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Virtual Internships for International Cooperation: Experiences of Learning, Teaching and Networking

  • Regitze Kristensen
  • Eija Källström
  • Julie Ann Svenkerud
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Abstract

This chapter describes two virtual mobility post secondary cross-cultural projects which used Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in real life companies. Students, faculty, and business companies interacted with each other across geographical and cultural boundaries. The projects (INTERN & EUROCLASS) demonstrated the value of integrating ICT teaching, research, and in designing joint educational modules to promote cultural understanding. The chapter offers practical strategies for teachers on how to implement these type of projects in their classrooms.

Keywords

Tacit Knowledge Intern Model Nordic Country Explicit Knowledge Baltic Country 
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© Regitze Kristensen, Eija Källström and Julie Ann Svenkerud 2007

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  • Regitze Kristensen
  • Eija Källström
  • Julie Ann Svenkerud

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