Cross-Border Education: the benefits and challenges of international joint semester cooperation

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In the autumn of 2013, the nursing educations at Klaipeda University, Gdansk Medical University and University College Zealand held a joint semester course, financed and developed as part of the Co-ordination and integration of higher education and the labour market around the South Baltic Sea (COHAB) project. The framework of the course employed a blended learning approach based upon an introductory summer school, parallel teaching sessions using a virtual conferencing system, and study visits to the participating institutions. This article not only describes the general organization of the semester course but focuses more specifically upon the benefits and challenges concerning international cooperation in the delivery of a joint semester course.

Key words: COHAB, blended learning, parallel teaching, international cooperation
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReflections from the COHAB PRoject : Staff reflections at the end of the journey
EditorsMartin Skude Rasmussen, Hélène Kelly
Number of pages6
Publication date2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • innovative teaching
  • globalization

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