Hilary connects with a global audience

Dr Hilary Collins is based in Executive Education as a Senior Lecturer in Corporate Programmes.

Following the recent publication of her blog by Wonkhe, Hilary was also interviewed on ‘The experience of teaching during a pandemic’ as part of the Expert Talks for Cumulus Connects. Cumulus is the only global association to serve art and design education and research. It is a forum for partnership and transfer of knowledge and best practices with 340 members from 61 countries. Cumulus Connects is its new collaborative platform.

This resulted in an invitation to be a speaker at the ‘Immediate future for international exchanges’ forum, organised by the X‐files for Internationalisation working group, hosted by Cumulus Connects on 10 December. This forum explored new approaches, ideas and concrete proposals from institutions who are facing the current Covid-19 challenge in a creative way. It offered an opportunity to discuss on a global stage how higher education institutions can enhance collective intelligence and proposed a way forward to create motivating experiences for students and academic staff worldwide.

Hilary was asked to discuss her work within the OU Business School’s Executive Education and the development of short courses, as well as giving some insight into international student exchange and a potential transition online.

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