Intercultural competence and entrepreneurship toolkit
The intercultural competence and entrepreneurship toolkit can be found at: https://course.nice-eu.org and is available for students who participate in the NICE programme during the 2019 and 2020 cycles. Once the NICE project concludes, the toolkit will transition into an Open Educational Resource for any person or group who wishes to use it.
The toolkit is comprised of seven online modules that have text, video, multiple choice questions and other interactive activities. Learners work through the modules one section at a time and as they progress the content becomes more complex. The introductory module starts with the foundations of intercultural competence and entrepreneurship, assuming that learners do not have a grounding in either subject. By the time the learner completes module seven, they will have a thorough understanding of both concepts, along with a fully developed business model canvas. Learners are placed into groups of five (all from separate institutions) and each week they will have a virtual discussion with their teammates (facilitated by a member of staff) about the content of the module.
NICE Slicc (STUDENT-LED, Individually-created Course)
Students who participate in the 2019/2020 NICE programme will have the opportunity to receive ECTS credits for their work. Throughout the SLICC, students will develop their reflective learning skills as they construct an e-portfolio within a virtual learning environment (PebblePad). Their reflective work is reviewed by an academic member of staff from one of the NICE partner institutions.
The NICE SLICC academic credits will transfer differently from partner to partner, so if you are a student looking for more information about this, please confirm directly with your own institution. You can find the list of partner institutions on the NICE programme on our About NICE page.
Collaborative Online group discussion space
While working through the toolkits, students who are completing the NICE programme will have a space within the online platform to discuss their activities throughout the week with their group. They will be expected to upload videos feeding back the experiences they have going out and learning about their own intercultural bias and the challenges they face as they start down the road of entrepreneurship. This online space (combined with the weekly virtual meetings) is helpful for the students to understand and process the new concepts they are learning.
Handbook & Framework for policy makers
At the culmination of the NICE programme, the NICE consortium will provide a Handbook and Framework for policy makers, to provide other interested parties with a blueprint outlining how to replicate this work at their own institutions. The Handbook and Framework will be a formalised "how to guide" and will be published via this website and at our Final Project Workshop in Brussels in September 2020.