Sunday, February 15, 2009

PS 3/09: Work/study scholarships

Filed under: LATINA — plinius @ 9:49 am

video-workAre you deeply interested in Web 2.0?

Video taping at LATINA Summer 2008.

Do you want to master the techniques and to understand the concepts that allow you to use the new social web in teaching, learning, media and digital libraries? Are you ready to study these topics – and practice these skills – in a stimulating Nordic environment this summer?

If so, take a look at the LATINA program.

LATINA in other languages

If you are short of funds, but prepared to add one week of regular work to to the three weeks of study, you should also consider the LATINA Work/Study Program.

In 2009, LATINA will offer four scholarships to students having languages different from English as their native tongues. The candidates will follow the LATINA summer course for the first three weeks – and gain seven ECTS. During the fourth week they will work full time with LATINA staff to translate our web based learning resources materials into their own language.

This year, we give priority to the following languages:  Spanish, Polish and Romanian.  The fourth scholarship is not earmarked for any particular language.

We do not plan to translate LATINA into the Scandinavian languages, however.

Work/Study scholarhips

The scholarship covers the full course fee – including four weeks of accommodation in a student village –  and a single grant of NOK 2.000 for daily expenses. All other costs – including travel to and from Norway – must be covered by the candidates.

If you are interested in these scholarships you should

  1. write an e-mail letter about the Work/Study scholarship to LATINA as soon as possible
  2. send an ordinary application to the Summer School before April 1

To get a better picture of the learning environment, you should also browse the LATINA web site and read some of the blog posts from last year’s course.

The scholarship letter should go to Associate Professor Tord Høivik, at


Please use this letter to explain why you would be a good candidate for the scholarship. We will give a first response within a week, but the final decision may require further discussions (by email or phone) with the applicants.

Note that the LATINA course – and the work/study scholarships – are open for teachers and other professionals as well as for students.


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