EICL 2012 conference was held on the 1-2 October, 2012

Interdisciplinary Conference "E-internationalization for collaborative learning» (EICL2012), organized by the National Technical University "Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute" and Taurida National V.I.Vernadsky University, was held on the 1-2 October 2012 in the NTU "KhPI" Sports Camp ‘Studenchesky’ (Crimea). The conference was held with the support of Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Austria and the participants of the event were representatives of higher education institutions of Germany, Greece, Russia and Ukraine. The main topics of the conference were: strategies and concepts of modern education; joint training; quality assurance; internationalization and integration of the universities within the European higher education; administrative problems of implementing electronic instruments; overcoming obstacles in academic internationalization; best practices of e-learning technology-enhanced tools and teaching methods; educational platforms; computerized joint training; tools for interactive learning and teaching. Thus the conference was aimed at dissemination of experience, gained from development of the joint (binomial) e-learning courses in the framework of the TEMPUS project "E-internationalization of collaborative learning."
International virtual teachers binomials, created in the framework of the project, allow to develop forms of international cooperation at the ‘teacher-teacher’ level, raise it to a more qualitative level within international universities and project participants strategies, and make the process of internationalization more realistic. Teachers and students were able to implement a «cross-border education» strategy, staying in their universities. Such approach provides teachers motivation in their activities, which is important when we talk about the quality of education in universities.
Conference EICL2012 is another step to the development of international cooperation based on the use of modern information technologies in academic internationalization.

Photos of the EICL 2012 Conference can be found here.