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Global Classroom - Virtual mobility at Linnaeus University

The project group 'Global Classroom' has developed a concept to support internationalisation at home. We want to help programme directors and teachers to support interactions with students from foreign universities as an integrated part of the education.

About Global Classroom at Linnaeus University

This project was active 2015-2017. These pages can, however, be of interest to teachers who wish to introduce elements of international collaboration in their courses.

Today university students, teachers, researchers and administrative staff expect and are expected to participate in international and intercultural professional contexts. Present internationalisation activities at Linnaeus University involve only a minority of university staff and students since the focus has so far been on physical mobility. However, digital media enable all to be involved in international professional networks and collaboration, both as a complement to physical mobility and when physical mobility is simply not practical or feasible. This type of internationalisation is known as virtual mobility (VM), a concept already widely spread within global higher education.

The primary aim of the project was to create a framework and organisation to establish international networking and collaboration as a key element in all courses at undergraduate and masters level at Linnaeus University.


Tools for virtual mobility
How do we get started with virtual mobility? How do we find suitable partner universities? Tools for virtual mobility
Self-assessment grid
How international is your programme? Try our self-assessment grid and see how far you have come. Self-assessment grid
Global classroom in practice
Examples of virtual mobility from Linnaeus University and beyond. Global classroom in practice
Project activities 2015-2017
Activities in the project, month by month, with descriptions and links. Completed activities