Digital Creative Methods Contribute to Teaching Through Collaborative Schemes


  • Adriana Dervishaj Department of English Language, Faculty of Foreign Languages, University of Tirana, Rr. Elbasanit Tirana, P. Code 1001, Albania
  • Olivera Presi Department of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Education, "Aleksandër Moisiu" University, Lagja Nr.1, Rr “Taulantia”, Durrës, P.Code 2001, Albania



collaborative schemes, co-teaching approaches, innovative mobility schemes, digital teaching platforms, bottom-up micro-collaborations


Aim. This article aims to explore the impact of shared virtual classrooms and landscape linguistics on English as a foreign language (EFL) students' learning. The study also intends to contribute to the understanding of the effects of transnational partnerships and innovative teaching models on higher education.

Methods. The methodology involves case studies, co-teaching activities, and debate topics to provide practical illustrations of innovative teaching methods. The research explores the possibilities of micro-collaborations between universities and analyses the role of established platforms like the teaching innovation lab, multilingualism, interculturality and language lab, and community of practice for early career researchers.

Results. The research unfolds within four established platforms, each playing a key role in progressing activities developed by knowledge hubs and extending their impact across institutional boundaries. Virtual platforms, staff training, and co-teaching approaches have been explored and implemented in universities, contributing to the improvement of education and the access of researchers, academics, and students. The collaboration between students from Albania and Poland is presented as a practical illustration of the innovative methods discussed.

Conclusion. The paper recommends creating online learning environments, increasing capacities, and collaborative approaches. It suggests training programmes to open doors to educational ecosystems, ultimately improving education and accessibility for researchers, academics, and students. The integration of technology is emphasized to enhance the academic experience and to stimulate creative techniques of cooperative international teaching. The study concludes with a call for increased collaboration, networking opportunities, and the development of a common perspective educational ecosystem.


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Author Biographies

  • Adriana Dervishaj, Department of English Language, Faculty of Foreign Languages, University of Tirana, Rr. Elbasanit Tirana, P. Code 1001, Albania

    Associate Professor of Linguistics with a demonstrated history of working in Research and Lecturing. Research interests focus mainly on Computational Linguistics, Drama and Literature, Intercultural Communication, Critical Discourse Analysis, E-Learning, Translation, Interpretation, Corpus and Historical Linguistics, psycholinguistics, research methods, etc. 

    Author of a Book titled: Interdisciplinary Studies in Applied Linguistics

    Strong education professional with a Master of Arts in "Drama in Education" in the UK and, a PhD in Linguistics and Translation, Interpretation, and Intercultural Relations focused on Language Interpretation and Translation from The University of Bologna (JoinSEE ERASMUS exchange), Forli. 

    International Teaching experience in the context of Erasmus + Staff Exchange Projects. Experienced in teaching Linguistics, Culture and Identity,  Translation and Interpretation, Business English, Critical Discourse, and Semantics in Berlin at Humboldt University, in June 2019, Teaching Vocabulary and Methodology in Valladolid, in March 2019, Teaching Literature and Methodology in Portugal at The University of Algarve, October 2018, Teaching Translation and Drama in Spain at The University of Huelva, October 2017, teaching Critical Discourse at the University of Applied Sciences in Poland, June 2021. 

    Research experience in corpus linguistics, semantics, drama, media and critical discourse, Literature, and Methodology. Writer and Editor of academic papers in the English language.

  • Olivera Presi, Department of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Education, "Aleksandër Moisiu" University, Lagja Nr.1, Rr “Taulantia”, Durrës, P.Code 2001, Albania

    Olivera Presi is a dedicated Ph.D. Candidate currently serving as a full-time assistant lecturer in the Department of Foreign Languages at "Aleksandër Moisiu" University in Durrës. Her academic journey began with a Bachelor's degree in "British and American Studies" from the University of Tirana, followed by a "Master of Science" degree in "Management and Supervision of Educational Institutions" from "Aleksandër Moisiu" University in Durrës.

    Since June 2023, Olivera has been pursuing her doctoral studies at the Faculty of Foreign Languages, University of Tirana, furthering her expertise in the field. She embarked on her teaching career as a part-time assistant lecturer at "Aleksandër Moisiu" University, where she honed her skills and passion for education.

    Olivera Presi's contributions extend beyond the classroom as she actively participates in both national and international conferences, showcasing her research and engaging with peers in the academic community. Her dedication to scholarship is evident through her publications of scientific articles and active involvement in scientific gatherings, furthering knowledge and discourse in her field.


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How to Cite

Dervishaj, A. ., & Presi, O. (2024). Digital Creative Methods Contribute to Teaching Through Collaborative Schemes. Journal of Education Culture and Society, 15(1), 453-471.