Project Title Bridging the Gap with Interactive Virtual Mobility (i-VMo) Kit
Project Category Innovation
Abstract The current global pandemic has resulted in diversifying teaching and learning methods to cope with the challenges of knowledge-sharing. In view of this, virtual mobility is seen as an integral alternative to traditional exchange. The augmented role of virtual mobility programmes has made it possible for students from other countries to study from anywhere around the world to exchange international educational experience (Koris, Mato-Díaz, & Hernández- Nanclares, 2021). To implement this, an interactive Virtual Mobility (i-VMo) Kit is developed as a learning modality with the purpose to enhance students’ knowledge and skills through language learning and cultural exchange in an open education. The kit consists of seven modules focusing on basic Malay language and introduction to the cultures in Sarawak, Malaysia. It is designed for international undergraduate students from China, Indonesia and Thailand, who participated in a virtual mobility programme hosted by Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Cawangan Sarawak. The virtual mobility programme was conducted for three consecutive days and the kit was used across all activities. Overall, students showcased positive feedback regarding the modules presented in the kit, emphasising on “interactive”, “fun” and “useful” in their responses. The novelty of this product lies in its flexible and innovative online resources that promote students’ transferable skills and diversification in higher education. As an alternative to on-site teaching, i-VMo Kit provides learners with enriching learning experience as students immerse in social- cultural exchange, thus promoting internationalisation in higher education. Keywords: virtual mobility, cultural exchange, higher education, internationalisation
Validation Status Validated
Validation Date 2022-08-11


Staff Status
Jacqueline Susan anak Rijeng Leader
Kimberley Lau Yih Long Member
Imelia Laura ak Daneil Member
Tang Howe Eng, Dr. Member
Siti Faridah binti Kamaruddin Member


Event Name Event Date Event Level Achievement Event Venue
10th International Innovation, Ivention & Design (INDES) 2021 Competition 2021-11-14 International Silver Virtual