This is the inaugural year of the Monash Warwick Alliance Education Fund and we are committed to continuing to support our academics and professional services staff who are working collaboratively on projects that will help to internationalise our teaching and learning.
Congratulations to all four projects which have been awarded funding in the first round.
One of the successful funding recipients is a project led by Prof. Dragan Ilic, Monash University and Dr. Debbi Marais, University of Warwick.
Work-integrated learning opportunities for students are essential for their development of key employability skills, consolidation of learning, and ensuring their ‘work-readiness’. The University of Warwick has developed an innovative module in its Master of Public Health which offers students the opportunity to undertake a novel virtual learning experience. The students are partnered with local and international public health agencies and can collaborate on ‘real life’ projects within a workplace based setting.
Professor Ilic and Dr Marais plan to work together to share learnings and best practice with the vision to developing shared virtual work-based placements in an international setting. This would be a significant step in broadening the opportunities offered to students at both institutions, and would give them the chance to reflect on their experiences and learning, not only across disciplines, but also geographically and across cultures by interacting with their peers at the partner university.
The next round of the Alliance Education Fund is now open and will close on 31st July 2018.
For this round the Alliance is particularly interested in receiving submissions utilising scalable AR/VR technologies, provide mobility opportunities for underrepresented cohorts, tackle assessment issues, and/or staff exchanges for delivery of teaching.
Those wishing to apply are encouraged to discuss their project with the Alliance Project Team in advance of submitting an application.
Please follow the relevant link below for further information on the Alliance Education Fund: