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Initiatives in Online Experiential Education-from virtual labs to virtual field trips

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Call for applications- Education Seed Fund with Technical University of Munich focussed on Initiatives in Online Experiential Education

Imperial and Technical University of Munich have formed a strategic partnership in education, research and innovation.

TUM is one of Germany’s most international and entrepreneurial universities, producing highly ranked research, like Imperial, in science, engineering and medicine.

As part of the partnership, Imperial and TUM have launched an education seed fund with the aim of co-developing new applications for digital technologies to develop innovative, inclusive and impactful online experiential learning opportunities in partnership with our students.

Multi-mode delivery offers an opportunity to develop new approaches to teaching and learning, utilising new digital technologies to deliver an excellent student experience. The TUM-Imperial partnership opens up opportunities to build on our institutions’ individual successes in this area and to combine expertise and efforts to jointly develop new online experiential learning opportunities together with our students.

The scheme will aim to support 10-12 collaborative projects, with each individual project led by both an Imperial and a TUM supervisor and students from each instituion.  At Imperial this fund has been made available as part of the President’s Excellence Fund for Learning and Teaching Innovation.

Projects which support development in the following areas are encouraged:

  •  online delivery of practical labs/fieldtrips and other experiential learning opportunities
  • flexible lifelong learning/practitioner education
  • multidisciplinary, global challenge topics
  • project-based teaching
  • student entreprenuership

All projects are expected to incorporate digital innovations appropriate to achieving their project goals.

Projects are expected to have a strong student-staff partnership. Applicants must make clear in their application how and to what extent students and staff will be involved in the project development and deliery, and how the project will involve students from both institutions working together. Imperial applicants are recommended to refer to the staff-student partnership resources available on the StudentShapers webpage.

Imperial staff are invited to apply together with TUM counterparts. The guidance document and application form for the scheme is linked in the 'How to Apply' box.