Internationalization at home: Zealand Academy in Køge (Denmark) and IULM University, March-April 2024

International - 11 April 2024

An online learning and interactive teaching experience

The Erasmus+ 2021-27 programme has outlined new priorities, including the full implementation of digital technologies, the development of the necessary skills and the innovation of teaching through the combination of physical mobility, online learning and interactive didactics. An innovation in this direction is short-term mobility integrated with a virtual component.

This short-time experience can also be lived on campus by hosting a partner from abroad and thus taking the form of internationalisation at home.
18 students in the second year of the Degree Course in Languages, Cultures and Digital Communication, selected based on merit (average and credits) and knowledge of English, had the opportunity to experience online learning (two lectures in March 2024) and on-campus interaction (from 8 to 13 April) together with a group of 30 students from Zealand - Academy of Technologies and Business in Køge and two of their lecturers.

The project concept was developed by the Academic Coordinator for Mobility at the Faculty of Interpreting and Translation, Silvia Zangrandi, and lecturers Lene Granzau Juel-Jacobsen and Thomas Bech Rasmussen from Zealand.
The project involved a series of activities (lectures, workshops, seminars, group work, and final project) bringing students from different academic and cultural backgrounds to work together. The lectures (Laboratory of Digital Design; English Language and AI; Transmedia Theory; Storytelling and Characterization) were held in English for a total of 20 hours and were enriched by outings to the city of Milan.