This page aims to keep you up to date with all the latest developments and publications by the INTENT project team.
Telecollaboration involves engaging groups of learners in distant locations in collaboration together through online technologies. Our Erasmus Multilateral Project INTENT (Integrating Telecollaborative Networks into Foreign Language Higher Education) aims to raise greater awareness among students, educators and decision makers of telecollaboration as a tool for virtual mobility in FL education at university level and also on achieving more effective integration of telecollaboration in Higher Education Institutions.
The INTENT project team successfully ran their fourth free workshop on telecollaboration in university education on Frday 18th October 2013. Congrats to Mirjam Hauck, Gosia Kurek, Tim Lewis and Sake Jager for their hard work. If you want to organise a workshop on telecollaboration for your university or organisation, be sure to contact us: http://uni-collaboration.org/?q=node/546
The INTENT project team is happy to announce that the www.unicollaboration.eu platform is now officially open to practitioners from universities around the world. The platform will allow university educators and mobility coordinators to find partner-classes and resources for their online intercultural exchange projects and initiatives. The platform has been developed with the financing of the European Commission's Lifelong Learning project INTENT. You can view a short guided tour of the platform here: http://youtu.be/rzKK5A-9fUM
The INTENT team will be offering various training workshops in telecollaboration in 2013. These workshops are aimed at university teachers, mobility coordinators and management who are interested in learning how to integrate online intercultural exchange projects in their institutions. Registration is free but participants will have to cover all their own travel and maintenance costs.
Details about the workshops:
The Italy workshop will be held at the University of Padova, Italy on 21 March 2013. Contact person: Francesa Helm: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The French workshop will be held at the University of Grenoble III, France on 5 April 2013. Contact person: Elke Nissen:Elke.Nissen@u-grenoble3.fr
The Polish workshop will take place as a joint event with the PL-CALL Conference, in Warsaw on 9-10 May, 2013. Contact person: Gosia Kurek: email@example.com
The UK workshop organised by the Open University will take place in London, UK on 18 October 2013. Contact person: Tim Lewis: Timothy.Lewis@open.ac.uk
Over the coming months, members of the INTENT team will be presenting about the project and telecollaboration in general at the following conferences in 2012:
In August, Sarah Guth, Francesca Helm, Sake Jager, Mirjam Hauck, Gosia Kurek, Elke Nissen will be at Eurocall 2012 (http://www.eurocall2012.eu/) presenting the symposium "Telecollaboration: where we are and where we are headed".
This presentation, entitled "Models of Telecollaboration: The Increasing Prevalence of ELF (and other Lingua Francas)" was presented by INTENT team member Sarah Guth at the ELF conference in Istanbul, Turkey recently.
On the 29th of October we organised a workshop on the integration of social media in education. The workshop took place at Fontys University of Applied Sciences (Tilburg, The Netherlands). Teacher ...
Robert O'Dowd's insight:
Robert O'' Dowd recently presented INTENT and the uni-collaboration.eu platform to a group of Dutch teacher-trainers who were taking part in an event organised by the TILA project. Many thanks to Kristi Jauregi for the invitation.
The INTENT project's final activity is to organise an international conference on the theme of telecollaboration in university education at the University of León, Spain on 12-14 February 2014. More details and a call for papers are available on the conference platform: http://unicollaboration.unileon.es/
The programme is now available for the INTENT project workshop in Warsaw, Poland on Friday 10 May 2013. The programme can be downloaded here: http://intent-project.eu/?q=node/43. For more information, contact Gosia Kurek -firstname.lastname@example.org.
The second of the INTENT project's four regional workshops on telecollaboration and using the www.uni-collaboration.eu platform took place on Friday 5 April at the University of Grenoble in France. Over 35 participants from France, Switzerland, Belgium and Morocco took part in the event. Find out about our two remaining workshops in Poland and the UK here: http://intent-project.eu/?q=node/36
Registration is now open for the INTENT project's free workshops on how to engage university classrooms in online intercultural exchange. Find one near you and sign up today. Places are limited: http://intent-project.eu/?q=node/36
The INTENT team believe that telecollaboration can be a very useful tool for mobility coordinators and for combining virtual and physical student mobility. For this reason we have presented our work at the European Association for International Education(EAIE) and at the Santander Group of universities. Here is the presentation from the Santander Group conference held in León, Spain in October 2012.
Our virtual platform for university educators and mobility coordinators who are interested in using online intercultural exchange in their institutions will be officially open to the public on Friday 22 February 2013. In the meantime, you can watch this short video created by INTENT member Sarah Guth which takes you through the different resources and tools available on the platform.
INTENT members have been presenting about our project around Euope and how universities can use telecollaboration as a tool for intercultural language learning and internationalisation. Here is the powerpoint of the symposium organised by members of the INTENT project (Guth, Helm, Jager, Kurek, Hauck) at the 2012 EUROCALL Conference in Gothenberg, Sweden.
Based on our survey and collection of case studies of telecollaborative activity in European universities, the INTENT team is happy to publish here the executive summary and full report "University Classes Collaborating Online".
View this presentation on the INTENT project and our European survey which was presented at the University of Limerick on 1 June 2012 by Robert O'Dowd.
Many primary and secondary schools around the world have benefited from networks such as etwinnning (http://www.etwinning.net) and ePals (http://www.epals.com/) to bring their learners into contact with partner classes using Web 2.0 communicative tools. This activity, often referred to as telecollaboration or Online Intecultural Exchange, is also practised at university level but practitioners often encounter many practical and administrative barriers, including difficulties in finding partners, misalignment of academic calendars, differing assessment procedures and divergent attitudes to ICT.
With this in mind, this presentation introduces our INTENT project (www.intent-project.eu) which is funded by the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme.