Keegan Helen (dir.) (2007). ESMOS â Enhancing Student Mobility through Online Support : WP9 Report â Communication Trialling. Salford : University of Salford. En ligne : <http://www.ae.salford.a ... ports/WP9_report_v4.pdf>.
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|Resource type: Report/Documentation
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|Categories: Enseignement supĂ©rieur
Keywords: Europe, mobilitĂ© Ă©tudiante, TIC
Publisher: University of Salford (Salford)
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When students go away from home to take part in an international study exchange or work placement, it is widely recognised that ongoing communication with peers and tutors assists them in overcoming feelings of culture shock and homesickness. With regards the use of ICT for supporting international mobility students, email and discussion boards have traditionally been employed. Email is generally used for day-to-day administrative support (and occasional âcounsellingâ), while discussion boards are occasionally used for pedagogical support and peer-to-peer communication facilitated by the tutor.
After examining the potential of the technologies used by each project partner to support international mobility students, and taking into account the shift towards âWeb 2.0â, the ESMOS partnership have explored the potential of âbloggingâ in order to establish tripartite communication between students and tutors involved in mobility schemes.
The area of real interest is that of the use of a 'shared online space' (e.g. 'blogs' or 'wikis', virtual classrooms etc) to facilitate a tripartite relationship between the student, home tutor and host tutor in order to increase transparency and encourage ongoing reflection while the student is away from the university taking part in a study exchange or work placement abroad. In the case of ESMOS, we have worked on a series of case studies where blogging has been an integral part of the studentâs mobility experience (see âUsing blogs as a support tool for Adult Nursing students at home and abroadâ, and âTripartite communication between students, home and host tutors using a group blogâ in the resources section of the ESMOS website at http://www.esmos.eu/case_studies.php). For a fuller description of blogs and blogging, see WP7 â Protocols Development.
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