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Meeting demands of
International relations from a
small college perspective
Per A. Godejord, Dean of Faculty of Scientific Subjects
Internationalisation of higher education
A definition
“Internationalization at the national, sector and institutional levels
is defined as the process of integrating an international,
intercultural or global dimension into the purpose, functions or
delivery of post-secondary education.”
(Jane Knight, Journal of International Higher Education, no. 33, 2003)
Internationalisation of higher education
Different definitions of what internationalisation should entail:
Strengthening of international and
multicultural orientation
Internationalisation in the new teacher
eduaction of Norway
Quality of
Cultural understanding and
global solidarity
Attractive partners for
Increased international
knowledge, experience
and language competence
Challenges of internationalisation at
smaller institution
• Few courses in English
• Few courses that are developed with a view to attract students
from abroad
• Low number of academic staff and thereby fewer who are
interested in internationalisation and have the necessary
language competence
• Few international projects and international partners
• Low mobility in both academics and students
Solving the challenge with
low student mobility
Prof.dr.hab. Maria
Institute of Pedagogy,
Szczecin University
International Online
Hallstein Hegerholm,
Senior Lecturer
Informatics, Nesna
University College
Beata Godejord, PhD,
Informatics, Nesna
University College
ICT and Learning – ITL103
• 55 students
• 14 of them are foreign students, mostly from from Poland
but also two Spanish students
The project has the following didactic and research objectives:
1. To integrate Norwegian students (from Nesna University College) and Polish
students (from Szczecin and Torun University) to realize a joint e-learning course
within the scope of Social Aspects of ICT.
2. To work towards formulating the foundation for didactics of cross-cultural
education in online setting.
3. To investigate communication behaviour of course participants within the patterns
of linguistic and non-linguistic modes of communication.
4. To obtain an insight into the symbolic culture of digital environment with the focus
on participatory mechanisms used to provide information and feedback
The theoretical perspective framing the research is Social Constructionism and
Symbolic Interactionism .
Increased international knowledge,
experience and language competence
The course ITL/ITB103 will be the corner stone of
something the parties involved hope will lead to Polish
and Norwegian students studying and working
together online within a broader range of online
courses related to the field of Educational ICT.
“You can't live in the world today, and you can't
do business in the world today, unless you are a
global citizen”
President Margaret Lee, Oakton Community College (Illinois, USA)