From the 2nd to the 6th of May 2022, three major events of the lifetime of the VALEU-X project occurred. 

An international summer school with 24 previously online qualified e-tutors took place at Technische Universität Dresden, Germany from May the 2nd to the 6th, 2022. The event was an opportunity to serve as an intensive examination of intercultural competencies and the supervision of international courses. 

A detailed daily report of the summer school can be found on the Epoka University website and can be consulted here.

Under the same framework, Technische Universität Dresden hosted the VALEU-X staff Observation visit simultaneously with the summer school. 24 professors and lecturers from six Albanian partner universities came to Dresden and gained insights into current teaching and learning projects, as well as strategies in the field of Virtual Mobility and Internationalisation at home under the guidance of the entire team of the Chair of Information Management, led by the Chair’s owner Prof. Dr. Eric Schoop and project manager Mattis Altmann. The event was an opportunity to observe the innovative teaching and learning infrastructure of Technische Universität Dresden and to meet with the Pro-Rector for Technology Transfer and Internationalization to discuss how to further enhance the existing collaboration.

On the fourth day of the Summer school and staff observation, the academic staff and the E-Tutors from Albania and TU Dresden universities gathered for a social networking dinner and further discussion of the project sustainability, and synergies.

More information on the Staff Observation and Project Meeting can be found on the Epoka University website and can be consulted here.

Furthermore, the kickoff hybrid event of the master module “Collaboration in the Virtual Classroom“ (refers to WP 2.10, International PILOT VCL) also took place during the week of the Summer school. Attended by over 60 on-site participants and around 50 online, and welcomed by prorector TU Dresden, Prof. Dr. Alexander Kemnitz. In this international and interdisciplinary module, six Albanian and one Slovenian university are involved in addition to the TU Dresden, working together.

These three major events were an opportunity to take an intersectional approach regarding the International PILOT VCL and prepare the ground for future events and the final presentation.

More information can be consulted here.