Employability training gone digital: building intercultural competence through gamification of information

Employers are always looking for graduates with a global mindset and intercultural competencies. Having the ability to work effectively in diverse environments is a key skill for all students and can be a deciding factor in their future employment. With the help of a live demonstration, this e-poster will show how a gamification app of cultural scenarios can help students develop and hone their intercultural skills wherever they are. Training is going digital; useful information can be found at the tips of your fingers. Just like live socialising, gaming is an interactive experience that makes students think and learn faster. 

From this e-poster you will:

* learn about gamification and its benefits in intercultural skills development

* gain insights into how intercultural competencies can be trained online and, therefore, remotely

* be able to assess the need and use of gamification apps in your institution.

Ms Nannette Ripmeester


Expertise in Labour Mobility

Nannette Ripmeester is an expert on global mobility trends. She started her international career in the area of labour mobility at the European Commission in Brussels, being responsible for the EURES database for seven years and supporting mobile job seekers throughout the European Union. Nannette is Founder and Director of Expertise in Labour Mobility (ELM). She holds double-sided knowledge on what makes people globally employable, working with large corporate clients and higher education institutions across the world. ELM specialises in customising solutions for international labour mobility. More recently, she has become involved in the educational gaming app CareerProfessor.works, which bridges education to the world of work. Together with her team, Nannette works under the motto of ‘Making Mobility Work’. Nannette combines her role for ELM with her work as Director Client Services Europe for i-graduate, which is a leading benchmarking organisation responsible for the International Student Barometer, with 2.5 million student responses. She is Europe’s leading expert on mobility for study and work and for more than 20 years has advised employers, universities and governments on graduate mobility.