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Internationalisation in Higher Education: A Virtual Adult Education Academy in Times of COVID-19

  • Jennifer Danquah
  • Vanessa Beu
  • Regina Egetenmeyer

COVID-19 calls for new ways of approaching internationalisation in adult learning and education. Based on experiences gathered during the 2021 virtual Adult Education Academy, this paper identifies challenges in international virtual learning settings in higher education. Such settings involve different levels of digital literacy among participants and moderators, limited access to high-speed internet, different time zones, and difficulties in social interactions. The article presents the didactical and methodological conceptualisation of a virtual setting to overcome these challenges. The concept involves facilitating exchanges between moderators, providing technical support, implementing (a-)synchronous sessions, and establishing a virtual space in which learning materials are created.

  • Keywords:
  • Adult Education Academy,
  • Adult Learning and Education,
  • COVID-19,
  • Internationalisation,
  • Virtual Learning Setting,
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Jennifer Danquah

Julius-Maximilians-Universität of Würzburg, Germany - ORCID: 0000-0003-3811-2561

Vanessa Beu

Julius-Maximilians-Universität of Würzburg, Germany - ORCID: 0000-0002-6234-8841

Regina Egetenmeyer

Julius-Maximilians-Universität of Würzburg, Germany - ORCID: 0000-0001-8907-5583

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Chapter Information

Chapter Title

Internationalisation in Higher Education: A Virtual Adult Education Academy in Times of COVID-19

Authors

Jennifer Danquah, Vanessa Beu, Regina Egetenmeyer

Language

English

DOI

10.36253/979-12-215-0151-3.09

Peer Reviewed

Publication Year

2023

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Book Title

Re-thinking Adult Education Research. Beyond the Pandemic

Editors

Vanna Boffo, Regina Egetenmeyer

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Number of Pages

284

Publication Year

2023

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© 2023 Author(s)

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CC BY 4.0

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/979-12-215-0151-3

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979-12-215-0150-6

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Studies on Adult Learning and Education

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2704-596X

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2704-5781

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