Two international conferences have been organised by this working group to date on the theme of telecollaboration and virtual exchange.
University of León (Spain), February 2014
The first conference took place at the University of León in Spain in 2014. It was the closing event of the INTENT project, which brought together more than 140 educators, researchers, mobility coordinators and university management interested in further exploring the integration of online intercultural exchange projects at universities around the globe. The conference offered participants the opportunity to present examples of good practice and research on the theme of university telecollaboration.
During the conference, the UNICollaboration Position Paper on Virtual Exchange in the European Higher Education Area was drafted, which has since been accepted by many institutions and organisations across Europe and beyond.
More details about this first conference can be found here: http://unicollaboration.
Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), April 2016
The second conference took place at Trinity College Dublin from 21 to 23 April 2016. On day 2 of the conference, the UNICollaboration association was officially launched during a plenary session with 150 colleagues from various disciplines.
Selected conference papers are available as the following open-access publication:
Jager, Sake; Kurek, Malgorzata; O’Rourke, Breffni. (Eds). (2016). New directions in telecollaborative research and practice: selected papers from the second conference on telecollaboration in higher education. Dublin Ireland: Research-publishing.net. https://doi.org/10.14705/rpnet.2016.telecollab2016.9781908416414
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Future conference bids
The UNICollaboration organisation is looking for proposals for hosting their conference in 2020 as well as regional workshops in 2019 and 2021. If your institution is interested in submitting a proposal, please complete the following document and send it to the organisation at email@example.com.