26 Apr VIBES releases curriculum development tool and course prototypes
VIBES consortium is proud to release its complete IO3 output – the tool for curricula development. and ready to use course prototypes for multicultural virtual teamworking skills.
The aim of IO3, in the VIBES project, was to offer a systematic method of creating student awareness and capabilities for working in the multicultural virtual teams’ environments. Starting with the relative differences of initial findings of IO1 and the thematic areas of IO2, the educational content development in IO3 was approached as a space which could be shaped in accordance with the context of the educator and the learners. As such, it would build on the relative perspective of how education works in each context and provide the maximum amount of flexibility to create a systematic and thematic modular curriculum for the various levels of learners and educators as there is no single way to approach education.
The outputs of IO3 comprised three levels of education, high school, university, and graduate/professional education. Therefore, the problem space of the curriculum development was approached as a modular co-creation process of building the VIBES tool. Given the differences in educational practices, and the multi-level of the different educational organizations, a communal problem space that could support the issues of multi-cultural virtual teams was needed. The aim was to develop an approach that addresses development of virtual skills systematically, with different learning outcomes resulting from a similar learning path, while acknowledging distinct aspects of complexity in the process. In total IO3 developed:
- The scalable VIBES tool for curricula creation
- Examples of curricula developed with the VIBES tool demonstrating how the framework can be used to design learning paths for different contexts and learning profiles
- Full course outline of a master’s level course on virtual teamworking with a detailed course structure, agenda templates, assignments and suggested learning activities
- Full course outline of an undergraduate and high school level course on virtual teamworking with a detailed course structure, agenda templates, assignments and suggested learning activities
All IO3 materials can be found in attachment below