“International cooperation network for knowledge transfer of and digital learning facing postCOVID crisis” (InCoN-TDL) was launched in June 2020, through the project “International cooperation network for knowledge transfer of and learning facing postCOVID crisis”. This project was funded by the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Institutional Policy and International Relations of the National University of Distance Education (UNED) (Spain).
As a result of this, the network was configured as a space of international, European and Latin American confluence. It grew, got richer and benefited from the feedback by the participation and contributions of researchers and teachers from innovative interdisciplinary fields.
The crisis caused by the COVID-19, together with the isolation that has led to, has provoked the dismemberment of inter-university networks which under normal circumstances were strongly cohesive. For this reason, InCoN-TDL aims to re-establish the university network that allow the strengthening of connections between European universities and, in turn, on the basis of a specialized training process against disinformation, serve as an antidote to the infodemic.
Now more than ever it is important to address the connections between different university institutions through their teaching staff as well as the formation of networks with common objectives. From an international perspective, the collaboration between universities and associations that take part in part, try to give an answer to an increasingly uncertain digital society from an innovative educational approach, in which technology and digital pedagogical innovation converge in alternative methodologies that facilitate progress of the university education system.
In short, the network’s aim is to provide the university community with digital skills and raise its awareness in relation to the general threat posed by the phenomenon of disinformation for a cohesive Europe, and more specifically in situations of uncertainty, such as the one experienced during the health emergency.