2.5.P. Poster session: 'gamification in student internationalisation'

Date:  Thursday 8 October
Time: 4:10PM - 5:25PM
Location: PZ

Session Type: Poster Session

Transferring cultural interactions into the digital realm: gamification in student internationalisation (1075)

Cultural competencies come with exposure to different cultural practices: they teach students sensitivity as well as enable them to better realise their own cultural identity. While the global village concept suggests that modern students should be masters of intercultural communications, it seems like the new technologies have turned on them and, if anything, made it easier for them to alienate themselves. This paradox could be turned around by employing the potential of technology to individually engage students with rich information. This poster will show how gamification can prepare modern students for inevitable international interactions, both business and social, just as well as face-to-face communication with people from different cultures does.

Key interest area (KIA): INT
Sector(s): HE

Ms Veronika Norvaisaite, Researcher and Social Media Strategist, Expertise in Labour Mobility, Netherlands