EADTU Annual Conference 2011: Universities and regional development in an open knowledge society; pages:145-156
Eadtu Annual Conference edition:2011 location:Eşkisehir / Turkey date:3-4 November 2011
The LACE (Literature and Change in Europe) partnership wants to improve the international experience of master students and staff of the participating institutions through Erasmus exchanges and the elaboration of an open curriculum in the fields of literature, film and theatre. The network is defending a multilingual and cross-cultural approach that reflects the cooperation between institutions from diverse regions of Europe. Universities involved in this project are: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Aarhus University, Tartu University, Lisbon University, Universidad de Granada, University of Bologna and K.U.Leuven.
As we are working towards a joint and double international master's degree, we want to improve the 'internationalization at home' by stimulating the number of incoming and outgoing international students and teachers in the master programs at the arts departments of the involved institutions. Besides that, we want to facilitate these exchanges by using virtual mobility, in addition to the well-established physical mobility. This international online support is used for our Erasmus students as well as for students who are going abroad for an internship. By the use of ICT, students and teachers not only develop new skills, but also a flexible attitude which is required while we give full technical support to work from a distance through a Moodle platform, online library access, reference management tools and real-time communication such as Skype. In this way international work experience in gained while a student doesn't even have to leave his home. We truly believe that this approach explores all possibilities in developing our LACE network to the fullest.