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JOVITAL: Jordan Opportunity for Virtual Innovative Teaching And Learning






October 2017 - Present


German Jordanian University (GJU)

Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT)

Mednarodna Fakulteta Za Druzbene In Poslovne Studije Zavod (MFZD)

Unione Delle Universita Del Meditteraneo (UNIMED)

Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST)

Arab Open University (AOU)

Al-hussein Bin Talal University (ABTU)

Tafila Technical University (TTU)

Project lead

Dr. Katherine Wimpenny

Project objectives

Enable academic staff to purposefully use social technologies for teaching. Design and implement problem-­‐based learning courses and cases. Transfer academic best practices from HEI in programme countries. Help Jordanian HEI to develop effective internationalisation strategies. Provide Jordanian students with international experience at their home HEI. Integrate Jordanian HEI in a global network for "Virtual Mobility".

Project impact

Supporting Jordanian HEIs in designing and implementing effective ICT-based internationalisation at home activities and integrating them in a global network for "Virtual Mobility"


Build capacity at Jordanian HEI for collaborative academic practices

Introduce and promote modern teaching and learning methodologies

Modernise HE teaching practices in Jordan with innovative technologies

Increase relevance of HE through application-­‐oriented curriculum

Open-­‐up HE to integrate refugees and disadvantaged learner group

Address limited physical academic mobility between Jordan and the EU

Augment internationalisation at home with "Virtual Mobility"


 Queen’s Award for Enterprise Logo
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2023