Can COIL be effective in using diversity to contribute to equality? Experiences of iKudu, a European-South African consortium operating via a decolonised approach to project delivery

Alun DeWinter, Reinout Klamer

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    Abstract

    The iKudu project is a north-south collaboration between five universities in South Africa and five in Europe. As an EU-funded project, the overall aim is to capacity build around internationalisation at home through Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL). Originally presented at IVEC2020, this paper explores how iKudu navigates and utilises concepts of equality, equity through decolonisation, and Africanisation. Drawing from experiences of the first year of operation, this paper presents how the iKudu project was designed with equality in mind in order to ensure that as many students can engage in internationalisation activities, but notes how the realities of decolonisation introduce challenging contradictions for the consortium to navigate, particularly around the use of the English language in a global context. This paper also presents some of the underlying working philosophies from the perspective of the iKudu leadership to show just how COIL can be effective in contributing to equality within internationalisation of Higher Education (HE).
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationVirtual exchange: towards digital equity in internationalisation
    EditorsMüge Satar
    PublisherResearch-publishing.net
    Chapter2
    Pages29-40
    Number of pages12
    Edition1
    ISBN (Electronic)9782490057962, 9782490057955
    ISBN (Print)9782490057948
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 16 Aug 2021

    Keywords

    • COIL
    • international
    • partnership
    • collaboration
    • equality
    • decolonisation

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