Conference Virtual Collaboration Across Cultures 28 + 29 November 2016

 

Location:

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences/Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Fraijlemaborg 133, Amsterdam-Zuidoost

 

Programme and workshop abstracts

 

Monday morning

8.30 – Arrival & registration

9.20 – start conference

 

Welcome:

Mr Willem Baumfalk

Dean Faculty of Business and Economics of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

 

Introduction:

Ms Hans Seubring-Vierveyzer

Manager Part-Time Academy at the Faculty of Business and Economics of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

 

What is a Beezr project?

Introduction to the concept of Virtual Student Collaboration by Bernard Smeenk – Projectmanager Erasmus+ project: Market Basket (now Beezr) Virtual Student Collaboration Model

 

Key note:

Dr Robert J. Coelen

Professor of Internationalisation of Higher Education

Robert Coelen, currently a lecturer and researcher at Stenden University of Applied Sciences talks about trends and developments in internationalisation of higher education.

 

Key note:

Liat Shentser MA

Cisco  Systems, Inc. – Senior Manager Systems Engineering-Sales & Manager Virtual Systems Engineers

Liat Shentser a former graduate (2005) from HES Amsterdam International Business and Management Studies (now IBMS Amsterdam School of International Business) will talk about the trends in the corporate sector and within Cisco on online communication and distance collaboration. Which employment skills does Cisco expect from applicants cq. graduates. What was her own experience in her career after graduation.

 

Cisco Systems, Inc. (known as Cisco) is an American multinational technology conglomerate headquartered in San José, California, that develops, manufactures, and sells networking hardware, telecommunications equipment, and other high-technology services and products.

Discussion round.

 

Moderator: Jos Beelen

Senior Researcher at the Centre for Applied Research in Economics and Business of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and Boston University College. Chair EAIE Special Interest Group Internationalisation at Home

 

Monday afternoon  - 2 rounds of parallel workshops –

First round starts at 13.30 and second round starts at 15.30

 

13.30-15.00: first round of parallel workshops

 

Title: How to integrate real-life project experience into virtual student teamwork projects

Fraijlemaborg 3rd floor, room: 3.117

 

Workshop leaders:

Christian Steinreiber (christian.steinreiber@fh-vie.ac.at ) - Coordinator and Lecturer of Project Management Courses, University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna, Austria

Axel Zugschwert (axel.zugschwert@aon.at ) - Lecturer of Project Management Courses, University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna, Austria

Chie Misumi (c.misumi@hva.nl ) - lecturer Intercultural Awareness Amsterdam School of International Business, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Ulrik Bisgaard (ub@eaaa.dk ) – lecturer multimedia and virtual collaboration expert, Business Academy Aarhus, University of Applied Sciences, Denmark

 

Students from the Amsterdam School of International Business will join and present their experiences involving a project which they are now running involving the Austrian company ‘targit’

 

Abstract:

Managing projects is not easy, within Beezr projects students have to manage their workload and have to coordinate in addition with other virtual teams from other countries and cultures. All that requires PM knowledge and work experience which students usually cannot provide. Hence, shall the Lecturer take over the project manager role and students only deliver output? This might work, but with the result that the students will most probably not feel responsible for project success.

The workshop wants to show

  • when and how students can take the project manager role,
  • what are the most important PM which often are not that difficult to implement.

 

Small group exercises for using these tools will show lecturers how students can be included in setting up project design and making them responsible for final project results.

 

Presented will also be the case of the Austrian company ‘targit’, which commissioned this semester student teams in three countries, Denmark, the Netherland and Austria, to support organization development. Hans van der Linde, Business Development & Marketing, ‘targit’ will attend via skype. We will address the question: What is the benefit for a company to support such projects?”

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13.30-15.00

Title: Virtual mobility: what is in it for my institute?

This workshop is intended for programme managers and leaders

Fraijlemaborg 3rd floor, room: 3.004

 

Workshop leaders:

Anna Czarczyńska (czarczynska@kozminski.edu.pl ) – Dean Programme in Economics, Kozminski University Warsaw Poland

Hans Seubring (h.seubring-vierveyzer@hva.nl ) – Manager Part Time Academy,  Faculty of Business and Economics, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Margit Varga (m.e.varga@hva.nl ) – Head International Centre, Faculty of Business and Economics,  Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Nina Begičević Ređep (nbegicev@foi.hr )- Vicedean for scientific research and international cooperation, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Organization and Informatics

 

Moderator: Leonard van der Hout – Internationalisation Advisor at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

 

Abstract: – a round table discussion for primarily management staff of programmes and faculties about virtual mobility in relation to work skills and (international) accreditation of programmes.

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13.30-15.00

Title: Challenges and good practices of online collaborative international programs

Fraijlemaborg 3rd floor, room: 3.020

 

Workshop leaders:

Maggy Ovaa (M.Ovaa@umcutrecht.nl ) - strategic advisor to the Executive Board on International Affairs and Strategic Collaborations, University Medical Center Utrecht

Renée Filius - program manager of Elevate Health and researcher in the field of online education

 

Abstract:

How can you promote deep learning by enhanging collaboration and group interaction during your online course? This session provides insight into the challenges of online education on the basis of an example of an online collaborative project started by the University of California, San Diego and the University Medical Center Utrecht. In an interactive way the participants of the session will be invited to give their thoughts on the discussed topics. Participants will leave the session with insights in the challenges of online learning and new ideas and solutions for online tools and programs that will work in their own work environment.

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Title: Virtual Teamwork in Action: learning by doing. A simulation.

This workshop is offered in the first round and the second round

Fraijlemaborg 3rd floor, room: 3.012 (and partly also in room 3.046)

 

Workshop leaders first round:

Randy Bundel (r.bundel@hva.nl )  - lecturer Marketing Communication & virtual collaboration expert, Faculty of Business & Economics, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Second leader – to be confirmed

 

Workshop leaders second round:

Dr Kristina Detelj (kristina.detelj@foi.hr ) – Lecturer Faculty of Organization and Informatics , University of Zagreb, Varazdin Croatia.

Margit Varga (m.e.varga@hva.nl ) – Head International Centre, Faculty of Business and Economics, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS)

 

Abstract:

Multi-disciplinary international student teams, cross border teamwork, virtual collaboration: How does this all work, what tools do you use and how do you coach students and work together with a partner abroad. This workshop is a short simulation activity for lecturers who would like to experience virtual teamwork in action using only Skype, email, or other social media by putting them in the situation of the students. It’s the best way to learn how to coach your students in virtual collaboration projects.

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15.30-17.00: second round of parallel workshops


 Title workshop: Working Hygge (DK) / Gezellig (NL) / Towarzyski (PL) together?

Looking back on  Danish Dutch Polish virtual teamwork  projects 2012-2016

Fraijlemaborg 3rd floor, room: 3.117

 

Workshop leaders:

Randy Bundel (r.bundel@hva.nl) – lecturer Marketing Communication & virtual collaboration expert

Part Time Academy, Faculty of Business and Economics, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Hanne Engelgreen (haen@eaaa.dk ) – lecturer Marketing,  Business Academy Aarhus, University of Applied Sciences, Denmark

Marta Wojtyra (mwojtyra@kozminski.edu.pl ) -  Kozminski University Warsaw, Poland

Willem van Rijn - Senior Project Coordinator EAME Regional Cross Category Team at International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF Hilversum) and graduating student part-time programme Commercial Economics and formerly part of the virtual collaboration project Holland goes Denmark.

 

Professional and student Willem van Rijn will share his experience and why he still benefits from the skills he learned in this project also in his present work situation.

 

Abstract:

The Danes and the Dutch share a unique cultural concept: Hygge and Gezelligheid, which is almost untranslatable in many other languages. It’s best described as convivial, cosy, fun, or nice atmosphere, belonging, spending time together, all in one word.

How much Hygge / Gezellig has there been in our Beezr virtual teamwork projects and what was the Polish experience? Moreover, what challenges do students face during their virtual teamwork projects and why did they join. The student perspective will be part of this workshop from Dutch, Danish and Polish students.
Join us in an interactive workshop where we will discuss and reflect on five years of virtual collaboration.

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Title: How to set up a Virtual Student Project for Game Production and how to use a simulation game to practice real life teamwork

 

Fraijlemaborg 3rd floor, room: 3.004

 

Workshop leaders:

Kai Erenli (kai.erenli@fh-vie.ac.at ) - Director of BA Programme "Film, TV and Media Production", University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna, Austria

Jeroen Vinkesteijn (Vinkesteijn.J@nhtv.nl ) – Lecturer - NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands

 

Abstract:

The University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna, Austria, and the Technical University of Graz, Austria, have developed a combined course for Game Production between the Bachelor Program „Film-,TV- and Media Production “ and the Department for “Information Systems and Computer Media” based on their experience for Virtual Teams and Decentralized Projects. The project goal is to develop a game and to analyze and develop a fitting business model for a going-to-market-strategy. During the workshop it will be demonstrated which approach was chosen by the lectures and why these approaches where chosen. Furthermore the tools used for the virtual Collaboration will be shown. Since the course will be under way during the conference a status report will be given to participants. The workshop then aims to start a discussion about participants about the approach taken, the results so far and the tools used.

In this workshop Jeroen Vinkesteijn will also present the simulation game which he developed and which has been running the last 20 years, called the Emerald Forest Hotels game. This is an international web based simulation in which students collaborate on challenges while running a hotel.

 

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Title: Do’s and Don’ts in virtual collaboration: mistakes and solutions from the past

Fraijlemaborg 3rd floor, room: 3.020

 

Workshop leaders:

Ulrik Bisgaard – lecturer multimedia and virtual collaboration expert, Business Academy Aarhus, University of Applied Sciences, Denmark

Eva Haug – lecturer intercultural communication,  Faculty of Business and Economics, AUAS and COIL coordinator (Collaborative Online International Learning State University of New York)

 

Abstract: How to do team building when working virtually? How do you create a sense of urgency/responsibility in student teams that are virtual?

In this workshop we share some of the lessons learned from virtual teamwork done by both universities. The workshop will be practical and problem solving. We look at the different steps in setting up and supervising a virtual project as a lecturer. From formulating shared learning outcomes and assessment criteria, to icebreaker exercises and coaching the students to a successful experience, this workshop aims to give you the tools and confidence to start your own virtual project.

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Title: Virtual Teamwork in Action: learning by doing. A simulation.

This workshop is offered in the first round and the second round

Fraijlemaborg 3rd floor, room: 3.012 (and partly also in room 3.046)

 

Workshop leaders first round:

Randy Bundel (r.bundel@hva.nl )  - lecturer Marketing Communication & virtual collaboration expert, Faculty of Business & Economics, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Dr Kristina Detelj (kristina.detelj@foi.hr ) – Lecturer Faculty of Organization and Informatics , University of Zagreb, Varazdin Croatia.

 

Workshop leaders second round:

Dr Kristina Detelj (kristina.detelj@foi.hr ) – Lecturer Faculty of Organization and Informatics , University of Zagreb, Varazdin Croatia.

Margit Varga (m.e.varga@hva.nl ) – Head International Centre, Faculty of Business and Economics, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS)

 

Abstract:

Multi-disciplinary international student teams, cross border teamwork, virtual collaboration: How does this all work, what tools do you use and how do you coach students and work together with a partner abroad. This workshop is a short simulation activity for lecturers who would like to experience virtual teamwork in action using only Skype, email, or other social media by putting them in the situation of the students. It’s the best way to learn how to coach your students in virtual collaboration projects.

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Tuesday 29 November 2016 Morning

General session: Matchmaking, generate ideas for projects.

Session leaders: Randy Bundel and Margit Varga

Abstract: Bring your own project idea to the matching table and find a partner.

And Poster sessions – present your idea