Coming talks in the Euroversity Webinar

Date and time: on Wednesday 28th of May at 12.00 CET

Adobe Connect room: 

Title: The Challenges of Merging the Real and the Virtual: Complications and Considerations

As part of the Creating Shared Value course Stockholm School of Economics' Executive MBA programme, it was decided to try craft a course that bridged the real and virtual worlds in two ways; first by using Second Life in a real classroom, with partners at other universities doing the same thing, and second by including Financial Times reading material not just as prescribed reading, but by obliging students to annotate on assigned articles. These annotations then formed the foundation for presentations by schools in Sweden, Germany and Vietnam, with an emphasis on cross-cultural communication in Corporate Social Responsibility. This presentation will discuss this course, the successes, failures and roadblocks experienced.

By Claire Ingram, Stockholm School of Economics.

Date: 4th June 2014 at 12 CET


Communication training in a virtual pharmacy

In this session Hans-Erik Sjöström will talk about a project that was carried out at the University of Umeå to examine how communication training for pharmacy students can be developed and implemented in three dimensional virtual worlds such as Second Life and Opensim. Immersive virtual worlds can be used in higher education in a range of disciplinary contexts and for a variety of educational purposes. This project has focused on communication training for students studying on an online distance programme: Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy at Umeå University, Sweden. The main purpose of the project was to examine how communication training can be designed and implemented in virtual worlds.

Hans-Erik Sjöström is an educational developer at the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Umeå University with long experience in technologies and tools for distance education.

Euroversity newsletter spring 2014


HERE you can download the Euroversity newsletter for spring 2014.

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Thursday April 10th 20:30 – 21:30
CET for beginners in virtual worlds

Monday April 28th 20:30 – 21:30
CET for advanced users in virtual worlds

Thursday, May 15th 20:30 – 21:30
CET for beginners in virtual worlds

Monday, May 26th 20:30 – 21:30
CET for advanced users in virtual worlds

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