Collaborative learning in international virtual groups: the creation of multimedia reports

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The present article presents the results of two educational innovation projects based on international collaborative learning, which have aimed at students acquiring the necessary digital skills to work in online media, while incorporating intercultural skills into their curriculum.

Students from five universities in Brazil, Portugal, and Spain have worked jointly and simultaneously during two academic courses in the development of multimedia reports, within the framework of the subjects on online journalism that they attend in their respective schools. The results show that this learning model arouses the interest of students and contributes to the acquisition of the proposed skills, although it also generates new challenges they must face, such as the difficulties added in the coordination, use of language, or the application of common journalistic criteria in different informative environments.

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