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Parallel Session 5 - Showcase 9 - Virtual WIL: technology enabled WIL placements and projects Preliminary findings


Suri, H and Kaider, F and Read, W and Russell, L and Marlow, A, Parallel Session 5 - Showcase 9 - Virtual WIL: technology enabled WIL placements and projects - Preliminary findings, ACEN-Beyond 2020: Creating the Future with WIL - WIL Virtual Summit, 27-28 October, Online (2020) [Plenary Presentation]

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Virtual WIL online placements and projects enable students to interact directly with host industries or communities to work on real-life problems or projects via online platforms, which may be independent of time, space, geographical boundaries and disciplines. The following three characteristics are integral to a virtual WIL experience: real-life tasks or problems are presented to students with briefing from the community or industry representative online; students present their work to the industry or community representatives online; and, the industry or community representatives provide online feedback to students on their project or activity. Quality virtual WIL opportunities reflect the changing nature of work, especially digitally-based gig and contract economies; improve access to placements/projects for all students, especially international and equity groups; and engage a wider range of host organisations and communities in providing WIL opportunities locally and globally (Schuster & Glavas, 2017). In this showcase presentation, we will share preliminary findings from our ACEN funded project aimed at identifying benefits of virtual WIL placements and projects, inherent challenges associated with designing and implementing these experiences, along with effective strategies for overcoming these challenges.

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Item Type:Plenary Presentation
Keywords:work integrated learning, WIL, virtual, online, Virtual WIL, innovative, scalable and sustainable WIL, globalising WIL, inclusive WIL
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Curriculum and pedagogy not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Marlow, A (Ms Annette Marlow)
ID Code:141628
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:College Office - CHM
Deposited On:2020-11-04
Last Modified:2021-04-26

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