities, get to know your study subject from a different perspective, and work on projects in international teams... and all that without leaving Würzburg!

Together with the Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania (ULBS) we offer students of both universities the opportunity to participate in a blended learning module in the wintersemester 2020/21, in which different telepresence solutions are tested to increase the "being-there" feeling in virtual classes.


The Blended Learning Module in detail

Tool Supported Distance Learning
Type of module: Core elective module (FWPM)
Language: English
Study semester: 5-7
Course type: Seminar-like lecture, exercise course (block course)
ECTS points: 5
Type of exam: Portfolio assignment

Main topics:

Drawing of a man wearing VR goggles, representing the testing of telepresence solutions

Testing of different telepresence solutions

One focus of the module is on the testing and use of new technologies in order to realise telepresence (e.g. through the use of Double robots or with the help of VR elements). You and your team will test which technologies successfully facilitate teaching and learning, as well as teamwork and international exchange, besides the courses. The aim is to give a feeling of “being there” despite the physical distance. This is realised in accordance with didactic principles, the theory of which will also be discussed in the module.

The drawing shows a lightbulb in the form of a rocket. It represents the development of a concept.

Development of a concept for the first virtual Summer School (Topic: Smart City)

Based on the telepresence solutions tested, a concept for the realisation of a virtual Summer School will be developed within the module Tool Supported Distance Learning. The aim is to incorporate the use of the tested digital technologies in a meaningful way in the realisation of such an event. The main topic of the virtual Summer School will be “Smart City”. The module will teach the basics of the following topics: AI, Internet of Things, and Smart City Charta / Sustainable Development Goals.

(The drawing shows students of different backgrounds. They represent working in an international team.

The intercultural framework programme and working in international Teams

The module is open to all students of the aforementioned universities, which means that working in an international team spanning campuses is at the very core of the module. This way, you can train your intercultural competences and improve your foreign language skills. Cultural exchange is an integral part of the module. Therefore, the planning of the virtual Summer School will include the development of a digital intercultural framework programme, which has the aim of facilitating the intercultural exchange outside of the conventional classes.


Testimonials

By clicking on this image you will be redirected to the testimonials of the class.

Click here to read the testimonials of participating students from the winter semester 2020/21.