Inter-institutional training cooperation on the use of tablets in interpreting

Alexander DRECHSEL, Mirja BOUCHARD, Marcin FEDER


The rising popularity of mobile devices, specifically tablet computers, among interpreters and the trend towards digitisation and paperless workflows in international organisations create opportunities for introducing tablets into the interpreter workflow. This paper presents a webinar organised jointly by the European Commission and European Parliament for members of a network of language and conference services in international organisations. The article describes the context, preparation and organisation of that webinar as an example for inter-institutional cooperation in online interpreter training against the backdrop of stagnating or decreasing resources and it also provides some insights from an evaluation form sent to participants after the webinar.


interpreting; mobile devices; tablets; webinar; training; inter-institutional cooperation

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